Package Details: firefox-beta 77.0rc2-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/firefox-beta.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: firefox-beta
Description: Standalone web browser from mozilla.org - Beta
Upstream URL: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta
Keywords: beta browser firefox web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox-beta-bin
Provides: firefox=77.0rc2
Submitter: argymeg
Maintainer: TheGoliath (Anthony25)
Last Packager: Anthony25
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-10-05 23:34
Last Updated: 2020-05-27 17:34

Dependencies (35)

Required by (218)

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Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-10 01:04

I enabled LTO and PGO (using a profile generated by running the test suite). They are also used by Mozilla to compile the official firefox-beta binaries they provide, as they allow some performance boost, therefore it is synced in this package.

It is possible to keep the compilation options of the old versions of this package, by setting the options at the top the PKGBUILD (they are documented) to enable_pgo=n and enable_lto=n, or by building it with: env enable_pgo=n enable_lto=n makepkg

However, if running out of memory is an issue, before disabling LTO, try: env enable_no_keep_memory=y makepkg

It should tell LD to be less aggressive on the cache utilization during the compilation. It does not change anything on the generated binary, it should slow down a bit the compilation, but at least you can still enjoy a compilation with LTO.

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yan12125 commented on 2018-05-03 10:57

Typo in the latest update?

  -> Downloading FIREFOX_60_0b15_RELEASE.desktop...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:--  0:00:02 --:--:--     0
curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found

yan12125 commented on 2018-05-01 12:11

And they use Python 3 now:

 0:06.41 checking for Python 3... no
 0:06.41 ERROR: Python 3.5 or newer is required to build. Ensure a `python3.x` executable is in your PATH or define PYTHON3 to point to a Python 3.5 executable.
 0:06.43 *** Fix above errors and then restart with\
 0:06.43                "/usr/bin/make -f client.mk build"
 0:06.43 make: *** [client.mk:149: configure] Error 1

yan12125 commented on 2018-05-01 12:07

Thanks for clarification and the update. Seems the first line of the updated PKGBUILD should be:

"https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-unified/archive/$meme3.tar.gz"

Instead of

"https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-unified/archive/$meme.tar.gz"

bm456 commented on 2018-05-01 01:58

No

The patches are useful too (disables annoying features), but i'll make a small cleanup as soon as 61 reaches b1

yan12125 commented on 2018-04-30 09:07

Seems only PKGBUILD is necessary? Mind removing other files?

robsmith11 commented on 2018-03-08 02:01

I've only tried on nightly with rustup, so I'm not sure about 1.24.1.

bm456 commented on 2018-03-06 14:28

@robsmith11

works with rust-1:1.24.1-1?

robsmith11 commented on 2018-03-05 05:37

It's building fine again with current Rust nightly.

farnoy commented on 2018-02-20 21:47

FYI, this doesn't build anymore on rust 1.24.0 due to this fix landing in said version. I use rustup, so I prefixed the make commands with rustup run 1.23.0 -- ./mach ...

robsmith11 commented on 2018-01-27 10:35

Thanks, it's working now.

You may want to delete some of the unused files in the git tree like mozconfig. Another possible change is to use more system libraries. I'm running it with:

ac_add_options --with-system-nspr
ac_add_options --with-system-nss
ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
ac_add_options --with-system-zlib
ac_add_options --with-system-bz2
ac_add_options --with-system-png
ac_add_options --with-system-libevent
ac_add_options --with-system-libvpx
ac_add_options --with-system-icu
ac_add_options --enable-system-hunspell
ac_add_options --enable-system-sqlite
ac_add_options --enable-system-ffi
ac_add_options --enable-system-pixman

Note that there is a linking bug when using new versions of nss, so the following patch is also required:

--- a/old-configure.in  2017-05-12 22:21:13.000000000 +0200
+++ b/old-configure.in  2017-06-14 00:21:17.128183411 +0200
@@ -2127,7 +2127,7 @@
 fi

 if test -n "$MOZ_SYSTEM_NSS"; then
-   NSS_LIBS="$NSS_LIBS -lcrmf"
+   NSS_LIBS="$NSS_LIBS"
 else
    NSS_CFLAGS="-I${DIST}/include/nss"
 fi