Package Details: icecat 78.5.0-1

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Package Base: icecat
Description: GNU version of the Firefox browser.
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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:

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figue commented on 2020-07-26 23:46

Seems an upstream new feature:

jaro3 commented on 2020-07-26 16:39

Doesn't build on latest Arch :-(

13:23.93 /usr/src/tmp/icecat/src/gnuzilla-76dced64ce0e72fe3030dc2f7b22cda8e36b165e/output/icecat-68.10.0/layout/style/nsStyleCoord.h:70:17: warning: implicit conversion from 'nscoord' (aka 'int') to 'float' changes value from -1073741823 to -1073741824 [-Wimplicit-int-float-conversion] 13:23.93 if (length <= nscoord_MIN) { 13:23.93 ~~ ^~~~~~~~~~~ 13:23.93 /usr/src/tmp/icecat/src/gnuzilla-76dced64ce0e72fe3030dc2f7b22cda8e36b165e/output/icecat-68.10.0/obj-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/dist/include/nsCoord.h:43:22: note: expanded from macro 'nscoord_MIN' 13:23.93 #define nscoord_MIN (-nscoord_MAX) 13:23.93 ^~~~~~~~~~~~ 13:27.16 8 warnings generated. 13:28.27 8 warnings generated. 13:30.62 8 warnings generated. 13:31.41 8 warnings generated. 13:32.21 8 warnings generated. 13:32.77 8 warnings generated. 13:36.39 8 warnings generated. 13:37.13 8 warnings generated. 13:39.87 8 warnings generated. 13:47.28 8 warnings generated. 13:47.32 make[2]: [/usr/src/tmp/icecat/src/gnuzilla-76dced64ce0e72fe3030dc2f7b22cda8e36b165e/output/icecat-68.10.0/config/ compile] Error 2 13:47.32 make[1]: [/usr/src/tmp/icecat/src/gnuzilla-76dced64ce0e72fe3030dc2f7b22cda8e36b165e/output/icecat-68.10.0/config/ default] Error 2 13:47.32 make: *** [ build] Error 2 13:47.37 198 compiler warnings present. 13:47.40 /usr/bin/notify-send --app-name=Mozilla Build System Mozilla Build System Build failed ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting...

figue commented on 2020-07-25 18:18

@wrath we don't have sources available to build IceCat 78.x yet. See [1]


Ningen commented on 2020-07-24 11:24

Having trouble compiling.

31:10:00 make: *** [ build] Error2. 31:10:01 163 compiler warnings present. 31:11:00 Notification center failed: Install notify-send (usually part of the libnotify package) to get a notification when the build finishes. ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting...

Perhaps the libnotify needs to be added into make depends?

figue commented on 2020-06-03 18:07

@cysp74 thanks! added.

cysp74 commented on 2020-06-03 14:30

M4 package is necessary for successful build otherwise error below will be thrown, so I suggest to extend makedepends @ PKGBUILD:

makedepends=(m4 unzip zip diffutils python2-setuptools yasm mesa imake inetutils

[...] 0:06.26 Autoconf requires GNU m4 1.1 or later 0:06.26 Traceback (most recent call last): [...]

Rgds, hg

ddifof commented on 2020-05-18 16:46

Hi just wanted to say a thank you to package maintainers, I submitted notice a while back about important update to this package and they switched to mainline super promptly. So far everything working excellent for months! I love using this browser compared to Firefox.

Compile does take a while but it's worth it. The -bin is such an old version it's not secure in my opinion, as it's missing major patches I listed here:

figue commented on 2020-04-15 15:23

@karcher yes, Mozilla and Chromium browsers are huge (Chromium a bit more), and it takes time to build it. If you haven't time or resources, you can use the -bin package.

karcher commented on 2020-04-15 11:56


this package is currently at 2h build time by 99% CPU load. Is this normal?

bitsandnumbers commented on 2020-02-02 09:04

@figue : I found a fix. For anyone with this issue, the package p11-kit was updated to v0.23.20-1. You have to downgrade to an earlier version. This newer version seems to be broken.