Package Details: icecat 78.5.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/icecat.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: icecat
Description: GNU version of the Firefox browser.
Upstream URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/
Keywords: browser esr gnuzilla web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: figue (figuepluto, jfigueras)
Last Packager: figue
Votes: 219
Popularity: 2.73
First Submitted: 2007-12-09 10:12
Last Updated: 2020-11-25 13:57

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figue commented on 2020-09-29 22:37

@Terrorizer patch process can take a long time, depending on your machine capacity.

Good news is that IceCat was added to Chaotic repo recently:

https://lonewolf.pedrohlc.com/chaotic-aur/

cb474 commented on 2010-07-01 00:46

@Ravenman: Or you could download the older version of xulrunner from Arch Rollback Machine: http://arm.kh.nu/search/. Use "pacman -U" to install it. Then edit the IgnorePkg line in pacman.conf and add xulrunner, so it doesn't get upgraded, with system upgrades. That's what I do when I'm waiting for Icecat to get upgraded to the latest version. Usually Icecat upgrades right away or withing a couple days, but this time the GNU OS people seem to be taking a longer time.

figue commented on 2010-06-30 22:29

@Ravenman, IceCat needs exactly its xulrunner version, but you can use IceCat with lastest xulrunner, though. It isn't recommended, just "it works". I've been playing a bit and IceCat seems to be stable. Quick steps:

- pacman -Sd xulrunner
- Download lastest tarball and untar it.
- makepkg -d
- pacman -U icecat-3.6.4-1-${arch}.pkg.tar.xz

or just you can wait until Giuseppe release lastest version ;)

figue commented on 2010-06-30 22:28

@Ravenman, IceCat needs exactly its xulrunner version, but you can use IceCat with lastest xulrunner, though. It isn't recommended, just "it works". I've been playing a bit and IceCat is stable. Quick steps:

- pacman -Sd xulrunner
- Download lastest tarball and untar it.
- makepkg -d
- pacman -U icecat-3.6.4-1-${arch}.pkg.tar.xz

or just you can wait until Giuseppe release lastest version ;)

figue commented on 2010-06-30 22:27

@Ravenman, IceCat needs exactly its xulrunner version, but you can use IceCat with lastest xulrunner, though. It isn't recommended, just "it works". I've been playing a bit and IceCat was stable. Quick steps:

- pacman -Sd xulrunner
- Download lastest tarball and untar it.
- makepkg -d
- pacman -U icecat-3.6.4-1-${arch}.pkg.tar.xz

or just you can wait until Giuseppe release lastest version ;)

Ravenman commented on 2010-06-30 19:07

The package xulrunner has been updated from 1.9.2.4 to 1.9.2.6 version and I can't install IceCat by the dependencies. What can I do?

figue commented on 2010-06-27 08:20

i18n package was splitted. Please, check your language package: icecat-${langpack}. Much better, I think.

wonder commented on 2010-06-24 10:19

i was talking only about icecat and firefox. if you use firefox, pacman will never fetch libgnomeui and after compiling icecat you do pacman -Rs $(pacman -Qdtq) will clean that crap too.

tjwoosta commented on 2010-06-24 08:00

Am I really though?

I have gtk-qt-engine running just fine without libbonoboui or kdelibs (which both pull in a ton of unnescessary depends), and I have icecat running just fine without libgnomeui. Both of which were built without those packages and without the need for --disable flags or otherwise pkgbuild modification except removing/replacing deps. If this is possible, why should they be required?

How about this from the gtk-qt-engine readme?

Prerequisites:
CMake 2.4
Qt 4.3 developement package
GTK developement package

I dont see any libgnomeui or kdelibs, no affiliation with any DE at all.

or how about this from the icecat readme?

The default configuration of IceCat uses the following libraries:
libpango libpangoxft libpangoft2 libfreetype libxft libgtk2 libx11

wheres libgnomeui? The configure script checks for it sure, but it doesnt require it, not for building or otherwise. Only gnome users might want this, but even then its not required. Its like an optbuilddep because its optional, but if you choose to use it it should be installed before you compile like a builddep. This could easily be covered in the optdep details (libgnomeui: for gnome integration, requires rebuilding the package)

tjwoosta commented on 2010-06-24 07:56

Am I really though?

I have gtk-qt-engine running just fine without libbonoboui or kdelibs (which both pull in a ton of unnescessary depends), and I have icecat running just fine without libgnomeui. Both of which were built without those packages and without the need for --disable flags or otherwise pkgbuild modification except removing deps. If this is possible, why should they be required?

How about this from the gtk-qt-engine readme?

Prerequisites:
CMake 2.4
Qt 4.3 developement package
GTK developement package

I dont see any libgnomeui or kdelibs, no affiliation with any DE at all.

or how about this from the icecat readme?

The default configuration of IceCat uses the following libraries:
libpango libpangoxft libpangoft2 libfreetype libxft libgtk2 libx11

wheres libgnomeui? The configure script checks for it sure, but it doesnt require it, not for building or otherwise. Only gnome users might want this, but even then its not required. Its like an optbuilddep because its optional, but if you choose to use it it should be installed before you compile like a builddep. This could easily be covered in the optdep details (libgnomeui: for gnome integration, requires rebuilding the package)

tjwoosta commented on 2010-06-24 07:55

Am I really though?

I have gtk-qt-engine running just fine without libbonoboui or kdelibs (which both pull in a ton of unnescessary depends), and I have icecat running just fine without libgnomeui. Both of which were built without those packages and without the need for --disable flags or otherwise pkgbuild modification except removing deps. If this is possible, why should they be required?

How about this from the gtk-qt-engine readme?

Prerequisites:
CMake 2.4
Qt 4.3 developement package
GTK developement package

no libgnomeui, no kdelibs, no affiliation with any DE at all.

or how about this from the icecat readme?

The default configuration of IceCat uses the following libraries:
libpango libpangoxft libpangoft2 libfreetype libxft libgtk2 libx11

wheres libgnomeui? The configure script checks for it sure, but it doesnt require it, not for building or otherwise. Only gnome users might want this, but even then its not required. Its like an optbuilddep because its optional, but if you choose to use it it should be installed before you compile like a builddep. This could easily be covered in the optdep details (libgnomeui: for gnome integration, requires rebuilding the package)