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Last change on this file since c8401dd1 was c8401dd1, checked in by Randy McMurchy <randy@…>, 17 years ago

Added instructions to Firefox to utilize the JDK Java plugin

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY firefox-download-http "http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/&firefox-version;/source/firefox-&firefox-version;-source.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY firefox-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/&firefox-version;/source/firefox-&firefox-version;-source.tar.bz2">
9 <!ENTITY firefox-md5sum "f1a9a8da0547564a0f8a249f9d56bdf4">
10 <!ENTITY firefox-size "32 MB">
11 <!ENTITY firefox-buildsize "564 MB">
12 <!ENTITY firefox-time "9.8 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="firefox" xreflabel="Firefox-&firefox-version;">
16<sect1info>
17<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18<date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20<?dbhtml filename="firefox.html" ?>
21<title>Firefox-&firefox-version;</title>
22<indexterm zone="firefox">
23<primary sortas="a-Firefox">Firefox</primary></indexterm>
24
25<sect2>
26<title>Introduction to <application>Firefox</application></title>
27
28<para><application>Firefox</application> is a stand-alone browser
29based on the <application>Mozilla</application> codebase.</para>
30
31<sect3><title>Package information</title>
32<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
33<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
34url="&firefox-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
35<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
36url="&firefox-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &firefox-md5sum;</para></listitem>
38<listitem><para>Download size: &firefox-size;</para></listitem>
39<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
40&firefox-buildsize;</para></listitem>
41<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
42&firefox-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
43</sect3>
44
45<sect3><title><application>Firefox</application> dependencies</title>
46<sect4><title>Required</title>
47<para><xref linkend="gtk2"/>,
48<xref linkend="libidl"/> and
49<xref linkend="zip"/></para>
50</sect4>
51
52<sect4><title>Optional</title>
53<para><xref linkend="libjpeg"/>,
54<xref linkend="unzip"/>,
55<xref linkend="gnome-vfs"/> and
56<xref linkend="libgnome"/> (to build the gnomevfs extension),
57<xref linkend="mitkrb"/> or <xref linkend="heimdal"/>
58(for the GSSAPI libraries to build the negotiateauth extension),
59<xref linkend="doxygen"/>,
60<ulink url="http://xprint.mozdev.org/">Xprint</ulink>,
61<ulink url="http://perens.com/FreeSoftware/">Electric Fence</ulink> and
62<ulink url="http://cairographics.org/">Cairo</ulink></para>
63</sect4>
64</sect3>
65
66</sect2>
67
68<sect2>
69<title>Installation of <application>Firefox</application></title>
70
71<para>The configuration of <application>Firefox</application> is very similar
72to <xref linkend="mozilla"/> and hence the options are not discussed. Refer to
73the <xref linkend="mozilla"/> instructions for explanations and additional
74configuration information.</para>
75
76<para>Compile and install <application>Firefox</application> by
77running the following commands:</para>
78
79<screen><userinput><command>export MOZILLA_OFFICIAL="1" &amp;&amp;
80export BUILD_OFFICIAL="1" &amp;&amp;
81export MOZ_PHOENIX="1" &amp;&amp;
82./configure --prefix=/usr \
83 --with-default-mozilla-five-home=/usr/lib/firefox-1.0 \
84 --with-user-appdir=.firefox \
85 --with-system-zlib \
86 --with-system-png \
87 --enable-application=browser \
88 --enable-default-toolkit=gtk2 \
89 --enable-extensions=cookie,xml-rpc,xmlextras,pref,\
90 transformiix,universalchardet,webservices,inspector,\
91 gnomevfs,negotiateauth \
92 --enable-crypto \
93 --enable-xft \
94 --enable-xinerama \
95 --enable-optimize \
96 --enable-reorder \
97 --enable-strip \
98 --enable-cpp-rtti \
99 --enable-single-profile \
100 --disable-freetype2 \
101 --disable-accessibility \
102 --disable-debug \
103 --disable-tests \
104 --disable-logging \
105 --disable-pedantic \
106 --disable-installer \
107 --disable-mailnews \
108 --disable-ldap \
109 --disable-composer \
110 --disable-profilesharing &amp;&amp;
111make</command></userinput></screen>
112
113<para>You should add the <option>--with-system-jpeg</option> switch to the
114<command>configure</command> script if you have
