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Old 12-16-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Firefox for Slackware ARM stable releases


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Since there has been demand for a browser, I've decided that for future Slackware ARM releases I'll build the Firefox version available and leave it in the 'unsupported' directory.

The package will not be updated (since the machines that are used to maintain the stable releases cannot build Firefox) and so the browser will become old quickly and will contain more security vulnerabilities than an unpatched Windows XP. However, in my experience it's more useful to have a browser than none at all - especially if you only need to connect to LAN-connected devices.

http://ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwa...14.1/packages/

Firefox 34.0.5 has been placed there. I'll probably update it every now whilst packages built on -current are still compatible with Slackware 14.1.

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Old 01-23-2015, 04:46 AM   #2
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It works fine on my Raspberry Pi Model B.
Thank You

Did you use Slackware's source and SlackBuild?

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Old 01-23-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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It works fine on my Raspberry Pi Model B.
Thank You

Did you use Slackware's source and SlackBuild?

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Slackware ARM has a separate source tree. The build script for Firefox is here:
http://ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwa...zilla-firefox/

To learn how the build system works for ARM -- should you want to build this yourself -- you can read this:-
http://ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwa...DME_SOURCE.txt
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:18 PM   #4
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Thank you it woks like a charm.
Did you plan to put Thunderbird as well?

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Hi

Since there has been demand for a browser, I've decided that for future Slackware ARM releases I'll build the Firefox version available and leave it in the 'unsupported' directory.

The package will not be updated (since the machines that are used to maintain the stable releases cannot build Firefox) and so the browser will become old quickly and will contain more security vulnerabilities than an unpatched Windows XP. However, in my experience it's more useful to have a browser than none at all - especially if you only need to connect to LAN-connected devices.

http://ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwa...14.1/packages/

Firefox 34.0.5 has been placed there. I'll probably update it every now whilst packages built on -current are still compatible with Slackware 14.1.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 01:43 AM   #5
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Thank you it woks like a charm.
Did you plan to put Thunderbird as well?

You can use the ones in the 'current' directory. They have't been updated in a while so they probably work on 14.1.
I'll copy them into the 14.1 directory later.

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Old 03-13-2016, 05:29 AM   #6
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How about the Midori browser (featured in Raspbian)?
 
Old 03-14-2016, 11:27 AM   #7
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How about the Midori browser (featured in Raspbian)?
This would be for someone who was interested in it to own, as has organically happened with the community support for the RPi.
Since there's no owner/management of the community, I suggest to add it to the ARM page on docs.slackware.com and find somewhere to host anything that is produced.
I'd rather that the community self manages as I don't have time to look into all the add ons.
 
  


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