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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: default firefox version Reply with quote

Why is it that when I emerge Firefox, Aurora (Test version of FF ?) is emerged.
Furthermore why is version of Aurora is 17.x.x when FF is around 22 / 23
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You enabled the 'bindist' use flag which disables the Firefox branding. firefox-17.0.7 is the most recent stable version for amd64 and x86. If you want a more resent version you need to use the testing version.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Furthermore why is version of Aurora is 17.x.x when FF is around 22 / 23

17 - is the current ESR relase http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/
Basically it means that you've got all the security patches from the latest Firefox, but no new security holes from the features introduced in post esr releases.
For example Tor Browser Bundle is based on Firefox 17 esr.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like my security holes. firefox 23 is the default on my system.

i did it by
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echo "www-client/firefox-bin" >> /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords
emerge -av firefox-bin


and mozilla tells me good job on downloading or compiling the latest firefox. and then half my plugins are broke. :D

i have x on my server, its a home server, not like a battle hardened data center virtual machine image.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys gonna try enabling not-so-safe build and use it, not that version 17 is blocking anything for me (apart from collusion)
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