Subject: Re: What to do for a graphical browser in NetBSD???
To: Ulrich Etile <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/20/2006 14:49:59
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 20:38:18 +0000, Ulrich Etile <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Le Mon, 20 Nov 2006 08:36:37 -0800,
> email@example.com (Brian Buhrow) a =E9crit :
> > Hello. My wife would like to convert her ancient laptop to
> > NetBSD. Now, I'm looking at the pkgsrc tree, as of 2006Q3, and I see
> > that firefox is in there, but the version is 188.8.131.52,
> > but that this version has several security holes. What are others
> > doing to get graphical browsers under NetBSD? Do folks just not use
> > the pkgsrc tree to build a browser, or must I update my pkgsrc tree
> > to the absolutely latest of the moment to get the current firefox
> > browser?
> > Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
> > -thanks
> > -Brian
> Your pkgsrc tree is obsolete. Firefox 184.108.40.206 and 2.0 are
> released in the -current tree.
Right, but he said specifically that he's using 2006Q3.
I don't use that branch, so I can't say for sure -- have you tried doing a
cvs update in that directory? Security fixes are often (though not
always) pulled up. (But this is why I don't run the quarterly snapshots.)
If it hasn't been pulled up yet, do a send-pr requesting it.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb