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Old 10-31-2008, 06:48 AM   #1
donnied
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how to make a .deb of new firefox


I would like to make a .deb of the new firefox.
I would like to use the recent Firefox code-- newer than in the repositories.
Mozilla does use make (Gnu Make specifically) but it is not a simple .configure, make , make install issue. It requires it's own configuration file mine is .mozconfig and has
Code:
ac_add_options --enable-application=browser
mk_add_options MOZ_CO_PROJECT=browser
ac_add_options --enable-optimize
ac_add_options --enable-xft
ac_add_options --enable-libxul
(I don't know that that's necessarily optimal.)

I would like to use dh_make to make the .deb of the new firefox
but it always dies on
Code:
dpkg-source: unrepresentable changes to source
dpkg-buildpackage: failure: dpkg-source -b firefox-3.0.3 gave error exit status 1
What will I need to do to make a .deb of the new firefox code?
 
Old 10-31-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092816 Firefox/3.0.3 (Debian-3.0.3-3) Isnt new enough?

You could always try swiftfox its built on Minefield the Mozilla Firefox beta.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #3
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Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092814 Iceweasel/3.0.1 (Debian-3.0.3-3)

When you say it that way... But I am interested in the process. I would like to compile and run it myself with the added ease of .debs.
 
  


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