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SSP Firefox

17 March 2005 21:50

SSP Firefox

Yesterday before going to bed I rebuilt Mozilla Firefox from source to see how well it would work.

Took a good few hours to finish the build, but it was very straightforward:

apt-get install debian-builder
debian-builder --verbose mozilla-firefox
cd /var/cache/debian-builder/debs
dpkg --install mozilla-firefox*.deb

No major problems detected so far, plugins all continue to work, as does java.

There's a problem with the builder though, about 8 packages which were installed to complete the build were not removed - so I had to remove them manually.

Maybe builidng inside a chroot-jail would work better?

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