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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Why do I get Aurora when emerging Firefox? Reply with quote

I have emerged Firefox. But my application is named Aurora. Why is that?
Aurora seems to be a beta version of Firefox. I have no entires in /etc/portage/package.unmask or
/etc/portage/package.accept_keywords that would allow an unstable version of Firefox

# emerge --search firefox
Searching...
[ Results for search key : firefox ]
[ Applications found : 2 ]

* www-client/firefox
Latest version available: 31.3.0
Latest version installed: 31.3.0
Size of files: 144,558 KiB
Homepage: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox
Description: Firefox Web Browser
License: MPL-2.0 GPL-2 LGPL-2.1
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philip,

Do you have the bindist USE flag set?
The builds using the Firefox name may not legally be distributed - even on your own LAN.

The bindist USE flag builds firefox in a way that makes it legal to distribute the binary. That includes changing the name.
e.g. Debian has iceweasel but its still Firefox.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,

I guess that implies I should use www-client/firefox-bin (with the bindist flag set) , not www-client/firefox?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philip,

The bin is built for you. If it uses firefox branding, it will be built by Mozilla.
If you want the firefox branding and to build it yourself, set USE=-bindist
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thansk NeddySeagoon,

I got it
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