Subject: pkg/19285: pkg build knob for mozilla libnullplugin
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/05/2002 12:29:41
>Number:         19285
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       need a build knob to disable mozilla libnullplugin
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Dec 04 17:30:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Luke Mewburn
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6_STABLE
System: NetBSD 1.6_STABLE NetBSD 1.6_STABLE (ARGO from GENERIC-$Revision: 1.491.4.2 $) #0: Sun Oct 13 18:45:29 EST 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	mozilla ships with a plugin - - 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:
		rm /usr/pkg/lib/mozilla/plugins/
	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
	more useful.

	Go to a website which asks for a plugin which you don't have.
	(E.g, 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.