issues with upgrading to firefox-1.5 on FC4?
gilboad at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 09:07:20 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 13:49 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 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
If you can, I'd wait for test2 release.
Test1 is usually buggy-as-hell(tm).
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