Possible obsolete entries in /etc/make.conf

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Sep 4 11:42:20 UTC 2011

On Sun, 4 Sep 2011 07:27:28 -0400, Carmel wrote:
> A while ago, at least a year or more I would guess, I saw something
> about placing a couple of entries in the "/etc/make.conf" file to
> correct a problem with "Firefox". I am currently using Firefox-6.0.1 on
> FreeBSD-8.2. These are the entries I am wondering about:
> WITH_MOZILLA=firefox
> WITH_GECKO=libxul
> Are they still relevant, or can I just remove them. Honestly, I do not
> remember exactly what they do anymore, anyway.

I can't name the particular port, but I think I remember
that some port required Mozilla (!= Firefox!) as a dependency
for using its HTML engine for its help system. Those
options prevented the installation of Mozilla and made
the port use Firefox instead. This situation appeared
when the port that was not seen to have anything to
do with web browsing caused the installation of Mozilla,
even if Firefox was already installed (and also if it
was not).

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