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Thread: [SOLVED] Firefox3 in Arch - Rebuilt for i686 or official build?

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    [SOLVED] Firefox3 in Arch - Rebuilt for i686 or official build?

    Is the firefox3 package in Arch recompiled using i686 flags or does it use the official mozilla build?

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    Re: Firefox3 in Arch - Rebuilt for i686 or official build?

    I could be wrong, but when I download the Minefield nightly, it said i686: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o.../latest-trunk/

    but, I'm not sure if it is different than the actual final release.

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    Re: Firefox3 in Arch - Rebuilt for i686 or official build?

    I just did an -Syu during which my Firefox was updated with the firefox-3.0-1_x86_64 which is described in the following words in the Arch Extras repo':

    Standalone web browser from mozilla.org

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    Re: Firefox3 in Arch - Rebuilt for i686 or official build?

    http://repos.archlinux.org/viewvc.cg...00&view=markup

    Arch does not use the official mozilla 'binary'. The package is rebuilt - note that make is run in PKGBUILD. So it is i686/x86_64 optimized.

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    Re: Firefox3 in Arch - Rebuilt for i686 or official build?

    Quote Originally Posted by kpkeerthi View Post
    http://repos.archlinux.org/viewvc.cg...00&view=markup

    Arch does not use the official mozilla 'binary'. The package is rebuilt - note that make is run in PKGBUILD. So it is i686/x86_64 optimized.
    That's part of the reason why the program is called 'Minefield', (formerly Bon Echo for v2.x). It is not the 'official' branded Firefox.
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    Re: Firefox3 in Arch - Rebuilt for i686 or official build?

    @ MisfitI38:

    Man you have got such a great avatar.

    Well done...
    Last edited by handy; June 25th, 2008 at 03:57 PM.

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