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Re: Removal of "firefox3-bin" package

Mike Pelley <> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Jared D. McNeill 
> <> 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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