[ubuntu-art] firefox-themes-ubuntu FTBFS - can anyone help ?
asac at jwsdot.com
Tue Oct 2 16:19:23 BST 2007
On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 03:15:24PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> My automated package tester reports at
> that firefox-themes-ubuntu does not build.
> This seems to be because the artwork processing it uses was written to
> assume the unpacked rather than packed arrangement of the firefox
> The relevant code was originally written by Frank Schoep; it is
> written in PHP. I wrapped it up in the Debian-style packaging but
> haven't dealt with the PHP code itself.
> (a) Is it intended that our firefox is now built with packed chrome ?
> The chrome packing setup seems intended for Windows where opening
> files is expensive and where there is no proper packaging system,
> and it doesn't seem to me that it's right for Ubuntu. I haven't
> done any tests but I would expect the performance of the unpacked
> chrome to be superior. Certainly the debuggability and general
> manageability is superior.
This is intended; I discussed this upstream and since we even had
regressions because of the flat chrome approach, I didn't really have
a strong point to diverge from upstream on this.
> (b) If we think this is wrong, can we sensibly change it in our
> firefox at this point in the release cycle ?
> (c) In the absence of a change to firefox, is anyone here able and
> willing to help fix this FTBFS bug by making the PHP extract the
> relevant archives ? I haven't looked at the relevant PHP code
> myself at all. If necessary I can probably fix it but my approach
> might well be suboptimal, given my lack of familiarity with PHP or
> the existing arrangements.
So the package uses PHP during build? wierd. CC'ed mozillateam mailing
list. Maybe there is someone with PHP skills who can help out here?
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