Package Details: firefox-beta 77.0rc3-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/firefox-beta.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: firefox-beta
Description: Standalone web browser from mozilla.org - Beta
Upstream URL: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta
Keywords: beta browser firefox web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox-beta-bin
Provides: firefox=77.0rc3
Submitter: argymeg
Maintainer: TheGoliath (Anthony25)
Last Packager: Anthony25
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-10-05 23:34
Last Updated: 2020-05-30 00:37

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Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-10 01:04

I enabled LTO and PGO (using a profile generated by running the test suite). They are also used by Mozilla to compile the official firefox-beta binaries they provide, as they allow some performance boost, therefore it is synced in this package.

It is possible to keep the compilation options of the old versions of this package, by setting the options at the top the PKGBUILD (they are documented) to enable_pgo=n and enable_lto=n, or by building it with: env enable_pgo=n enable_lto=n makepkg

However, if running out of memory is an issue, before disabling LTO, try: env enable_no_keep_memory=y makepkg

It should tell LD to be less aggressive on the cache utilization during the compilation. It does not change anything on the generated binary, it should slow down a bit the compilation, but at least you can still enjoy a compilation with LTO.

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bittin commented on 2020-05-26 17:07

In the Firefox Release Meeting Now RC2 is released 28th May for 77 and Beta 1 for 78 is released 1th June

Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-26 11:44

Please don't mark this package as out-of-date for RCs versions. There is no sources provided by Mozilla for the RCs (at least I cannot find it), so it stays on the last beta: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

Edit: my bad, thanks @bittin for the link: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/77.0-candidates/build1/source/

Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-10 01:04

I enabled LTO and PGO (using a profile generated by running the test suite). They are also used by Mozilla to compile the official firefox-beta binaries they provide, as they allow some performance boost, therefore it is synced in this package.

It is possible to keep the compilation options of the old versions of this package, by setting the options at the top the PKGBUILD (they are documented) to enable_pgo=n and enable_lto=n, or by building it with: env enable_pgo=n enable_lto=n makepkg

However, if running out of memory is an issue, before disabling LTO, try: env enable_no_keep_memory=y makepkg

It should tell LD to be less aggressive on the cache utilization during the compilation. It does not change anything on the generated binary, it should slow down a bit the compilation, but at least you can still enjoy a compilation with LTO.

Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-06 10:27

@bittin: Check that you don't have -flto enabled in your CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS. The compilation failed pretty early with that enabled (because this package enables thin LTO, and -flto conflicts with that).

Otherwise, again, I just tested to compile 77b2 (with PGO), it works. Try to compile it in a clean chroot, otherwise the issue might be elsewhere.

bittin commented on 2020-05-06 05:19

Got compiliation errors, so ended up just downloading the binary package for Beta 2 of 77

Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-05 23:15

@bittin: I checked again on a different machine after a fresh clone of this repository, SHA is correct, GPG validation passes.

==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    firefox-77.0b1.source.tar.xz ... Passed
    firefox-77.0b1.source.tar.xz.asc ... Skipped
    0001-Use-remoting-name-for-GDK-application-names.patch ... Passed
    firefox-beta.desktop ... Passed
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
    firefox-77.0b1.source.tar.xz ... Passed

Please check your GPG settings and that you have imported the key from Mozilla.

bittin commented on 2020-05-05 19:33

Broken SHA and GPG keys, so can't be built

FredBezies commented on 2020-05-04 16:19

I tried to build it from my /home space. Looks like it filled /tmp while building.

Change applied to path in firefox-beta. Thanks for the info.

Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-04 15:56

@FredBezies: thanks a lot! You tried to build the package in /tmp or it filled /tmp even by building it somewhere else?

Also, if you changed the destination dir, you might want to apply this change in the firefox-beta-i18n packages.

FredBezies commented on 2020-05-04 07:21

@Anthony25: currently testing your patch. If it works, you'll be added as co-maintainer of this package.

Edit: build options left me to a no more space in /tmp error. So I only applied artwork and path fixes. You're now also a co-maintainer of this package.