Running firefox a bit more safely - HOWTO

John Marino dragonflybsd at
Wed Aug 12 00:22:07 PDT 2015

On 8/12/2015 7:43 AM, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> dports has been updated once but a couple of problems have cropped up. 
> We are going to have to revert the x11 intel video driver due to
> instability in the updated version, and it turns out that the update to
> firefox-40 has not fixed at least one serious vulnerability.  So we are
> going to have to return firefox to the 39-series and update to 39.0.3
> which does.  These changes will go in ASAP and we will regenerate the
> binary dports for -release and for master on Wednesday.

Reverting to Firefox 39.0.3 would be the equivalent of forking the
mozilla ports and I am really loathe to do that.  It will add a big
burden; we want the differences between ports and dports to be as little
as possible.

May I suggest using www/firefox-esr instead?  It it the long-term stable
version and is currently at version 38.2.0.

www/firefox is basically bleeding-edge and www/firefox-esr is meant for
users that don't want to upgrade twice monthly and get exposed to
unstability.  firefox-esr should have the big vulnerability fixed as well.


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