SVG and dependence on Firefox2.x?

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at
Mon Sep 14 13:56:28 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 01:55, Giorgos Keramidas
<keramida at> wrote:
> 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
> #

Even better.

Many thanks.


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