Package Details: firefox-beta-bin 106.0b8-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/firefox-beta-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: firefox-beta-bin
Description: Standalone web browser from mozilla.org - Beta
Upstream URL: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta
Keywords: gecko
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox-beta
Provides: firefox
Submitter: Schnouki
Maintainer: symen (bittin)
Last Packager: bittin
Votes: 401
Popularity: 0.20
First Submitted: 2010-07-07 09:05 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-10-05 09:44 (UTC)

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symen commented on 2022-04-18 09:09 (UTC)

@MarsSeed

Firefox Beta makes changes to user's default profile and those changes might be incompatible with the older Firefox.

By default, Firefox Beta uses its own profile. I tried to run both in a clean home (with HOME=/tmp/ffhome firefox-beta). Firefox stable (from Arch repository) used the profile "firefox-release" and Firefox beta (from this PKGBUILD) used the profile "firefox-beta".

Are you sure that you never selected the same profile for stable and beta using "firefox-beta -p" ?

MarsSeed commented on 2022-04-17 04:34 (UTC)

Please add conflicts=firefox.

Firefox Beta makes changes to user's default profile and those changes might be incompatible with the older Firefox.

Please kindly add a post-install and preferably a post-remove warning about this fact.

bittin commented on 2022-01-19 11:28 (UTC)

@symen: got a working build now, and updated the package again :)

bittin commented on 2022-01-19 09:19 (UTC)

@symen: might be my computer then having the wrong deps for stuff Virtualbox and some other stuff does not work too, well free to versionbump if it works for the most people

symen commented on 2022-01-19 08:13 (UTC)

@bittin I just tried installing and running 97.0b5-1 from your commit (c1daa9fe5ca3) and I did not notice any issue, even in a clean chroot.

I tried it with X11 (not Wayland).

bittin commented on 2022-01-18 22:32 (UTC)

Downgraded to Beta 4 as Xulrunner dependencies broke with Beta 5, Would be happy if someone else better in Xul then me took a look when you have time

symen commented on 2021-12-16 06:16 (UTC)

For some reason the hash was correct in .SRCINFO but not PKGBUILD. It should build fine now.

kinghat commented on 2021-12-15 23:40 (UTC)

same issue as @akayashi_mika

akayashi_mika commented on 2021-12-15 09:41 (UTC) (edited on 2021-12-15 09:42 (UTC) by akayashi_mika)

I tried to download firefox-beta-bin using yay, and got this error:


~ » yay -S firefox-beta-bin                                          soumi@Hori
:: Checking for conflicts...
:: Checking for inner conflicts...
[Aur:1]  firefox-beta-bin-96.0b5-1

  1 firefox-beta-bin                         (Build Files Exist)
==> Packages to cleanBuild?
==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)
==> 
:: PKGBUILD up to date, Skipping (1/0): firefox-beta-bin
  1 firefox-beta-bin                         (Build Files Exist)
==> Diffs to show?
==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)
==> 
:: (1/1) Parsing SRCINFO: firefox-beta-bin
==> Making package: firefox-beta-bin 96.0b5-1 (Wednesday, 15 December, 2021 05:40:03 PM)
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Found firefox-96.0b5.tar.bz2
  -> Found firefox-beta.sh
  -> Found firefox-beta-bin.desktop
==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    firefox-96.0b5.tar.bz2 ... FAILED
    firefox-beta.sh ... Passed
    firefox-beta-bin.desktop ... Passed
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
 -> error downloading sources: firefox-beta-bin 
     context: exit status 1 


==> Making package: firefox-beta-bin 96.0b5-1 (Wednesday, 15 December, 2021 05:40:04 PM)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Found firefox-96.0b5.tar.bz2
  -> Found firefox-beta.sh
  -> Found firefox-beta-bin.desktop
==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    firefox-96.0b5.tar.bz2 ... FAILED
    firefox-beta.sh ... Passed
    firefox-beta-bin.desktop ... Passed
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
 -> error making: firefox-beta-bin

ruzko commented on 2021-09-24 09:48 (UTC)

On plasma, .desktop file generated by updating firefox-beta-bin overwrites any customizations done by the user. Additionally, the pinned taskbar icon becomes unlinked from open windows, so I end up with one pinned firefox-beta icon on my taskbar when firefox-beta isn't running and two firefox-beta icons on my taskbar when firefox-beta is running. Unpinning the 'old' icon and pinning the icon for the active firefox-beta window fixes this behaviour until the next update.