115<application>libjpeg</application> installed.</para>
116
117<para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
118
119<para>Now, as the root user:</para>
120
121<screen><userinput role='root'><command>make install &amp;&amp;
122install -d /usr/include/firefox-&firefox-version;/nss &amp;&amp;
123cp -Lf dist/private/nss/*.h dist/public/nss/*.h \
124 /usr/include/firefox-&firefox-version;/nss</command></userinput></screen>
125
126<para>To enable multi-user operation, execute the following as the root
127user:</para>
128
129<screen><userinput role='root'><command>cd /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version; &amp;&amp;
130export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$PWD" &amp;&amp;
131export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="$PWD" &amp;&amp;
132./regxpcom &amp;&amp;
133./regchrome &amp;&amp;
134touch `find . -name *.rdf`</command></userinput></screen>
135
136<note><para>You should run <command>/usr/bin/firefox</command> once as the
137root user (or any user with write privileges) to create some necessary
138additional files in the <filename class='directory'>/usr</filename>
139hierarchy.</para></note>
140
141<para>Lastly, unset the build variables from the unprivileged user's
142environment:</para>
143
144<screen><userinput><command>unset MOZILLA_OFFICIAL &amp;&amp;
145unset BUILD_OFFICIAL &amp;&amp;
146unset MOZ_PHOENIX</command></userinput></screen>
147</sect2>
148
149<sect2>
150<title>Configuring <application>Firefox</application></title>
151
152<para>No specific configuration is required as long as the
153<command>firefox</command> script is in the user's path. If
154<application>Firefox</application> is installed in a non-standard location,
155then make a symlink to the <command>firefox</command> script from
156<filename class="directory">/usr/bin</filename>.</para>
157
158<para>Many applications look for <command>netscape</command> when they need to
159open a browser. You may make the following symlink for convenience (as the
160root user).</para>
161
162<screen><userinput role='root'><command>ln -v -sf firefox /usr/bin/netscape</command></userinput></screen>
163
164<para>For installing various <application>Firefox</application> plugins, refer
165to <ulink url="http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html">Mozdev's PluginDoc
166Project</ulink>. If you have <xref linkend="j2sdk"/> already installed, create
167the following link as the root user to utilize the
168<application>JAVA</application> plugin: </para>
169
170<screen><userinput role='root'><command>ln -v -s $JAVA_HOME/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so \
171 /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version;/plugins</command></userinput></screen>
172
173</sect2>
174
175<sect2>
176<title>Contents</title>
177
178<segmentedlist>
179<segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
180<segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
181<segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
182
183<seglistitem>
184<seg>firefox and firefox-config</seg>
185<seg>Numerous libraries, browser components, plugins, extensions and helper
186modules installed in
187<filename class='directory'>/usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version;</filename></seg>
188<seg>/usr/bin/defaults, /usr/include/firefox-&firefox-version;,
189/usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version; and
190/usr/share/idl/firefox-&firefox-version;</seg>
191</seglistitem>
192</segmentedlist>
193
194<variablelist>
195<bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
196<?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
197
198<varlistentry id="firefox-prog">
199<term><command>firefox</command></term>
200<listitem><para>is the next-generation browser from Mozilla.</para>
201<indexterm zone="firefox firefox-prog">
202<primary sortas="b-firefox">firefox</primary>
203</indexterm></listitem>
204</varlistentry>
205
206<varlistentry id="firefox-config">
207<term><command>firefox-config</command></term>
208<listitem><para>determines the compile and linker flags that should be
209used to compile and link programs that use
210<application>Firefox</application> libraries and browser
211components.</para>
212<indexterm zone="firefox firefox-config">
213<primary sortas="b-firefox-config">firefox-config</primary>
214</indexterm></listitem>
215</varlistentry>
216</variablelist>
217
218</sect2>
219
220</sect1>
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