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I got Mozilla running
well under FreeBSD.
I am a big fan of the Mozila project, and while Mozilla is
contained in the FreeBSD ports collection, they seem to
stick to the milestone releases as opposed to the nightly
Here are some tips on grabbing a current copy of the source
and using it to build a browser. Since you are working with
code in progress, it could very well be broken when you grab
it. Wait awhile and try again. :)
I have also created a 48x48 pixel XPM suitable for use as a
dock icon. I simply took the mozilla.org logo, shrunk it,
and cleaned it up.
It is available here
Download the Mozilla source code.. You could also
also checkout the latest version from
- Extract the tarball
- cd mozilla
- Apply all the patches in
/usr/ports/www/mozilla/patches. You can
do this with the command "patch -p0 <
- Using the
Unix Build Configurator, build a ~/.mozconfig.
This saves you the trouble of passing arguments to
the configure script to do things like disabling
debug info, the Mail/News client, etc..
- Wait a fairly long time...
- gmake install
- cd .. ; chgrp -R root:wheel mozilla ;
mv mozilla /usr/local
- set the MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME
environment variable to '/usr/local/mozilla'
- add $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/dist/bin to your
- ./mozilla (Note: The first time you run
mozilla, you must run it as root)