Package Details: icecat 60.2.0-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: icecat
Description: GNU version of the Firefox browser.
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Keywords: browser gecko web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: figue (figuepluto, jfigueras)
Last Packager: jfigueras
Votes: 195
Popularity: 0.867516
First Submitted: 2007-12-09 10:12
Last Updated: 2018-10-15 11:18

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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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figue commented on 2018-09-15 18:54

@colinkeenan I can reproduce the issue updating my system... Let me check it.

It seems related with rust 1.29. Downgrading to 1.28 could be a workaround for now.

Edit: testing this patch

Edit2: it works. Pushing new release right now.

Also, I've commented _CLANG variable. You can export in your profile or in shell directly without modifying PKGBUILD.

colinkeenan commented on 2018-09-15 17:40

Thanks for the warning. I get the same error with clang that I got with gcc:

0:09.37 checking cargo version... 1.29.0

0:09.41 Traceback (most recent call last):

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/", line 127, in <module></module>

0:09.41 sys.exit(main(sys.argv))

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/", line 29, in main

0:09.41, 'moz.configure'))

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/configure/", line 428, in run

0:09.41 func(*args)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/configure/", line 474, in _value_for

0:09.41 return self._value_for_depends(obj, need_help_dependency)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/", line 944, in method_call

0:09.41 cache[args] = self.func(instance, *args)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/configure/", line 483, in _value_for_depends

0:09.41 return obj.result(need_help_dependency)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/", line 944, in method_call

0:09.41 cache[args] = self.func(instance, *args)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/configure/", line 123, in result

0:09.41 return self._func(*resolved_args)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/configure/", line 1003, in wrapped

0:09.41 return new_func(args, *kwargs)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/build/moz.configure/rust.configure", line 122, in rust_supported_targets

0:09.41 t = split_triplet(t, allow_unknown=True)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/configure/", line 1003, in wrapped

0:09.41 return new_func(args, *kwargs)

0:09.41 File "/build/icecat/src/icecat-60.2.0/build/moz.configure/init.configure", line 580, in split_triplet

0:09.41 cpu, manufacturer, os = triplet.split('-', 2)

0:09.41 ValueError: need more than 2 values to unpack

0:09.45 *** Fix above errors and then restart with\

0:09.45 "/usr/bin/make -f build"

0:09.45 make: *** [ configure] Error 1

==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().


figue commented on 2018-09-14 16:01

So here are the alpha release of IceCat 60.2.0. I have to change a lot of code in PKGBUILD. Also, I include a variable to build IceCat with clang if gcc doesn't work for you (like in my case). Feel free to edit _CLANG to 0 or 1 acording to your needs.

This release is in alpha for now, you are advised.

Happy testing.

figue commented on 2018-09-06 21:28

@romero welcome to Arch then. With time and looking in arch's wiki (which is a great resource), you can learn a lot of things.

I think pamac uses yaourt... If that is true, you can change tmpdir in /etc/yaourtrc.

romero commented on 2018-09-06 16:42

@figue - thanks that worked like a charm! I'm new to Linux, a repenting former Mac addict, who just went cold turkey on all my machines with Manjaro, since I'm convinced about everything Arch. However, I just need to learn its inner working, before I go for the pure thing.

Manjaro uses pamac, as I found out. This little 'king' :) populates /tmp with all kind of crap, but generally works - only some programs make trouble, like IceCat in the XFCE version of Manjaro, to whatever reason.

Again, thank you very much.

figue commented on 2018-09-05 23:16

@romero why you build IceCat in /tmp? If you are using some king of AUR helper (yaourt, pacaur, trizen...) stop and build manually in your /home or in some partition you have enough free space:

git clone
cd icecat
makepkg -sic

Done :)

romero commented on 2018-09-05 17:49

While trying to install, I get caught in a loop: After 30 min or so, I get an error saying that the device is full. This seem to be because /tmp is full. After deleting all content from it, I can give it another try, but with the same effect.

This happens on my X220 running Manjaro with XFCE. Running Manjaro with GNOME, though, does the job. Any idea why that might be the case?

figue commented on 2018-08-22 22:23

@soundtoxin ok, so it works now...

I have a workaround with wget if sometimes it happens something with gpg:

wget -O - "" | gpg --import -

soundtoxin commented on 2018-08-22 18:46

I'm unable to import the key necessary for installing icecat. icecat-52.6.0-gnu1.tar.bz2 ... FAILED (unknown public key 3C76EED7D7E04784)

gpg --recv-keys 3C76EED7D7E04784 gpg: keyserver receive failed: No data

edit: something on my end. manually updated all my keys and got it to work

figue commented on 2018-02-26 21:18

@colinkeenan download sources manually, your closest mirror isn't updated yet. In my case my mirror is: