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Old 07-19-2005, 12:16 AM   #1
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Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5 is available now.


Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.5 (Debian package 1.0.5-1) It is in unstable.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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I dont think, people would like to use Unstable ones....

however, there are execptions...
 
Old 07-19-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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Of course people want to use unstable But it's been in there a bit longer I think. Using it for 2 days already IIRC.

Well you can always pin firefox later for the time. Packages with not so many dependencies like firefox don't have many problems anyway.

The only serious thing fixed was with opening contents in the wrong window? That one tricked me cause it looks very good. But the rest of the security fixes was easy to notice wasn't it?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 11:57 PM   #4
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Coding misstep forces new Firefox release
http://news.com.com/Coding+misstep+f...3-5792635.html

Firefox is now 1.06.
cheers!
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:20 AM   #5
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At least it's not something serious But well I'm still waiting for it as I couldn't install the user agent plugin.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 05:13 PM   #6
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Is Sarge getting 1.0.6 or are fixes backported to the current version?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 05:25 PM   #7
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Security updates are added for sarge. Don't know if the issue that was fixed in 1.0.6 is a security fix though. Anyway 1.0.6 is in sid now.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 06:18 PM   #8
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Thx, I'm still adjusting to Sarge. I got used to updating the system often and now I only have to worry about security updates
 
Old 07-31-2005, 06:59 PM   #9
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There seems to be little life in getting the fixes backported or getting an updated version of mozilla-firefox. Anyone with a 1.0.6 version for Sarge?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 08:12 PM   #10
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After some experimenting I figured out how to compile 1.0.6 on Sarge using dependencies on development libraries from Sarge. I suppose you are familiar with building packages from source.

Step 1 - Add the official deb-src addresses to your /etc/apt/sources.list and run 'apt-get update' and run 'apt-get build-dep mozilla-firefox'. This will install all the necessary packages from Sarge for building mozilla-firefox.

Step 2 - Download the 1.0.6 source files (.diff.gz, .dsc and .orig.tar.gz) from unstable via the ftp server of Debian.

Step 3 - Extract the source files inside a newly created directory with 'dpkg-source -x mozilla-firefox_1.0.6-2.dsc' and edit the debian/rules and the debian/control files. Change --enable-xinerama to --disable-xinerama inside debian/rules. Remove the 'libxinerama-dev' entry from the depends field inside debian/control. There is no libxinerama-dev in Sarge.

Step 4 - To work around compiler errors with FreeType2 install libfreetype6 and libfreetype6-dev from unstable. You can undo this after compiling was succesfull by forcing a reinstall from Sarge repositories.

Step 5 - Cd to the extracted mozilla-firefox directory and run 'dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b'. I ran it as root. Somehow it failed when I tried to compile as a normal user. Install the created packages with 'dpkg -i' or place them in your local repository.

I hope this works for more people. It seemed the easiest way to get it done. Other suggestions from the Debian mailing list have been an altered diff file, but I had no idea what to do with it.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 05:57 PM   #11
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Moloko: It worked perfectly on my box (sarge w/kernel 2.4.27-speakup). I didn't force reinstall the original libfreetype6 and libfreetype6-dev so I hope this won't cause any trouble.

Thanks,
vxc
 
Old 08-26-2005, 07:52 PM   #12
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Nice to know it worked

I reinstalled libfreetype using apt-pinning, which was pointless, since I will be using Etch when things quiet down a bit after the C++ transition. I also compiled the new 7667 Nvidia drivers from unstable, which worked. Check the dependencies thoroughly when you get something from unstable.
 
  


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