howto build firefox package for development?

Justin Pryzby justinpryzby at
Thu May 11 14:33:51 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 11:36:16AM +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
> While working on security issues for firefox I ran into troubles to 
> build firefox a second time without rebuilding source tree from diff
> and orig. 
That's a policy violation,

> In fact building the diff.gz after running clean fails because there
> are links which are not representable in diff.gz.
And that's really bad even if it wasn't.

> What's the right way to build and rebuild firefox from sid?
The links will have to get cleaned or reset to their original target.
Ian had created a patch which allows the source tree to be completely
pristine after build+clean, I don't know if this is a new problem or


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