steve%prd.co.uk@localhost (Steve Blinkhorn) writes: > Which is what I tried to do in the first place. But there does not > seem to be a > nicely wrapped-up version of firefox - that's just a script that needs > xulrunner, > which is in <devel>. Maybe it's just 5.0.2 that lacks such a thing? > Anyone? Yes, it might be that the 5.0.2 build is deficient. I don't see firefox in there. If you can update to 5.1.2, and then (remove all packages and) install from ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD/i386/5.1_2012Q3/All/ there is a firefox package. After setting PKG_PATH, you should be able to install it and have the dependencies get added (assuming /tmp is big enough :-). FWIW, one computer I use is running very recent netbsd-5 and has 926 packages installed, including firefox. >> There are tools that I don't really understand for managing binary >> packages. Certainly there is pkg_chk, but also pkgin, which is on my >> list of things to understand. I believe that it's intended to support >> your use case. > > pkgin is new to me too - nothing in my online manual. But in general, Install pkgtools/pkgin and then you'll have the man page :-) > except in simple cases with few or no dependencies, the binary package > environment does not seem complete enough to be dependable - it may > just be detail that's missing here and there, but those of us who are > first and foremost users don't necessarily have the time to do a lot > of option twiddling (remembering the twiddles from last time round the > loop is hard enough). And these days, a working browser is not the > luxury it once was. Sure, I wasn't trying to suggest you get into building from source. If you install from the above URL, and check out -r pkgsrc-2012Q3, then you can build one package from source and mix/match with the binaries. The problems start when people use a source tree that is different from that used to build the binaries they want to intermix with.
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