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Old 09-15-2020, 03:53 PM   #1
arcctgx
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Mozilla Firefox ESR update in Slackware-14.2


Hi,

The version of Mozilla Firefox currently available in -14.2 is 68.12.0 ESR, which is the last version for 68.x ESR branch. That branch is now EOL, security fixes will now be merged to 78.x ESR branch, with 78.3 ESR scheduled for release on September 22nd [1].

Does anyone know if we can expect an update of Firefox to 78.x ESR branch?

[1] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Calendar

Last edited by arcctgx; 09-15-2020 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2020, 04:28 PM   #2
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Does anyone know if we can expect an update of Firefox to 78.x ESR branch?
We certainly can, but we probably won't know when until the new version appears in a ChangeLog like this one. Upgrading could need some preparation, cf. these Release Notes.
 
Old 09-15-2020, 05:16 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by arcctgx View Post
Does anyone know if we can expect an update of Firefox to 78.x ESR branch?
Let's examine the 14.2 Changelog:

Code:
+--------------------------+
Wed Jul 10 20:13:44 UTC 2019
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-68.0esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
       This release contains security fixes and improvements. Some of the patched
       flaws are considered critical, and could be used to run attacker code and
       install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.
       For more information, see:
       https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.html
       https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-22/
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-9811
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11711
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11712
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11713
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11729
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11715
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11717
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11719
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11730
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11709
       (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/rust-1.36.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
       Upgraded to the latest Rust compiler for Firefox 68.0.
+--------------------------+
Fri Jun 21 06:12:11 UTC 2019
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-60.7.2esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
       This release contains security fixes and improvements.
       For more information, see:
       https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.html
       https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-19/
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-11708
       (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
Thu Sep 6 05:28:05 UTC 2018
Hey folks, in light of Firefox 52.x ESR reaching EOL a few hours ago, I'm
providing some updates. This required adding Rust and a newer version of
LLVM as optional updates for Slackware 14.2. And in case it doesn't work
for you (perhaps there's an extension you need that's not supported by 60.x
ESR), the last Firefox and Thunderbird 52.x EST have been moved to /pasture
as a fallback. If there are any more updates to those (but I don't think
there will be), I'll make those updates in /pasture as well.
pasture/mozilla-firefox-52.9.0esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Added.
       Moved here from patches/packages/.
patches/packages/llvm-6.0.1-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
       This upgrade to LLVM is provided because Firefox and Thunderbird require
       a newer version than what was shipped with Slackware 14.2. The libLLVM
       shared library from llvm-3.8.0 is also included in this package, so it
       should be safe to upgrade on Slackware 14.2 systems without breaking
       anything, but unless you are planning to recompile Firefox or Thunderbird,
       or you need a newer version of LLVM for some reason, it is optional.
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-60.2.0esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
       This release contains security fixes and improvements.
       For more information, see:
       https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.html
       (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/rust-1.28.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Added.
       Since Rust is now a requirement to compile Firefox and Thunderbird we
       are adding it here. Unless you will need to recompile those (or need to
       compile other code written in Rust), it is an optional addition.
+--------------------------+
Sat Aug 6 19:29:16 UTC 2016
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-45.3.0esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
       This release contains security fixes and improvements.
       For more information, see:
       http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.html
       (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
Thu Jun 30 20:26:57 UTC 2016
Slackware 14.2 x86_64 stable is released!

The long development cycle (the Linux community has lately been living in
"interesting times", as they say) is finally behind us, and we're proud to
announce the release of Slackware 14.2. The new release brings many updates
and modern tools, has switched from udev to eudev (no systemd), and adds
well over a hundred new packages to the system. Thanks to the team, the
upstream developers, the dedicated Slackware community, and everyone else
who pitched in to help make this release a reality.

The ISOs are off to be replicated, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided
32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD. Please consider supporting the Slackware
project by picking up a copy from store.slackware.com. We're taking
pre-orders now, and offer a discount if you sign up for a subscription.

Have fun! :-)
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What do you think?
 
Old 09-15-2020, 05:21 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
Upgrading could need some preparation, cf. these Release Notes.
Hopefully that won't be as bad as the upgrade from pre-WebExtensions version. That was horrible user experience all around.

Quote:
Originally Posted by drumz View Post
Let's examine the 14.2 Changelog:
Yeah, I just looked through the -14.2 ChangeLog and it seems Patrick has normally switched to new ESR versions once they became available. I'm not sure why I thought I should ask this question... Maybe because upgrade from 52.9 was somehow special. I don't remember the details.

Nevermind, let's wait for the official announcement.
 
  


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