Subject: mozilla nss
To: None <>
From: Matthew Luckie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/31/2005 16:14:26

I've created a pkgsrc-wip entry for mozilla-nss.

mozilla-nss is a SSL library like OpenSSL and gnutls.  It provides a set 
of includes, libraries, and binaries by default.  My concern is with the 
includes and libraries, as I want to be able to link things against the 
nss libraries (such as gaim and gaim-encryption).

At this time, the pkgsrc-wip entry for nss does not install any 
binaries.  The reason for this is that the binaries have fairly generic 
names that clash with other pkgsrc installs.  The most notable is 
digest, which is required by pkglint.  The FreeBSD port for nss has the 

CONFLICTS=      btoa-5.* digest-* emboss-2.4.* oases-2.* p5-PAR-0.*

pkgsrc does not have btoa, emboss, oases.  there may be a conflict with 
p5-PAR-dist but I have not confirmed.

As far as I can tell, there probably will not be any real demand for the 
binaries that can be installed as part of nss.  However, I would like to 
ask if there is somewhere they should be installed.  I debated the 


So here's the question: should the binaries be installed and if so, where?