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Re: firefox3 totally unusable
On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:48:05 +0200
Rhialto <rhialto%falu.nl@localhost> wrote:
> I built and installed firefox3 from the new stable pkgsrc-2008Q2 branch,
> and it is totally unusable.
> To begin with, it wants me to agree with a EULA.
Please complain to the Mozilla Foundation if you don't like the EULA.
> After that, it declares half my extensions "incompatible".
Try visiting the extensions' respective homepage, sometimes they have
new or beta versions that work. Eitherway, it's not a pkgsrc problem.
> Then it doesn't render pages at all, or if it does, uses the numbered
> boxes for many letters like http://www.falu.nl/~rhialto/firefox3.png.
> www.netbsd.org turns into an empty "untitled" page, for instance.
> On stdout it spits out scores of messages like
> (firefox-bin:7070): Pango-WARNING **: shaping failure, expect ugly
> output. shape-engine='BasicEngineFc', font='Trebuchet MS Bold Italic
> 10.03125', text=' '
This may be due to missing X11 fonts. I use modular X.org with it's
font meta package, and that works fine for me.
/usr/pkg/bin/fc-list can be used to see which fonts have been detected.
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