Package Details: icecat 78.10.0-1

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: 227
Popularity: 4.19
First Submitted: 2007-12-09 10:12
Last Updated: 2021-04-21 06:31

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cysp74 commented on 2021-02-27 18:53

I've made some checks and lowered "security.sandbox.content.level" to 1 (default is 4). Perhaps a bit better approach, instead of disabling completely sandbox.

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/

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)

wonder commented on 2010-06-24 06:27

@tjwoosta you are such full of crap. if you don't know the difference between depends and makedepends you are not allowed to speak.

crank commented on 2010-05-28 11:26

I can confirm that, it builds fine without it.

Does anybody know what necko-wifi is? This is what depends on the wireless_tools package.
If you want to get rid of this dependency you must add "ac_add_options --disable-necko-wifi" to mozconfig.

.c

tjwoosta commented on 2010-05-24 00:47

Still, its not required, it builds perfectly fine without it, and it pulls a bunch of gnome crap that nobody needs. They should really change the firefox pkgbuild too. Its not the first time the arch maintainers have screwed up with the depends.

Compate the gtk-qt-engine pkgbuild (extra) with the gtk-qt-engine-svn pkgbuild (AUR). The maintainers screwed up big time with the one in extra, it pulls about 50 depends (mostly gnome crap) when gtk-qt-engine really only needs gtk and qt. Its like a chain reaction, one unnescessary depend pulls another which pulls another which then pulls most of gnome. Its just a pointless waste of space for anyone who doesnt use gnome, and even if they do use gnome its not nescessary.

tjwoosta commented on 2010-05-24 00:45

Still, its not required, it builds perfectly fine without it, and it pulls a bunch of gnome crap that nobody needs. They should really change the firefox pkgbuild too. Its not the first time the arch maintainers have screwed up with the depends.

Check out the gtk-qt-engine pkgbuild (extra) with the gtk-qt-engine-svn pkgbuild (AUR). The maintainers screwed up big time with the one in extra, it pulls about 50 depends (mostly gnome crap) when gtk-qt-engine really only needs gtk and qt. Its like a chain reaction, one unnescessary depend pulls another which pulls another which then pulls most of gnome. Its just a pointless waste of space for anyone who doesnt use gnome, and even if they do use gnome its not nescessary.

tjwoosta commented on 2010-05-24 00:44

Still, its not required, it builds perfectly fine without it, and it pulls a bunch of gnome crap that nobody needs. They should really change the firefox pkgbuild too. Its not the first time the arch maintainers have screwed up with the depends.

Check out the gtk-qt-engine pkgbuild (extra) with the gtk-qt-engine-svn pkgbuild (AUR). The maintainers screwed up big time with the one in extra, it pulls about 50 depends (mostly gnome crap) when gtk-qt-engine really only needs gtk and qt. Its like a chain reaction, one unnescessary depend pulls another which pulls another which then pulls most of gnome. Its just a pointless waste of space for anyone who doesnt use gnome, and even if they do use gnome its not nescessary.