Subject: Re: firefox-bin-* packages
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/04/2005 12:23:47
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Thomas Klausner <> wrote:
> 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
> gtk2.

Right, and now the package found in pkgsrc, which is called
'firefox-bin' registers as 'firefox-gtk2-bin'.

> > 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.

See above.  I did, and ended up with a package called


Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

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