Mozilla Updates

Programmer In Training pit at
Thu Feb 25 21:18:26 UTC 2010

On 02/25/10 15:09, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Programmer In Training <pit at> writes:
>> Since the advisories from Mozilla[0-1] have been released, and updates
>> for at least FireFox and Thunderbird are available, when will they be
>> made available via ports (especially FF 3.6 TB 3.0.2)? Should I
>> deinstall the ports version and go ahead and compile from source
>> available at Mozilla's sites?
> I'm not sure what you're asking.  Firefox 3.6 has been available from
> ports for over two weeks.  Thunderbird hasn't been updated yet, but
> 3.0.2 has only been out for a few hours.

As of the last time I updated ports (the 22nd) I was prevented from
installing Firefox because of the vulnerabilities. I'm grabbing and
extracting for today right now.

Also, did not realize that 3.0.2 has only been out for a few hours. I
only check Mozilla site every so often (and the CERT site even less so).

> I would recommend that if you want updates faster than the maintainers
> check them in, you go ahead and build them yourself, but think carefully
> about how to do it.  If you build without the ports system, it can be
> difficult to remove the program again when you next wish to update.  If

That's why I'm seeking advice. I'm content to wait for the maintainers
to check them in (for the most part).

> you don't have the skills to update the port skeleton to a new version,
> you probably won't find it any easier to build the program from scratch.

I do, though I'm having some weird issues with freebsd-update. If I
can't resolve them myself within the next few days I'll be back here to ask.
Yours In Christ,

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