Subject: Re: What to do for a graphical browser in NetBSD???
To: Brian Buhrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/21/2006 13:54:33
On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 10:33:43 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian
> Hello. thank you for all the feedback. As someone pointed out on
> this thread, Firefox has been upgraded on the pkgsrc-2006Q3 branch, so I
> just did a cvs update, and that seems to have gotten me over this problem.
> Now, another question. I'm now trying to decide whether I should
> compile my own native version of firefox, or if I should just run the Linux
> binary. The question I have is if I compile a netBSD native version, which
> I'm more inclined to do, will we still be able to use all the plugins,
> like, java, acroread, etc. Those appear to be binary plugins for the Linux
> version, and my concern is that if I use a native version of the browser, I
> won't be able to use it with these "must haves". Aare there alernative way
> of geting the same feature set besides just running the Linux binaries?
If you need the plugins, you have to use the Linux binaries.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb