Subject: Re: What to do for a graphical browser in NetBSD???
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/21/2006 13:54:33
On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 10:33:43 -0800, (Brian
Buhrow) wrote:

> 	Hello.  thank you for all the feedback.  As someone pointed out on
> this thread, Firefox has been upgraded on the pkgsrc-2006Q3 branch, so I
> just did a cvs update, and that seems to have gotten me over this problem.
> 	Now, another question.  I'm now trying to decide whether I should
> compile my own native version of firefox, or if I should just run the Linux
> binary.  The question I have is if I compile a netBSD native version, which
> I'm more inclined to do, will we still  be able to use all the plugins,
> like, java, acroread, etc.  Those appear to be binary plugins for the Linux
> version, and my concern is that if I use a native version of the browser, I
> won't be able to use it with these "must haves".  Aare there alernative way
> of geting the same feature set besides just running the Linux binaries?

If you need the plugins, you have to use the Linux binaries.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,