Package Details: firefox-always-nightly 99.0a1-12

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Package Base: firefox-always-nightly
Description: Standalone web browser from, nightly build, always updating
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Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox-nightly
Provides: firefox-nightly
Submitter: passcod
Maintainer: passcod
Last Packager: passcod
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.151798
First Submitted: 2014-01-21 22:05
Last Updated: 2017-02-22 10:32

Latest Comments

jtojnar commented on 2017-04-21 00:09

Seems to work even without gtk2.

passcod commented on 2017-03-17 00:38

Right, so, the problem is definetly not with this package... it's with the checksums mozilla provides us. For some reason*, the checksums file we depend on to check downloads gets out of sync with the actual files available. So half the time there's a checksum error, and then if you retry it a few hours to a day later, it will work. Or not. It depends on if the checksums file is up-to-date.

The entire point of checksums is to check integrity or downloaded, so running mksrcinfo in pkgver() would completely defeat the purpose: we'd be checking that files we downloaded match the checksum we compute from those files we downloaded.

*I say "for some reason"… the reason is this: Due to high load in the build servers, the checksum-computing jobs are lagging behind, so we're getting new builds with yesterday's checksums.

Until that bug is resolved, you do need to --skipchecksum… but check back regularly to figure out when you can omit that option.

Smile4ever commented on 2017-03-16 19:28

To install this package you need
yaourt --m-arg "--skipchecksums" -Sb firefox-always-nightly

passcod commented on 2017-03-12 08:32

This seems to have fixed itself? Weird. We'll see if it starts up again.

Smile4ever commented on 2017-03-05 15:00

Checksum error on 2017-03-05.

SolarAquarion commented on 2017-02-28 16:02

Can you do mksrcinfo in the prepare or pkgver thing? That would probably fix it i guess?

passcod commented on 2017-02-25 02:41

Odd, but acknowledged and verified as not working. I'll have a look this weekend.

SolarAquarion commented on 2017-02-24 21:37

ead: cannot open 'firefox-always-nightly-54.0a1.20170224-2017-02-24T16:25:08.txt' for reading: No such file or directory
==> Updated version: firefox-always-nightly 54.0a1.-1
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
==> Tidying install...
-> Removing empty directories...
-> Purging unwanted files...
-> Removing static library files...
-> Stripping unneeded symbols from binaries and libraries...
-> Compressing man and info pages...
==> Checking for packaging issue...
==> Creating package "firefox-always-nightly"...
-> Generating .PKGINFO file...
-> Generating .BUILDINFO file...
-> Generating .MTREE file...
-> Compressing package...
==> Leaving fakeroot environment.
==> Finished making: firefox-always-nightly 54.0a1.-1 (Fri Feb 24 16:26:03 EST 2017)
==> Cleaning up...
:: Installing firefox-always-nightly package(s)...
:: firefox-always-nightly package(s) failed to install. Check .SRCINFO for mismatching data with PKGBUILD.

passcod commented on 2017-02-22 10:36

The checksums that were missing from the build servers (mozilla bug #1305139) since Firefox 54 (caused by a change in their build process) were finally uplifted this morning, so this should work well again.

ratcheer commented on 2017-02-08 14:44

Am I the only person who is having to run updpkgsums on this every morning? It used to work flawlessly until just a couple of days before the Firefox move up from v53 to v54. But now, every morning, the checks on the .tar.bz2 file and the .txt file fail.

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