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Re: about "www/firefox"

Thank you for the information.

Then, all the installed packages should be removed and re-built if
pkgsrc tree is updated, is this what you mean?
Or, you mean current tree is not encouraged for most users?


On Mon, 29 Mar 2021 at 20:30, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> Kinoshita Daisuke <> writes:
> > It is about the build of "www/firefox".
> > I have not examined carefully, but I have an impression that the build
> > of www/firefox fails under some conditions.
> > It seems that the build of www/firefox fails if devel/nss is older.
> > If the version of devel/nss is 3.61, the build of www/firefox fails.
> > If the version of devel/nss is 3.62, the build is completed without
> > any problems.
> >
> > I went through the file www/firefox/Makefile, and did not see
> > statements about dependencies.
> > Does www/firefox checks dependencies although Makefile does not have
> > "DEPENDS" lines?
> > Dependencies are explicitly stated in a file other than Makefile?
> Besides what Thomas said:
>   pkgsrc is generally developed with the rest of packages  up to date.
>   Updating the sources of one package and trying to build it is
>   basically a wrong thing to do.   Always use a consistent pkgsrc tree
>   (unless you know enough to work around problems without asking for
>   help, reverting to consistent as the firsr step).
>   Building a package from an updated tree when installed packages are
>   out of date is asking for trouble because you are operating in a way
>   that most developers do not.

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