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spinner_0 01-17-2006 11:31 AM

Are there any SlackBuilds for Firefox 1.5 (build from source)
 
hi,
I've checked a bit linuxpackages.net but is there any SlackBuild to make a SlackWare package from source and not from precompiled binaries ?

That precompiled binary is kinda bloated for my k8 :p

dunric 01-17-2006 06:08 PM

You may find it at portpkg.berlios.de but I didn't test it so I cann't guarantee it will work.

justanothersteve 01-17-2006 08:09 PM

You could try to compile it from source yourself. I was considering it myself but its pretty low on my priority list since the precompile is working fine for me. Here is the link to the Build page if you want to read on it. The link for the source is in there too.

http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs..._Documentation

onebuck 01-17-2006 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spinner_0
hi,
I've checked a bit linuxpackages.net but is there any SlackBuild to make a SlackWare package from source and not from precompiled binaries ?

That precompiled binary is kinda bloated for my k8 :p

Hi,

Goto slackware.org and select packages. Search for firefox 1.5.

Download it, then in a terminal su. You then can use pkgtool to install it.

HTH!

kodon 01-17-2006 08:23 PM

the SlackBuild on the slack ftp is not a source build...
the official slack package uses the official pre-compiled
binary from mozilla.

chrisortiz 01-18-2006 12:06 AM

just download firefox from their website, i didn't have to compile anything and 1.5 works great.

gnashley 01-18-2006 03:54 AM

Here you'll find a build script and mozconfig file for firefox-1.0.7 from the firefox tarball (not the full mozilla sources). I believe you'll find the procedure the same.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...firefox-1.0.7/


I don't mind mentioning that it cost me about 2 months of experimenting to get that to work! There are other ways to compile mozilla software,also. I found using a mozconfig file the most flexible way to produce various packages. The source tarball has been re-packed (without changes) for easier usage with Amigo PkgBuild. You can get PkgBuild here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...3-noarch-1.tgz

Since the build script uses my PkgBuild you won't see any detailed code related to temp directories or unpack, etc in the build script -just the important options which are really different from normal compiles. Note that this mozconfig will build firefox using GTK-1.2. Change
that if you like -have fun playing with the options!

Speaking of playing with the options, I've actually produced a GTK-1.2 version of the MINIMO browser -just 8MB for the whole package. That means 80% of what's best about the firefox browser
at only 20% of the size. I'm hacking around on MINIMO and TestGtkEmbed code to produce a small browser with better rendering than dillo, but still using only GTK-1.2.

spinner_0 01-18-2006 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justanothersteve
You could try to compile it from source yourself. I was considering it myself but its pretty low on my priority list since the precompile is working fine for me. Here is the link to the Build page if you want to read on it. The link for the source is in there too.

http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs..._Documentation

I was aware of that link and I was hopping to avoid RTFM but I guess there are rare cases that you can do that..

@gnashley thanks for the links.


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