Re: Congratulation on Etch release
On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 12:08:01AM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 03:35:03PM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
> > > (2) being unable to build firefox with gcc/g++ 4.X (compiler segfault
> > > during build). firefox-1.5.X and -2.0.X build fine with gxx-3.4,
> > > although it takes nearly eight hours for a build to finish due to
> > > incredibly long "ld" times for some of the libraries. The good
> > > news is, it works: linux-on-alpha users *can* have modern web
> > > browsers :-).
> > Uh? Debian etch *ships* with modern web browsers on alpha; is there some
> > reason that you found the Debian iceweasel package insufficient?
> You mean, other than not knowing about it :-) ? I wanted something more
> recent than Mozilla when I was running Sarge, so I got used to rolling my
> own firefox early on. I had 18.104.22.168 running before the upgrade to Etch,
> and it never occurred to me to go looking for an official Debian package
> under a different name.
$ apt-cache policy firefox
900 http://debian.osuosl.org etch/main Packages
100 http://debian.osuosl.org sid/main Packages
The package is available under this name as well on a transitional basis.
> Even if I no longer have to build my own for the Alpha, I still have to do
> that for some older x86 machines I'm using: the official firefox releases
> are for i686, and it doesn't take long for the app to die on an illegal
> instruction trap on those machines :-(.
Um? Is this with the *Debian packages*? Has a bug been filed about this?
Debian targets i486, not i686. If the Debian firefox packages are built for
i686 only, that's a bug.
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