[vlc-devel] Re: firefox 1.5 and vlc 0.8.6

Rafaël Carré funman at videolan.org
Thu Nov 23 14:07:00 CET 2006

Le Jeudi 23 novembre 2006 à 04:01 +0000, Tavin Cole a écrit :
> i was trying the gentoo 0.8.6-beta2 ebuild, upgrading from 0.8.5-r5.
> the older ebuild uses --enable-mozilla=firefox and works fine.

vlc 0.8.5 has no --enable-mozilla=xxx syntax support

> the newer ebuild also uses --enable-mozilla=firefox, which does not 
> produce any configure errors, but the BUILD_MOZILLA flags end up being 
> set so that the plugin is not built.

it seems that the ebuild for mozilla plugin isn't working atm (user
reported problems with 'nsplugin' )

> i had to change --enable-mozilla=firefox to --enable-mozilla, and set 
> both XPIDL and MOZILLA_CONFIG, to cause the plugin to be built.
> is the --enable-mozilla=firefox syntax supported?  or is setting XPIDL 
> and MOZILLA_CONFIG supposed to be the correct way?


the correct way is to set MOZILLA_CONFIG and XPIDL if both tools aren't
in common location

> cheers
> -tavin
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