Mike Pelley <mike%pelley.com@localhost> writes: > On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Jared D. McNeill > <jmcneill%invisible.ca@localhost> wrote: >> Greg Troxel wrote: >>> >>> Marking it broken on NetBSD seems fair, but removing it seems extreme. >> >> Why is firefox so special that pkgsrc provides a binary source package for >> it? I think partly because it's huge (like openoffice but not as bad), and partly to enable using linux plugins on NetBSD. > I accidentally had a private discussion with Jared by forgetting to > "reply to all". In the end he suggested that nspluginwrapper + a > NetBSD native Firefox is a better way to go, and I don't disagree. Sure - that's what I'm running. > If there are no objections, I will disable this package tomorrow in > the manner proposed by Jeremy Reed. I think we should consider > deletion though, as it can always be added later once the issues are > resolved. Am I wrong in thinking that this package is not that useful > for non-NetBSD OSs? Perhaps Jeremy could speak up about whether people who use pkgsrc-on-linux want it, but presumably they'd build from source. I withdraw any objection to removing firefox*-bin that people think I might have made. I was reacting to "doesn't work on NetBSD so delete", but I see the "why would anyone want it" point.
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