Package Details: firefox-beta 87.0b6-1

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=87.0b6
Submitter: argymeg
Maintainer: Anthony25 (bittin, symen)
Last Packager: Anthony25
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.37
First Submitted: 2015-10-05 23:34
Last Updated: 2021-03-07 20:02

Dependencies (33)

Required by (221)

Sources (4)

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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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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

bm456 commented on 2018-01-27 01:03

fixed

robsmith11 commented on 2018-01-24 05:29

Anyone else get this error:

16:43.20 In file included from /tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/obj-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/dom/bindings/UnifiedBindings21.cpp:38:0:
16:43.20 /tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/obj-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/dom/bindings/WorkerGlobalScopeBinding.cpp:1560:34: error: ‘mozilla::dom::DOMPrefs’ has not been declared
16:43.20    true, false, 0, &mozilla::dom::DOMPrefs::DOMCachesEnabled
16:43.20                                   ^~~~~~~~
16:46.64 make[4]: *** [/tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/config/rules.mk:1049: UnifiedBindings21.o] Error 1
16:46.64 make[3]: *** [/tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/config/recurse.mk:73: dom/bindings/target] Error 2
16:46.64 make[3]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
16:51.48 libdom_geolocation.a.desc
16:51.81 libdom_gamepad.a.desc
16:53.04 libdom_file.a.desc
17:16.65    Compiling geckoservo v0.0.1 (file:///tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/servo/ports/geckolib)
18:02.17    Compiling gkrust-shared v0.1.0 (file:///tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/toolkit/library/rust/shared)
18:03.04    Compiling gkrust v0.1.0 (file:///tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/toolkit/library/rust)
18:48.86     Finished release [optimized] target(s) in 990.0 secs
18:48.87 make[2]: *** [/tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/config/recurse.mk:33: compile] Error 2
18:48.87 make[1]: *** [/tmp/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified/config/rules.mk:434: default] Error 2
18:48.87 make: *** [client.mk:168: build] Error 2

robsmith11 commented on 2018-01-24 03:58

Is there any alternative to downloading the entire hg repo? It's rather large..