Package Details: waterfox-bin G6.0.6-1

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Package Base: waterfox-bin
Description: Current/modern generation of customizable privacy-conscious web browser.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: firefox waterfox-g6 webextension
Licenses: MPL
Provides: waterfox, waterfox-g
Submitter: hawkeye116477
Maintainer: hawkeye116477
Last Packager: hawkeye116477
Votes: 32
Popularity: 1.55
First Submitted: 2023-09-19 22:33 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-11-23 22:27 (UTC)

Dependencies (14)

Required by (2)

Sources (2)

Pinned Comments

hawkeye116477 commented on 2022-10-04 10:23 (UTC)

Attention: It requires SSE3!

There is also waterfox-g-kpe package with LTO+PGO and SSE2 support and langpacks on my repository on OBS.

Source files at:

Server =$arch

If you got 404, then temporarily try to replace with That should enforce direct download without mirror.

key=$(curl -fsSL$(uname -m)/home_hawkeye116477_waterfox_Arch.key)
fingerprint=$(gpg --quiet --with-colons --import-options show-only --import --fingerprint <<< "${key}" | awk -F: '$1 == "fpr" { print $10 }')

pacman-key --init
pacman-key --add - <<< "${key}"
pacman-key --lsign-key "${fingerprint}"

Latest Comments

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MarsSeed commented on 2023-10-14 06:44 (UTC) (edited on 2023-10-14 06:49 (UTC) by MarsSeed)

Please kindly remove provides=waterfox-g. It doesn't make sense to keep it after the recent name alignments throughout the AUR to name waterfox packages as waterfox, not waterfox-g.

Also AUR/waterfox doesn't provide it (and it shouldn't).

micwoj92 commented on 2023-09-26 21:06 (UTC)

pkgrel should be set to 1

aliu commented on 2023-09-02 14:08 (UTC)

@hawkeye116477 The current-bin package got instant orphaned by @MarsSeed in [PRQ#42365], that package got updated to G5, and the comment is no longer pinned. Should I file a merge request to merge both of these packages to "waterfox-bin"?

aliu commented on 2023-09-02 14:05 (UTC)

Since this has been unfrozen for no reason and sent to the G branch "supports XUL & XPCOM" is inaccurate.

hawkeye116477 commented on 2023-09-02 11:11 (UTC) (edited on 2023-09-02 11:14 (UTC) by hawkeye116477)

@aliu Earlier Current package weren't updated, first update came after 3 years. That Current was also intended for previous versions, read vcekron's and pinned comment.

aliu commented on 2023-09-01 18:51 (UTC)

Is there a reason pkgrel remains 1?

aliu commented on 2023-09-01 18:48 (UTC)

Why should we use this package instead of waterfox-current-bin?

el.Quero commented on 2023-08-24 14:44 (UTC)

I just installed it and I noticed that in Gnome the icon is not associated to the window. I found that the "StartupWMClass" attribute value of the "waterfox-g.desktop" file is wrong, it should be "waterfox" instead of "Waterfox".

ireneuszi83 commented on 2022-12-02 18:27 (UTC) (edited on 2022-12-02 18:30 (UTC) by ireneuszi83)

# new version G5.1

pkgdesc="Fifth generation of customizable privacy-conscious web browser."
depends=('gtk3' 'gtk2' 'libxt' 'startup-notification' 'mime-types' 'dbus-glib' 'ffmpeg'
         'ttf-font' 'hicolor-icon-theme')
optdepends=('networkmanager: Location detection via available WiFi networks'
            'libnotify: Notification integration'
            'pulseaudio: Audio support'
            'alsa-lib: Audio support'
            'speech-dispatcher: Text-to-Speech'
            'hunspell-en_US: Spell checking, American English')


package() {
    # Create the necessary directories.
    install -d "${pkgdir}"/{usr/{bin,share/applications},opt}

    # Install the desktop files.
    install -m644 "${srcdir}"/waterfox-g5.desktop "${pkgdir}"/usr/share/applications/

    # Copy the extracted directory to /opt/.
    cp -r waterfox "${pkgdir}"/opt/waterfox-g5

    # Install icons
    for i in 16 32 48 64 128; do
        install -d "$pkgdir/usr/share/icons/hicolor/${i}x${i}/apps"
        ln -Ts /opt/waterfox-g5/browser/chrome/icons/default/default$i.png \

    # Add additional useful settings
    install -Dm644 /dev/stdin "$pkgdir/opt/waterfox-g5/browser/defaults/preferences/vendor.js" <<END
// Disable default browser checking
pref("", false);

// Use LANG environment variable to choose locale
pref("intl.locale.requested", "");

// Automatic installation of updates won't work on root, so disable this
pref("", false);

// Use system-provided dictionaries
pref("spellchecker.dictionary_path", "/usr/share/hunspell");

# Disable automatic updates and update notifications and allow only for manual update checking
    install -Dm644 /dev/stdin "$pkgdir/opt/waterfox-g5/distribution/policies.json" <<END
    "policies": {
        "AppAutoUpdate": false,
        "ManualAppUpdateOnly": true

    # Symlink the binary to /usr/bin/.
    ln -s /opt/waterfox-g5/waterfox "${pkgdir}"/usr/bin/waterfox

sha256sums=( '9a212c170a9d1841d4679ad31e1a3ac3d282f460806216653ef76884228277c6'

LeoMeinel commented on 2022-11-04 19:58 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-20 19:31 (UTC) by LeoMeinel)

@hawkeye116477 Thanks for packaging this for everybody, I really like how it worked flawlessly so far.

I however have an issue with my icon in KDE. If I pin waterfox to my bar (Icons-only Task Manager) I don't have an icon until I start the application.

icon shown when started:

unknown icon when not started:

I am using but even with Adwaita/Breeze I have the same problem.

It seems like the issue is resolved after the last update! Thanks a lot @hawkeye116477