Package Details: palemoon-bin 28.0.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: palemoon-bin
Description: Open source web browser based on Firefox focusing on efficiency.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: browser goanna web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: palemoon
Provides: palemoon=28.0.0
Submitter: sumt
Maintainer: oberon2007 (WorMzy)
Last Packager: WorMzy
Votes: 169
Popularity: 0.798210
First Submitted: 2014-06-03 14:55
Last Updated: 2018-08-16 20:00

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oberon2007 commented on 2018-07-12 14:50

bumped pkgrel for clarity. 27.9.3-4 should definitely be fine.

oberon2007 commented on 2018-07-12 14:48

@keepitsimpleengr the error has already been fixed. Seems you downloaded right during the 30 minutes where the issue was present... ;) Please just reinstall.

keepitsimpleengr commented on 2018-07-12 14:18

After installing 27.9.3-3, the executable file 'palemoon' is missing.

find / -name 'palemoon'

.. /usr/share/psd/browsers/palemoon /usr/lib/palemoon /usr/lib/palemoon/palemoon

oberon2007 commented on 2018-07-12 14:15

Oops. Fixed.

qwer1234 commented on 2018-07-12 14:07

Fix the package. It doesn't start. Because of the following commented line: ln -s ../lib/palemoon/palemoon "$pkgdir/usr/bin/palemoon

KlipperKyle commented on 2018-07-12 00:56


Will you please remove line 54 in the revised PKGBUILD? The Pale Moon developers would like it removed.

KlipperKyle commented on 2018-07-08 20:08

Another Pale Moon guy here..

Thanks for fixing the dictionary/hyphenation discrepancy.

For troubleshooting purposes, we would prefer that the palemoon and palemoon-bin binaries are left intact. The goal is to keep the repackage as pristine as possible.

Long story short: someone using this repackage script came into our IRC channel with a segfault. We pointed him to our official build, and it worked. So we took a look at this PKGBUILD and found the dictionary and symlink issues.

Our goal is to avoid these kinds of issues by asking repackages of our binary builds to remain pristine as possible.

Plus, the binaries are only 257K because most of the guts are in And this should be compressed to the point of deduplication by the xz algorithm.

kerframil commented on 2018-07-08 14:30

@oberon2007: It's probably because Section 3 requires that the binaries be "completely unaltered". Line #54 of the revised PKGBUILD replaces the distributed palemoon binary with a symlink to palemoon-bin.

By contrast, the symlink created by line #39 is fine, because it does not modify or alter any of the files provided by the tarball, nor is the link situated within - or beneath - the base directory of the binary distribution.

Additionally, both hunspell and hyphen can be removed from optdepends at this point.

oberon2007 commented on 2018-07-07 23:07

Hi @mattatobin. Hm. I get it about removing the dictionaries, but what's the problem with symlinking the executable, please? I don't see what you mean in the license.

mattatobin commented on 2018-07-07 20:03

Here we go again..

Lines 52-55 and Line 59 is in direct violation of the Pale Moon Redistribution License Section 3.

Please remove those lines from your pkgbuild or remove the palemoon-bin repository.