Package Details: firefox-esr52 52.8.1-1

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Package Base: firefox-esr52
Description: Standalone web browser from, Extended Support Release 52.x
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Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox
Provides: firefox
Submitter: figuepluto
Maintainer: figue (figuepluto, jfigueras)
Last Packager: figue
Votes: 5
Popularity: 2.749048
First Submitted: 2018-05-08 20:50
Last Updated: 2018-06-10 16:17

Dependencies (32)

Required by (203)

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figue commented on 2018-06-14 23:37

@toniwiki I'm glad that your strip issue is ok now.

Unfortunately I can confirm your issue. Happened to me in the past and never can figure out exactly why... Sometimes happens in, others in sites like, or other sites with videos or a heavy load. In v60 this seems gone.

figue commented on 2018-06-12 19:46

@tandrade my package was always in conflict with Firefox in [extra]. Maybe you used another binary package that is installed in /opt...

Personally, I use Firefox ESR at work, and if I need something that is in latest branch, I have my own binary packages that are in /opt doesn't create anything in /usr.

The conflict is because, by default, I use the same PKGBUILD instructions and the same config paths. So ESR can't be used at the same time with Arch's Firefox.

I can upload my PKGBUILDs of those "Firefox in /opt" if somebody wants.. Usually I launch them in a temporary firejail to test "my things". It's a good trick IMHO.

toniwiki commented on 2018-06-12 06:42

With new firefox-esr (v52.8.1) my build was fine and now my package has a normal size.

However, firefox's tabs crashed me now with some videos like:

Has anyone same problem?

tandrade commented on 2018-06-12 04:17

Ignore my previous comment!

It seems that firefox-esr has always been incompatible with firefox. Maybe my memory is tricking me.

I'm almost sure I have two versions of firefox on my other machine, but I would have to check which versions are those.

tandrade commented on 2018-06-12 04:05

Why is this conflicting with firefox?

I have on another computer both firefox and an old firefox-esr on version 52, both installed and working properly. The only think I can't do is open both of them at the same time.

toniwiki commented on 2018-06-03 12:12

I had enabled strip in my /etc/makepkg.conf like yours.

Thanks @figue for your package, i will use it but i would like to know why my system creates a package so large too.

figue commented on 2018-06-02 21:08

Did you disable strip in makepkg.conf?

 % grep strip /etc/makepkg.conf
# Default: OPTIONS=(!strip docs libtool staticlibs emptydirs !zipman !purge !debug)
#-- strip:      Strip symbols from binaries/libraries
OPTIONS=(strip docs !libtool !staticlibs emptydirs zipman purge !debug)
#-- Options to be used when stripping binaries. See `man strip' for details.
#-- Options to be used when stripping shared libraries. See `man strip' for details.
#-- Options to be used when stripping static libraries. See `man strip' for details.

You can use my own package if you want:

toniwiki commented on 2018-06-02 20:37

Minor differences found in file sizes except for file:

(toniwiki) >  1572071816 usr/lib/firefox-devel-52.8.0/sdk/lib/
(figue)    <    83664288 usr/lib/firefox-devel-52.8.0/sdk/lib/

figue commented on 2018-06-02 09:55

@toniwiki please compare...

$ bsdtar -tvf firefox-esr52-52.8.0-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz >

toniwiki commented on 2018-06-02 09:39

This is my firefox-esr (v52):

➜  ~ LC_ALL=C pacman -Qi firefox-esr52 | grep Size 
Installed Size  : 1647.13 MiB

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