Package Details: firefox-esr 78.1.0-1

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Package Base: firefox-esr
Description: Standalone web browser from, Extended Support Release
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Keywords: browser gecko web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox
Provides: firefox=78.1.0
Submitter: figue
Maintainer: figue (figuepluto, jfigueras)
Last Packager: figuepluto
Votes: 38
Popularity: 1.75
First Submitted: 2015-05-28 23:15
Last Updated: 2020-07-29 20:48

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figue commented on 2020-07-02 05:51

Thanks @heftig. All suggestions implemented.

heftig commented on 2020-07-01 19:05

You should set StartupWMClass=firefoxesr in the desktop file to match the remoting name set in .mozconfig, otherwise the desktop might not be able to assign the windows to the app correctly.

You should disable the crashreporter, as it's only useful if you also submit the built symbol archive to Mozilla. Since each AUR user builds the browser themselves, this isn't happening.

For the same reason, you can remove buildsymbols and the handling of the '*'. This will also remove a good chunk of the build time.

figue commented on 2020-06-30 22:12

To continue using old 68 branch, you can use this package

figue commented on 2020-05-06 22:45

@GI_Jack thanks. Seems good. Done.

GI_Jack commented on 2020-05-06 13:51

Please change




This way it works with packages that version check FX

figue commented on 2019-12-14 11:56

New prebuilt binaries in my own openSUSE Build Service account:

Server =$arch

To verify signature, you can do like this:

$ wget -O- | sudo gpg --homedir /etc/pacman.d/gnupg --import -
$ sudo pacman-key --lsign-key F5AAC5A5424ED5CA

figue commented on 2019-12-06 21:45

@sp1d3rmxn thanks. Compilation with disable-elf-hack seems ok. Please test.

sp1d3rmxn commented on 2019-12-06 14:27


Ok the PKGBUILD change I added per the bug report has proven to also be successful with this.

Again like Icecat but, slightly different (no modifications to march/mtune either just like the Icecat build):

In the "prepare()" section under the heading "#Features" add this line:

ac_add_options --disable-elf-hack

It looks like this for me:


ac_add_options --enable-alsa

ac_add_options --enable-jack

ac_add_options --enable-startup-notification

ac_add_options --enable-crashreporter

ac_add_options --disable-gconf

ac_add_options --disable-updater

ac_add_options --disable-elf-hack <---- ADD THIS LINE END

Again no further changes necessary and able to use CPU tuning as expected (no generics at all).

Hope this helps anyone going through the same headache.

figue commented on 2019-12-05 18:54

@sp1d3rmxn thank you, I reply you in IceCat AUR package. I have to compile FF ESR the same way. Seems that something is wrong when you tune CFLAGS...

sp1d3rmxn commented on 2019-12-05 16:36

This bullshit has been going on for awhile. It seems as though specifying your CPU arch is now an issue. Guess the new amateur hour devs are to <fill in the blank> to realize "x86-64" for generic purposes is weak sauce if you don't know that your CPU has specific instruction sets that can get you more bang for the buck. Anyways here's the report: