tech-pkg archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: www/firefox-esr instead of www/firefox[0-9]*

On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 12:46:39PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> nia <> writes:
> > On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 10:44:26AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >> I don't understand how a single esr name would work.  What happens on
> >> older platforms where that single one doesn't build, and people want the
> >> previous esr?  If they are running an unversioned package, then they
> >> will have no package available, instead of getting an update to the one
> >> they are running.
> >
> > It wouldn't.
> I am not following.  My point is that we have old versions around for
> multiple reasons, and a big one is that the newer version, that in
> theory someone ought to run, doesn't work on their platform.  This is

A second reason is that some complex sites don't work with 'too new'
firefox versions. We have services at work that still don't work
with firefox68, but do with firefox60. So I have both versions installed.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index