need help with the last-two-ports!

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Jan 22 23:05:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:33:09 -0800, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
> 	surprised how many things depend on that nspr...  wow.

It seems to be because many other things depend on Netscape
(or the corresponding HTML renderer or who knows what); from
the port's description:

	Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides a
	platform-neutral API for system level and
	libc like functions. The API is used in the
	Mozilla client, many of Netscape/AOL/iPlanet's
	and other software offerings.

So why port software complicatedly to FreeBSD when all
the OS-specific stuff can be abstracted by another port? :-)

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