issues with upgrading to firefox-1.5 on FC4?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Tue Dec 27 18:49:45 UTC 2005

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005, Gilboa Davara wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 09:01 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > i'd like to try out some of the features of firefox-1.5, but trying to update
> > to that version on my (fully-updated FC4) system out of the FC4 devel repo
> > shows a sizable number of other packages that need to be updated (not
> > that big of a surprise), and finally fails with a few missing dependencies
> > (allegedly, xorg-x11-devel, XFree86-devel and others).
> Devel repo? You do understand that your FC4 machine will become a
> development machine (or -rawhide) if you start using the -devel
> repo, right?

yup, but given that i'm about ready to make the jump to FC5t? anyway,
i figure it's not that big a deal to push things a bit now.

> > is it safe to try to update to firefox-1.5 on an FC4 system and,
> > if so, what's the proper incantation?  do i need any of the other
> > repos enabled as well? i'd like to keep this as simple as
> > possible.
> I download the firefox SRPM, modified the firefox.spec and
> firefox-mozconfig file.
> In SPECS/firefox.spec file:
> * Remove all references to cairo and pango.
> * Change nss version to 1.7.10
> * Change nss to mozilla-nss
> * Change nspr version to 1.7.10
> * Change nspr to mozilla-nspr.
> In SOURCE/firefox-mozconfig file:
> * Remove all references to pango.
> * Remove all references to cairo.

ah, the heck with it.  maybe i'll just install FC5-test and take my


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