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Date:      Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:05:39 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: need help with the last-two-ports!
Message-ID:  <20100123000539.821635f9.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20100122033309.GF10775@thought.org>
References:  <20100121210658.GA10757@thought.org> <20100121221929.6ceaba00.freebsd@edvax.de> <20100122001430.GC10775@thought.org> <20100122021557.f52bc107.freebsd@edvax.de> <20100122033309.GF10775@thought.org>

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On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:33:09 -0800, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> 	surprised how many things depend on that nspr...  wow.

It seems to be because many other things depend on Netscape
(or the corresponding HTML renderer or who knows what); from
the port's description:

	Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides a
	platform-neutral API for system level and
	libc like functions. The API is used in the
	Mozilla client, many of Netscape/AOL/iPlanet's
	and other software offerings.

So why port software complicatedly to FreeBSD when all
the OS-specific stuff can be abstracted by another port? :-)


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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