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Re: firefox-esr security support for arm?

No, I don’t. I have bootstrapped the Rust compiler already for multiple architectures in Debian. Never had to use any of the upstream tools.

And 1.24 definitely builds on armel and armhf:



Will take care of it tonight, but wait with the upload until I get an ACK from the release team.


On Sep 8, 2018, at 10:43 AM, Alan Corey <alan01346@gmail.com> wrote:

You'll probably need to update it:
rustup update
I think.  The rust in debs was too old when I tried.

Sent from my Motorola XT1527

On Sat, Sep 8, 2018, 4:38 AM John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
It should actually be possible to bootstrap the Rust compiler and Cargo in version 1.24 for armel and armhf and I can take of that if no one disagrees.


> On Sep 8, 2018, at 9:06 AM, Marc <ma913@sedacon.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use Raspberry Pies running Debian Stretch (armhf 32-bit) with a
> custom Linux kernel for both my Desktop and Portable systems.  I have
> been using firefox-esr (with some modifications for speed and security)
> as a browser so far.
> Yesterday's message to debian-security-announce was a bit of a morning
> shock for me.  Namely this part:
> Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@debian.org> wrote:
>> In addition, the new Firefox packages require Rust to build. A
>> compatible Rust toolchain has been backported to Debian stretch, but is
>> not available for all architectures which previously supported the
>> purely C++-based Firefox packages. Thus, the new Firefox packages
>> don't support the armel, armhf, mips, mips64el and mipsel architectures
>> at this point.
> Apparently lacking enough caffeine, I could not find any relevant
> discussions about this so far.  I did notice that the current version
> of firefox-esr for armhf is present in sid (but I am loath to run
> sid on production systems), and that mozilla.org does not seem to
> distribute any binaries for arm.
> What's the realistic way forward from here, assuming that I would like
> a browser with security support?  Pull firefox-esr plus dependencies
> from sid (probably quite intrusive)?  Switch to chromium-browser?
> Switch to another distribution or even a BSD?  Or am I overreacting and
> should just wait a couple of days for (Rust and) Firefox to magically
> appear in stretch-backports? :)
> Regards
> Marc

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