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Old 07-11-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Iceweasel 4.0 beta 1 preliminary packages for Debian


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Iceweasel 4.0 beta 1 preliminary packages for Debian, and a nice trick

Since this blog is now syndicated on Planet Mozilla, a little background for its readers: Iceweasel is the name under which Firefox is distributed in Debian. This is an unfortunate detail due to copyright issues with the Firefox logos that have been solved recently. Work is under progress to get Firefox back in Debian (I do have good hope this will be possible).

Anyways, Iíve started to work on getting Iceweasel in shape for the 4.0 release in a few months. The packaging being in a good enough shape, I am hereby making available some preliminary packages (meaning there is still some more work needed for proper packaging) for the first beta release.

The packages are available in a separate repository, which you need to add to your sources.list:

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/packages/ ./

Only x86 and x86-64 (amd64) packages are available for now. As far as I tested it, it works as well as the official Firefox 4.0beta1 binaries, though some xpcshell tests failed, and I havenít got reftests working yet.

If you still wish to use a current version of iceweasel (i.e. non-beta), but want to try this beta, here is the nice trick: Instead of installing iceweasel from the above mentioned repository,

* Install xulrunner-1.9.2,
* Download the iceweasel package (donít install),
* Run the following command: dpkg-deb -x iceweasel_4.0b1-0_*.deb /some/directory,
* Create a necessary symbolic link: ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-2.0 /some/directory/usr/lib.

Now you can start the Iceweasel beta with /some/directory/usr/bin/iceweasel. This trick should work with older versions of iceweasel, too.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 10:35 PM   #2
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..Trademark issues, not copyright issues.

But Iceweasel may be renamed to Firefox? I'd like to see a source and read about that.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 06:08 AM   #3
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Don't Surf in the Nude!: Firefox returns to Debian? - http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co...to-debian.html

Debian User Forums • View topic - firefox coming back to debian - http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=53548


Nothing official from either Mozilla or Debian.

Heck even if it doesn't Mike now has commit access on the Mozilla/Firefox server making it much easier for him to keep Iceweasel up to date with Firefox releases.
 
  


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