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deltamalloc
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 2:53 pm    Post subject: firefox lower version than firefox-bin? Reply with quote

Why does the latest stable version of www-client/firefox have a lower version than www-client/firefox-bin? As of right now the former has 38.7.0 and the latter 38.8.0.

There are security patches that are missing from www-client/firefox, so this seems like it might be a big deal.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: firefox lower version than firefox-bin? Reply with quote

deltamalloc wrote:
Why does the latest stable version of www-client/firefox have a lower version than www-client/firefox-bin? As of right now the former has 38.7.0 and the latter 38.8.0.

deltamalloc ... because of the stabilisation process, see: here.

deltamalloc wrote:
There are security patches that are missing from www-client/firefox, so this seems like it might be a big deal.

That is what that particular bug is addressing.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: firefox lower version than firefox-bin? Reply with quote

khayyam wrote:
deltamalloc wrote:
Why does the latest stable version of www-client/firefox have a lower version than www-client/firefox-bin? As of right now the former has 38.7.0 and the latter 38.8.0.

deltamalloc ... because of the stabilisation process, see: here.

deltamalloc wrote:
There are security patches that are missing from www-client/firefox, so this seems like it might be a big deal.

That is what that particular bug is addressing.

best ... khay


So in other words, what you're saying is to stay away from www-client/firefox and use www-client/firefox-bin.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: firefox lower version than firefox-bin? Reply with quote

deltamalloc wrote:
So in other words, what you're saying is to stay away from www-client/firefox and use www-client/firefox-bin.

deltamalloc ... no, what I'm saying is that the bug is being processed, *-bin packages tend to get stabilised quicker because there is less testing involved/required. I'd expect an updated package released within the next 24hrs.

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