howto build firefox package for development?

Eric Dorland eric at
Thu May 11 19:28:18 UTC 2006

* Alexander Sack (asac at wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 10:33:51AM -0400, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> > > 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
> > old.
> Have you ever considered to switch to an embedded tarball package layout?

I strongly dislike the embedded tarball approach and much prefer the
current SVN repository approach I work out of now.  
> At least you would get rid of the ever changing mozilla clean broken mess,
> which requires constant maintenance to make the package clean up properly. 

I'll see if I can work on some patches to make clean work better over
the next week at DebConf. Seems like the appropriate place to do it :)

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