howto build firefox package for development?
mh at glandium.org
Thu May 11 19:43:31 UTC 2006
On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 04:21:33PM +0200, Alexander Sack
<asac at debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 10:06:05AM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > * Alexander Sack (asac at debian.org) wrote:
> > >
> > > While working on security issues for firefox 184.108.40.206 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?
It's always been this way and gets better sometimes, especially when you
send patches upstream, which i did recently. I'll have to check on which
branch(es) they landed the patch. The patch was for xulrunner, but most
of it applies to firefox. I'm not sure I've applied it yet to our
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