On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Masanori Sekino wrote:
1. Is there anyone who fails to build a working binary with Dec.
2001 Develoer Tools?
Yes -- I've got that version of the devtools disc, and I've tried failed
to build Mozilla three times; each time it has failed at the final dpkg
stages. The build process -- which took a solid 24 hours on my poor little
iMac (233 mhz G3, 160 mb ram, OSX 10.1.3) -- *seemed* to finish cleanly
each time, ending up by the normal removal of the /sw/src/mozilla... build
directory and the creation of the mozilla...deb file, but then the dpkg
steps fail, and I don't know enough about Debian's apt/dpkg system to
diagnose the problem there. Sample output follows:
[localhost Wed 2:02:31pm ~]% sudo fink install mozilla
Reading package info...
Information about 353 packages read in 26 seconds.
pkg mozilla version ###
pkg mozilla version 0.9.8-1
The following package will be installed or updated:
(Reading database ... 55675 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mozilla (from .../mozilla_0.9.8-1_darwin-powerpc.deb) ...
Setting up mozilla (0.9.8-1) ...
dpkg: error processing mozilla (--install):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 138
Errors were encountered while processing:
### dpkg failed, exit code 1
Failed: can't install package mozilla-0.9.8-1
[localhost Wed 2:07:06pm ~]%
Trying to figure this out is what led me to the [fink-$foo] lists in the
first place. I'm not even that worried about having Mozilla in the first
place -- I think I'd rather give Galeon or one of the other lightweight
Mozilla derivatives a try, but they all depend on having Mozilla present.
Has anyone had any success in getting Mozilla or a Mozilla related browser
working on Darwin with Fink? Coming at it from a different direction,
could Darwin run a BSD or Linux version of Netscape 4.x? I'd like to be
able to get an X11 based graphical browser working, and Mozilla seemed
like the most straightforward option at first, but now I'm not sure.
Chris Devers [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Apache / mod_perl / http://homepage.mac.com/chdevers/resume/
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