SVG and dependence on Firefox2.x?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Mon Sep 14 08:55:59 UTC 2009

On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 14:59:51 -0700, Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at> wrote:
> I notice that for both The Gimp and graphviz, and probably for others
> as well, marking them or their dependencies as able to render SVG
> invokes installation of FF 2.x.
> This fails, as the port is marked as forbidden, and then the
> installation of these graphics programs fails.
> Not a huge deal, but any way to work around it?

You can build most of the ports that depend on GECKO with the following
in your `/etc/make.conf' file:

    WITH_GECKO=		libxul

I just finished rebuilding my packages in a chroot with this option, and
firefox 2.x was not required for a full x11/gnome2 build:

# pkg_info | fgrep firefo
firefox-3.5.3,1     Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla

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