Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/nspr
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/04/2005 00:49:21
On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 17:54 +0000, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	jschauma
> Date:		Thu Feb  3 17:54:21 UTC 2005
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/devel/nspr: Makefile PLIST
> Log Message:
> We can't install these libraries into ${PREFIX}/lib, since mozilla
> browsers might then falsely load these instead of their own.
> So: Install the libraries into their own directory.

I wonder... couldn't we make the mozilla packages use these libraries
instead of building their own?

I think it could be nice to have things separated as much as possible,
without having duplicate stuff installed.  In this case, nss and nspr,
could be standalone and mozilla could use them.

But thinking a bit further, it seems that a package that just contained
mozilla's rendering engine could be very good to have.  Why?  It looks
ugly that, to use it, one needs to have the whole mozilla suite
installed; for example, consider epiphany.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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