32-bit Firefox (Re: How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have towait?)
kilzzz at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 12 13:05:45 BST 2006
>From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com>
>To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
>Subject: Re: 32-bit Firefox (Re: How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have
>Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 18:17:06 -0700
>On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 09:12:21AM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 10:10:27AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > > * Matt Zimmerman
> > >
> > > | The latter would be preferable, as it avoids duplicating the source
> > > | automatically stays up to date as the package changes. The bi-arch
> > > | in our compiler should make it possible to build both 64-bit and
> > > | binaries during the same build, if the necessary development
> > > | arranged.
> > >
> > > This is the big problem -- firefox build-depends on a bunch of
> > > libraries like libxt-dev and libx11-dev which would require those to
> > > exist in a 32-bit build for amd64. Similarly, we would need a build
> > > of gtk, orbit, freetype, cairo. At some point, you're really running
> > > half your desktop in 32 bit mode. To be honest -- I don't see the
> > > point, it's not worth the maintenance for the distro team and I would
> > > rather see the effort being used for proper multiarch.
> > Aren't most of those libraries available as 32-bit for openoffice?
>I suppose the -dev packages aren't. The howto that I think "Kilz" is
>referring to is:
>and while some of its advice is questionable, it seems to imply that all of
>the runtime support is already available in 32-bit form, though I haven't
>confirmed this. If so, it should be possible to do an ia32-libs-style
> - mdz
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>ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
That is my howto. But the deb file I have isnt a source package. Its binary.
It just puts an already compiled firefox in place plus a few other things
like libprangohack that was taken out of the ia32-gtk for Dapper but existed
in Breezy. You might want to extract it to see exactly what it adds. The
only thing I couldnt figure out is how to add the icons on the buttons for
the "save link as" box. They show up as an X, so I know something is
missing, just not what. Everything else works
Sorry forgot to reply to all.
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