install firefox without X

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Jun 18 23:34:11 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Pol Hallen <ml at> wrote:

> Hi all :-)
> I need use -X ssh and use firefox on remote machine:
> ssh -X -l user xxx host
> Is there a way to install firefox without X? or less ports possible

On a clean machine, setting WITHOUT_X11=yes in /etc/make.conf then using
ports to install firefox eg "portmaster www/firefox" is going to be the
easiest way to get a minimal install.  Then only required X11 components
will be pulled in(assuming the port tree is in a good state).   Obviously
X11 cannot be eliminated entirely on the headless system try to forward X11
apps.  There is a reason you have to type "ssh -X"

Adam Vande More

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