Package Details: icecat 102.5.0-1

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Package Base: icecat
Description: GNU version of the Firefox browser.
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Keywords: browser esr gnuzilla web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: figue (figuepluto, jfigueras)
Last Packager: figue
Votes: 242
Popularity: 0.53
First Submitted: 2007-12-09 10:12 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-11-16 06:40 (UTC)

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cysp74 commented on 2021-02-27 18:53 (UTC)

I've made some checks and lowered "security.sandbox.content.level" to 1 (default is 4). Perhaps a bit better approach, instead of disabling completely sandbox.

figue commented on 2020-09-29 22:37 (UTC)

@Terrorizer patch process can take a long time, depending on your machine capacity.

Good news is that IceCat was added to Chaotic repo recently:

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pepesafestemail commented on 2021-09-01 10:57 (UTC) (edited on 2021-09-01 11:00 (UTC) by pepesafestemail)

Hi! I compiled (several times) the newest version and any addon I add to Icecat shows transparent box with a border and the button only show up when i hover the mouse over one of the buttons, but i can't really interact with them. I did not have this kind of problem with the latest binary version (60.7). I did not find any related problems like this even with firefox. I'm using LXDE DE maybe thats causing some issues? Here is a link what it looks like: edit: Oh and I can make the Open Menu "burger" drop down menu bar look like that too with some jumping through pages and option tabs

figue commented on 2021-08-02 01:14 (UTC) (edited on 2021-08-02 01:26 (UTC) by figue)

@compiler1413 this happens because en-US is not in the l10n-central repo. Check

I can add a safe code that download en-GB instead of en-US, which is already shipped in original tarball. Will you prefer that or, knowing this, you can set en-GB or other language to avoid to download all locales?

Note: I was trying to avoid all locales if en-US is the only preference, but the code in makeicecat script is deeply dependent, so I can't... If anybody has a patch, it will be welcome.

compiler1413 commented on 2021-08-01 17:57 (UTC) (edited on 2021-08-01 17:57 (UTC) by compiler1413) Still getting the same sed error with _SPEED=Y

Also tried with env, no difference.

env _LOCALE=en-US _SPEED=y makepkg -rsic

Any insight on why this fails? Thanks!

figue commented on 2021-08-01 01:19 (UTC)

@random-nick I've pushed this: 402e4c99deec

Please update your local repo and try again.

figue commented on 2021-07-31 22:48 (UTC)

@random-nick haven't tried yet...

random-nick commented on 2021-07-31 20:56 (UTC)

doesn't build with current rust?

figue commented on 2021-07-26 09:16 (UTC)

@rifl you have 60.7.0... This package is 78.12.0.

rifl commented on 2021-07-26 05:17 (UTC)

I had this kinda issue too that audio/video didnt work. It'd always came that way even with HTTPeverywhere enabled while others being disabled or started with --safe-mode. ffmpeg not found in arch repos except ffmpeg, which's installed already.

$ icecat -v GNU IceCat 60.7.0 $ uname -r 5.10.52-1-lts

figue commented on 2021-07-10 19:37 (UTC)

@Grand-Jury9th I started a new profile and, without ffmpeg-full, videos are working. Anybody can check it?

Grand-Jury9th commented on 2021-07-10 10:24 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-10 10:26 (UTC) by Grand-Jury9th)

@figure Sorry i didn't reply sooner, i first built icecat then after searching for a solution i installed ffmpeg-full (more accurately compiled it) and videos on icecat worked just fine without re-compiling icecat.

From what i know the main differences between ffmpeg and ffmpeg-full are as follows:

1- ffmpeg is from official repos built by the maintainers while ffmpeg-full is an aur and it is built using the PKGBUILD you get from the aur.

2- ffmpeg-full compiles many more libraries than ffmpeg installs. So it takes up alot more space but i assume it enables the full potential of ffmpeg.

also something i noticed the native player looks a little bit different from what you would find on librewolf and the Tor Browser which both are firefox based and the Tor Browser is also based on ESR same as icecat. This is something of interest since this native player also doesn't work without installing ffmpeg-full. I should mention that i also downloaded every ffmpeg-full dependency but i have kept ffmpeg itself from the official repos.