Package Details: icecat 45.5.1-5

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Package Base: icecat
Description: GNU version of the Firefox browser.
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Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: figue (figuepluto, jfigueras)
Last Packager: figue
Votes: 177
Popularity: 1.182082
First Submitted: 2007-12-09 10:12
Last Updated: 2017-01-15 11:22

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figue commented on 2015-11-29 21:10

@altiris you need to import Rubén Rodríguez's GPG key if you want to build IceCat:

gpg --recv-keys 3C76EED7D7E04784

FYI this is a common step described in official wiki:


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cert38 commented on 2017-01-19 21:39

Hey @figue,I compile icecat either using pacaur or the classic abs/makepkg way. The outcome is the same. I never had this problem before though. Your PKGBUILD usually works like a charm.

It definitely has something to do with the permissions. When I reset them icecat works indeed. Why the permissions aren't set correctly this time is beyond me. I'll re-compile and install icecat and check again tomorrow.

Thanks a bunch!

figue commented on 2017-01-18 22:05

Hi @cert38,

are you compiling IceCat or using some third party package? Because:

[5.3.1]figue@pluto:~> ls -ld /usr/lib/icecat
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 ene 8 16:47 /usr/lib/icecat

And about the second issue, could be related to the first? I've never get that...

You can try using icecat-bin in AUR instead...

cert38 commented on 2017-01-18 19:26

I'm installing icecat through pacaur.

First I had to change the permission on /usr/lib/icecat/, which was only 750 after the installation.

But now I get the following error message when I try to fire icecat up:
"Could not find the GNU runtime."

At first glance I can't see what's missing though.

ldd /usr/bin/icecat (0x00007fffe2fcb000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fec4d7ca000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fec4d5c6000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fec4d23e000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fec4cf3a000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fec4cd23000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fec4c985000)
/lib64/ (0x00007fec4d9e7000)

figue commented on 2017-01-15 11:24

Thanks @jghodd, build fixed with a new patch.

jghodd commented on 2017-01-15 03:27

there is a bug in the top level configure and in js/src/configure - same bug.

top level configure: line 30308
- the first instance of [space] should be [[space]]

js/src/configure: line 15909
- same thing. the first instance of [space] should be [[space]]

without fixing this, the build throws errors that it's unable to extract the icu version number from uvernum.h and aborts.

figue commented on 2017-01-08 18:15

I've pushed a new release. I want to test rust code so I've enabled it in mozconfig. Also I've disabled some more configs (I'm not 100% sure if there were already disabled though) and I've switched back to system libs cairo and png. Let me know if something seems wrong.

figue commented on 2016-12-11 23:23

@rohshall maybe a bad dependency download? I've just launched a build with extra-x86_64-build script and all seems ok.

rohshall commented on 2016-12-11 18:16

I get this error:

==> ERROR: 'pacman' failed to install missing dependencies.
:: failed to build icecat package(s)

figue commented on 2016-12-03 13:12

Thank you @matoro @ZombB @anton-tsyganenko I can't upload the sources from my work computer, and then from home I forgot to push mozconfig. We need to add "--enable-official-branding" to build this version.

Please, try now.

PD: I also forgot to reset pkgrel... :S but who cares?

matoro commented on 2016-12-02 21:08

In addition to the base SHA256 for mozconfig, if you manually edit PKGBUILD and replace it with the correct one, then the build fails with the following error (edited for relative paths):

Reticulating splines...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./config.status", line 1065, in <module>
File "icecat-45.5.1/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/", line 175, in config_status
definitions = list(definitions)
File "icecat-45.5.1/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/frontend/", line 165, in emit
for out in output:
File "aur-icecat/src/icecat-45.5.1/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/frontend/", line 1062, in read_mozbuild
raise bre

The error occurred while processing the following file:


The underlying problem is we referenced a path that does not exist. That path is:


Either create the file if it needs to exist or do not reference it.

*** Fix above errors and then restart with\
"make -f build"
make[2]: *** [icecat-45.5.1/ configure] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory 'icecat-45.5.1'
make[1]: *** [icecat-45.5.1/ icecat-45.5.1/obj-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/Makefile] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory 'icecat-45.5.1'
make: *** [ build] Error 2

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