I just installed OpenBSD on a sparc64 based pc but when I try to do
pkg_add -v firefox it says
can't find firefox. I also tried installing
nano, which installed fine, so why can't it find firefox.
The Firefox browser is available in the
Unfortunately for you, neither of these can be built on the
sparc64 architecture (they are for
The port was marked "broken" for
sparc64 in 2015:
Face reality, mark as BROKEN-sparc64. xpcshell SIGBUSes during fake, and nobody cares. No point in wasting hours during bulk builds.... If you want a graphical browser on sparc64, try netsurf.
sparc64 build support for the browser was removed in 2016 with the comment
Remove the build goo for macppc|sparc64|alpha, it's unlikely this will ever come back...
The port was finally restricted to a small set of architectures in 2017:
Set ONLY_FOR_ARCHS properly - all the world is x86 anyway. Ditch --disable-debug-symbols on i386, it links fine without it.
An alternative web browser to try may be
dillo("fast and light graphical web browser"),
midori("lightweight web browser"), or
netsurf("lightweight web browser, with GTK interface").
All three of these are available as pre-built packages for the
pkg_add -v mozilla-firefox. I think you need to specify that it's mozilla-firefox? That's how it used to be, I'm pretty sure.