Subject: Re: firefox-bin-* packages
To: None <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/04/2005 18:18:45
On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 04:41:35PM -0400, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> It seems that the default firefox-bin package has become
> firefox-gtk2-bin.

In a way. There is no other Linux binary but the one linked against

> This causes problems with the firefox-bin-* packages,
> as they (a) try to pull in 'firefox-bin' and don't know that
> 'firefox-gtk2-bin' is acceptable

I don't agree here -- firefox-gtk2-bin is not acceptable.
It has been removed from pkgsrc, and I don't see a reason
to still support it.  Just install the firefox-bin package.

> and (b) try to install the plugins into
> .../firefox-linux/... instead of .../firefox-gtk2-linux/...

Yes, to match firefox-bin.

> Could somebody take a look at this?  Otherwise.... <big threat!> I'll
> file a PR.

No! Please!!!