Package Details: icecat 45.7.0-1

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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: figuepluto
Votes: 182
Popularity: 3.454678
First Submitted: 2007-12-09 10:12
Last Updated: 2017-03-05 19:29

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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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gearshift commented on 2017-03-05 01:00

Sorry my bad, I forgot I still had -O3 in my CXXFLAGS from testing another program. I recompiled with -O2 like normal and it works. Thanks for the patch!

figue commented on 2017-03-04 09:39

@gearshift :(
I checked and I can access just fine to Gmail for instance. Can you try disabling all addons and try again? Maybe your issue is with Spyblock or LibreJS addons...

gearshift commented on 2017-03-03 21:20

Thanks @figue but unfortunately I'm still getting SEC_ERROR_OCSP_SERVER_ERROR. Maybe the Fedora people did something different?

They also fixed this bug along side the first patch in their release so it might be worth it to try it too.

figue commented on 2017-03-03 18:19

@gearshift thanks. Just pushed a new release. Can you try?

gearshift commented on 2017-03-03 16:36

I'm having the same issue that others have mentioned in this thread:

It looks like there's a simple fix by applying this very small change. Could you please include it?

figue commented on 2017-01-22 13:29

Hi chftyrol,
I usually use "makepkg -sicC" to build my packages, so I've never that problem. Anyway, it doesn't hurt, so -p added to mkdir.

chftyrol commented on 2017-01-21 10:50

Hi, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe at line 69 of this PKGBUILD the mkdir command is missing the -p option.
Without it upgrading the package (from an existing installation) fails in the prepare phase, because the $srcdir/path directory already exists.
Thank you.

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)

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