Compile firefox with debug symbols

Matthew Donovan kitche at
Fri Aug 1 02:05:11 UTC 2008

> Hi,
> I have some problems with firefox (it just don't
> start - as well as openoffice.) I think it is a
> broken lib - but though I recompiled all the libs
> it still does not work.
> Now I'll do it the right way and use gdb but until
> now I had no success compiling a binary of firefox
> (or regxpcom which also hangs) with debug symbols
> I tried " make DEBUG=on LOGGING=on" but this produced
> also only the stripped binaries.
> So - how can I build firefox (form the ports) with
> debug symbols?
> Thank you,
>   Martin L.
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This is how to do it cd /usr/ports/www/firefox2 or 3 and  make config and
select the Debug option

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