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Re: Is is time to rename firefox?

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, Tim Zingelman wrote:

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, OBATA Akio wrote:

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:13:30 +0900, Thomas Klausner <> 

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 09:47:10AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
It is not maintained any more, so an increasing security risk - I don't think
we do anyone a favour in still distributing it.

If this is official, please add an entry to eol-packages and

It is already noted in both files.

Patches are available for firefox to fix the latest security issues reported:


I am happy to generate patches for the package to incorporate them and bump the version to

In particular, if www/firefox3 will not be moved to www/firefox I'd argue that keeping the old package around a little while longer is justifiable.

I have yet to get a build of firefox3 from pkgsrc that is stable on solaris 10 sparc... (or FreeBSD 6.3 x86 for that matter.)

        I am in no hurry to remove firefox2, but maybe we should leave
        firefox3 as www/firefox3 and rename firefox2 to www/firefox2 ?
                David/absolute       -- No hype required --

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