Package Details: firefox-bin 107.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/firefox-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: firefox-bin
Description: Standalone web browser from mozilla.org - Static binaries from upstream
Upstream URL: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox
Provides: firefox
Submitter: Alad
Maintainer: Alad (bittin)
Last Packager: bittin
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.188115
First Submitted: 2022-01-10 15:12 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-11-14 15:22 (UTC)

Dependencies (12)

Required by (145)

Sources (3)

Pinned Comments

Alad commented on 2022-03-28 13:05 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-29 15:27 (UTC) by Alad)

These are binaries from upstream built in a different way, with different dependencies. For example, it is statically linked and has a hard dependency on pulseaudio for sound support.

The AUR guidelines on "duplicates" do not apply to packages like this. See previous discussion:

https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2021-December/036720.html https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2021-December/005056.html

Latest Comments

figue commented on 2022-11-05 14:07 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-05 14:07 (UTC) by figue)

Hi. Can you update source array to use only variables?

-source=("https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/106.0.4/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-$pkgver.tar.bz2"
+source=("https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/${pkgver}/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-${pkgver}.tar.bz2"

Thank you

Alad commented on 2022-04-08 09:38 (UTC) (edited on 2022-04-08 09:41 (UTC) by Alad)

For this package, the description already clearly states: "Static binaries from upstream".

ainola commented on 2022-04-07 22:47 (UTC)

Actually, nothing useful ever came from that discussion. The closest we had gotten was using the naming scheme "foo-static-bin" or something to clearly denote its difference.

Ultimately, this needs an RFC since the whole situation is confusing.

Alad commented on 2022-03-28 13:05 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-29 15:27 (UTC) by Alad)

These are binaries from upstream built in a different way, with different dependencies. For example, it is statically linked and has a hard dependency on pulseaudio for sound support.

The AUR guidelines on "duplicates" do not apply to packages like this. See previous discussion:

https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2021-December/036720.html https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2021-December/005056.html

MarsSeed commented on 2022-03-14 15:56 (UTC)

What is the reason for this package being maintained here?

Arch carries their x86_64 build of Firefox.

Alad commented on 2022-01-26 20:31 (UTC)

I won't be at my Arch PC for a while, so I've added you as comaintainer.

bittin commented on 2022-01-20 13:45 (UTC)

https://pastebin.com/ddrpT0Lp

96.0.2 update

bittin commented on 2022-01-14 08:23 (UTC)

https://pastebin.com/DNChvmBW

96.0.1 Update with less bugs

bittin commented on 2022-01-10 15:18 (UTC)

https://pastebin.com/PuJiGw0F

96 Update