This is a discussion on Re: Reporting problems with Firefox (?) - FreeBSD ; --=-DvBhrpJkxZa0L7WoMZL0 Content-Type: text/plain Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 01:44 -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: > In message , you wrote: >=20 > >Debugging is the only way to go as I cannot reproduce this problem ,and > >you are ...
On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 01:44 -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, you wrote:
> >Debugging is the only way to go as I cannot reproduce this problem ,and
> >you are the only one complaining of it. That said, you might try
> >www/firefox (which is Firefox 2.0).
> Begging yourt pardon, but that does not seem to be the case, actually.
> In the /usr/ports tree that was distributed with 6.2-RELEASE (which is
> what I am runing, and what I just installed) the Makefile within the
> www/firefox directory makes it abundantly clear that doing a "make" in
> that directory will only get me another (probably equally broken) copy
> of Firefox 184.108.40.206.
> So what should I do? Download a new /usr/ports tree and then go into
> www/firefox and do a build?
You should get a new ports tree, and follow all relevant steps
in /usr/ports/UPDATING to upgrade all installed packages from their
> >> I don't remember ever installing anything from the /usr/ports tree for=
> >> I believe that I just pulled the pre-compiled package "firefox-220.127.116.11=
> >> off of the install CDs. Anyway, in /var/db/pkg I do see an entrit cal=
> >> firefox-18.104.22.168,1.
> >Try using ports instead of packages.
> See above. The /usr/ports tree that was distributed with 6.2-RELEASE con=
> the same versions of stuff as are in the pre-compiled packages.
> >> OK, so let's say that I want to try the linux-firefox version. I must
> >> ask this: Do I first need to replace all of the X11 related stuff, i.=
> >> "upgrade" from X.org 6.9.0 to X.org 7.2 first?
> >You definitely should upgrade all your ports before reporting problems.
> Yeabut is X11 considered part of "ports"?
> That's what I am asking, and what I would like somebody to help me to
> understand. (Please forgive my abundant ignorance and please do enlighte=
> I thought that X11 was _special_ and that it was more of an intergral par=
> of the OS. No? Just another "port"?
X.Org is a meta-port that builds hundreds of other ports (just like
GNOME). If you upgrade, you need to be aware of the special
instructions in /usr/ports/UPDATING.
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