Does Firefox run on the SPARC64 port of FreeBSD?

Michael Johnson ahze at
Thu Jan 18 15:47:41 UTC 2007

On 1/16/07, Christian Baer <christian.baer at> wrote:
> Greetings fellow computer haters! :-)
> As I have already written on the STABLE mailing list, I can't seem to
> get Firefox to start on my Sun U60. Thunderbird works fine (as far as I
> can tell after two days), but Firefox just exits instantly with a segfault.
> I didn't get any replies from the STABLE list, but I got a few ideas
> from a German newsgroup. On of these ideas was that Firefox may not run
> at all unter FreeBSD SPARC64. The reason given was that outside of the
> common plattforms (i386, AMD64 and maybe alpha) much of the ports world
> is untestet.
> To be honest, I find that a little hard to believe for Firefox. If we
> were talking about some application that is rarely used at all, sure.
> But Firefox should be quite common - one would think anyway.
> Well, just to rule out this possibility, I tought I'd just ask around if
> anyone got Firefox to run on FreeBSD 6.1 SPARC64.
> Hit me with answers! :-)

Firefox only runs on >= 601101 sparc64.

> Regards
> Chris
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