MDN page for b2g refers to b2g-bin executable but this does not exist and does not seem to be needed

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Developer Documentation
Firefox OS
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: kats, Assigned: cmills)

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Details

The MDN page at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/Using_the_B2G_desktop_client says that to specify a profile you need to run the "b2g-bin" binary with a -profile option. After I followed the steps to build the desktop B2G app on my Mac OS X, there was no b2g-bin binary in the location indicated. There was a b2g binary, which worked as intended, so presumably the instructions are just out of date. I don't know if other things on that page or in that section need updating too so I don't really want to change it myself.

Updated

5 years ago
Assignee: nobody → eshepherd
Component: General → Firefox OS
Product: Boot2Gecko → Developer Documentation

Comment 1

4 years ago
This is also true for a b2g built on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. No b2g-bin binary but calling b2g with the -profile option works fine.

Updated

4 years ago
Summary: MDN page is out of date → MDN page for b2g refers to b2g-bin execvutble but this does exist and does not seem to be needed
I've updated the path to b2g and revise the section containing b2g-bin for the "Running on Linux". 
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Using_the_B2G_desktop_client#Running_on_Linux

The documentation for other platform such as Mac needs to be revised though.
Assignee: eshepherd → cmills
Summary: MDN page for b2g refers to b2g-bin execvutble but this does exist and does not seem to be needed → MDN page for b2g refers to b2g-bin executable but this does not exist and does not seem to be needed
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Kartikaya. You are right - the binary should just be b2g, not b2g-bin. I just tested it on Mac OSX, Windows and Linux.

I've updated the article, new URL is https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Building_the_B2G_desktop_client (the old one redirects to this.)

Let me know if you see anything else that needs updating.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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