Subject: Re: firefox2 as gecko provider?
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/22/2006 10:23:23
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 10:18:14AM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> I'll change the www/firefox2* packages to register themselves as firefox-2.0
> instead of firefox2-2.0 and make the paths and executables "firefox" instead
> of "firefox2" as well.  That will make the packages conflicting so I can add
> the pkg_config files to the firefox2 package.
> Nothing of this will affect the 1.5.0.x packages, you will only lose the
> ability to install firefox 1.5.0.x and 2.0 in parallel.

Moreover this will make firefox2-bin-${PLUGIN} obsolete because the only
difference with the according firefox-bin-${PLUGIN} packages is

-DEPENDS+=		firefox-bin>=0.8:../../www/firefox-bin
+DEPENDS+=		firefox2-bin>=2.0:../../www/firefox2-bin

But nevertheless I think we should revise our browser plugin package
infastructure, so we don't need to create (mostly identical) plugin
packages for every browser (firefox, firefox2, seamonkey, ...).