Subject: Re: Notes on IRIX build of firefox, thunderbird and gimp2
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Staffan_Thom=E9n?= <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/17/2004 20:06:07
Georg Schwarz wrote:
>>>Can't think of anything else that would break for now... Maybe someone 
>>>else using irix has some use for this. pkgsrc is getting to the point 
>>>that I would recommend it instead of sgi's freeware system. We still 
>>>have fewer dependencies ;-)
>>Yay! :-)
> I'm now for a few weeks trying build firefox, mozilla, and thunderbird on
> IRIX 5.3. So far progress is amazingly good (read: given the amount of
> code there are relatively few issues), but due to the speed (or lack thereof)
> my machine it does take at least a while before I have a chance to finish.
> The libz issue right now costs me some time rebuilding stuff...
> Anyway, do you happen to know of anyone running the mozilla apps on IRIX5?

No, I don't know anyone not running 6.5, except for perhaps one 
enthusiast, do you really think it would be sane to try to use firefox 
and friends on such a machine? This considering how slow they are on my 
300MHz R12k Octane.

Staffan Thomen