[icedtea-web] - problems configuring with: --disable-plugin

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Fri Oct 12 12:30:11 UTC 2018

This is right place to ask.

What you are descibing, souds like a bug. It canbe in itw, or in your environment. Or in your usage.

Isn't configure writing any other warnings?

Because in 1.7,this had changed:    --disable-native-plugin  is what you search for. Where id you
find old --disable-plugin?


On 10/12/18 2:21 PM, Treutwein Bernhard wrote:
> hopefully this is the right place to ask also a question (if not, please let me know):
> I am trying to build the netx.jar from the 1.7.1 sources. I do not need any plugin support,
> so I tried to do a
> ./configure --disable-plugin
> and arrived at the following error message:
> [...]
> checking for MOZILLA... no
> checking for MOZILLA... no
> configure: error: Package requirements (mozilla-plugin) were not met:
> No package 'mozilla-plugin' found
> Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
> installed software in a non-standard prefix.
> Alternatively, you may set the environment variables MOZILLA_CFLAGS
> and MOZILLA_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
> See the pkg-config man page for more details.
> ------------------
> Why should I have a package "mozilla-plugin" if the plugins are diabled?
> What should I install? 
> I am using a Debian 9.5 (stretch) based distribution (Q4OS). I had other errors
> before this one, which I was able to resolve by installing several additional 
> packages and/or creating some symbolic links and using --disable-plugin.
> Regards and thanks in advance for any help
> --
>   Bernhard Treutwein

Jiri Vanek
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