Vimium on Chromium on FreeBSD

Chris Brennan xaero at
Fri Nov 5 00:32:34 UTC 2010

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 02:25:23PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> >
> > Vimium is one of several Chromium extensions that provide some vi-like
> > keybindings, and arguably the one with the best vi-like experience.
> > Unfortunately, it is not quite up to the standards of Vimperator on
> > Firefox, but it is definitely better than nothing.  Also unfortunately,
> > it does not install on FreeBSD in its current official form.  It only
> > produces an error.
> I figured out why the version of Chromium in ports does not support the
> URL scheme wildcard: that was a feature of the matches value that was
> added in Chromium v6.x.  Chromium is up to 7.x now, but the version in
> FreeBSD ports is still 5.0.x, so my ugly "fix" is necessary to make
> Vimium installable.
So are there plans to get 7x into ports? I would love to go back to Chrome
as a browser ... I find Firefox so clunky now! :D

>  --
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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