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Re: Is is time to rename firefox?

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, Tobias Nygren wrote:

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:47:10 +0100
Martin Husemann <> wrote:

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 01:23:31AM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
        So firefox3 installs as firefox and firefox2 as firefox2, updating
        everything that currently buildlinks to www/firefox to
        www/firefox2. Adding appropriate conflict lines may be fun....

Yes, but why keep firefox2?

It is not maintained any more, so an increasing security risk - I don't think
we do anyone a favour in still distributing it.

I agree that firefox2 should go away as soon as possible, but first we
need to decide what to do with packages that buildlink firefox2.
In some cases there may be newer upstream releases that can use gecko
from firefox3.

At least these packages are affected:

Of the above, only openoffice has been updated to work with firefox3,
afaik. Beware that the pkg-config stuff in firefox3 hasn't been tested
much so there may be bugs waiting to be discovered there.

        OK, so clarified proposal:

        - Rename www/firefox3 to www/firefox and have it install firefox3
          and firefox binaries, and add a CONFLICTS for firefox2 and
        - Rename www/firefox to www/firefox2 and have it install firefox2
          binaries only and add CONFLICTS for firefox<3
        - Update all the everything that currently buildlinks to www/firefox
          to firefox3 in www/firefox if it supports it, or www/firefox2

                David/absolute       -- No hype required --

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