Subject: pkg/19285: pkg build knob for mozilla libnullplugin
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/05/2002 12:29:41
>Synopsis: need a build knob to disable mozilla libnullplugin
>Arrival-Date: Wed Dec 04 17:30:00 PST 2002
>Originator: Luke Mewburn
>Release: NetBSD 1.6_STABLE
System: NetBSD argo.mewburn.net 1.6_STABLE NetBSD 1.6_STABLE (ARGO from GENERIC-$Revision: 1.491.4.2 $) #0: Sun Oct 13 18:45:29 EST 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org:/var/scratch/obj.i386/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ARGO i386
mozilla ships with a plugin - libnullplugin.so - which
installs itself as the default plugin for unknown plugin
This plugin has the extremely irritating behaviour of
displaying a pop up EVERY TIME a web site wants a plugin
you don't have (e.g., Flash), and there's no obvious way
to say "don't nag me any more".
If you remove the plugin:
then mozilla itself still displays a dialog telling you
that the plugin is unsupported, but you can check a box
to say "ok, please don't nag me anymore", which is much
Go to a website which asks for a plugin which you don't have.
(E.g, www.asus.com without a flash player).
Get annoyed with the popups.
Provide a pkg mk.conf(5) variable to remove this plugin
from the install and from the installed PLIST.