howto build firefox package for development?

Eric Dorland eric at
Thu May 11 19:23:45 UTC 2006

* Alexander Sack (asac at wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 10:06:05AM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > * Alexander Sack (asac at 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. 
> > > 
> > > In fact building the diff.gz after running clean fails because there are 
> > > links which are not representable in diff.gz.
> > > 
> > > What's the right way to build and rebuild firefox from sid?
> > 
> > Upstream's clean target is really quite broken. If you do a build and
> > then a clean you're not going to be able to rebuild. I've meant to
> > look at this one for a while but have never gotten around to
> > it. Patches welcome. 
> when have you first seen this regression? 1.5 ... or even before? 
> Are you sure that its upstreams related?

As far as I remember it's always been that way.   

Eric Dorland <eric at>
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