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    Default Autoconf 2.63 breaks Firefox 3.5rc compile

    Hey everybody, I thought I'd try to compile the new Firefox 3.5 rc candidate but they require autoconf-2.13 and the 2.63 version that comes with Suse 11.1 is totally incompatible and the developers tell me it's unsupported.

    BTW I also got 3.0.12pre and that compiled fine. Rock solid, no 64 bit libflash crashes on certain pages like before.

    Is there a repo of older packages somewhere? I have the 4 everyone says to have, packman, oss, non-oss, and update.

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    Default Re: Autoconf 2.63 breaks Firefox 3.5rc compile

    mozilla:beta has a Firefox snapshot from yesterday, that should be recent enough for everybody.

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    Default Re: Autoconf 2.63 breaks Firefox 3.5rc compile

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDwarf View Post
    mozilla:beta has a Firefox snapshot from yesterday, that should be recent enough for everybody.
    Maybe so, but what if I'm a developer and need to compile to check my changes? The issue is autoconf-2.63. The m4 files are completely different, they don't even have the same names.

    So I'll ask again...is there a repo with autoconf-2.13 for Suse 11.1-64 bit somewhere?

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    Default Re: Autoconf 2.63 breaks Firefox 3.5rc compile

    Quote Originally Posted by dartefi View Post
    Maybe so, but what if I'm a developer and need to compile to check my changes? The issue is autoconf-2.63. The m4 files are completely different, they don't even have the same names.
    If so one would argue that the easiest way to test your patches would be to submit them to the OBS and let it compile the patched version for you.

    But if you really want autoconf 2.13... it is available in the mozilla repo.
    Code:
    $ webpin autoconf
       20 results (5 packages) found for "autoconf" in openSUSE_111
    * autoconf: A GNU Tool for Automatically Configuring Source Code
       - 2.63 [suse-oss | windows:/mingw | Application:/Geo | home:/nadvornik:/my_packages | home:/fstrba:/CrossMingw:/test]
       - 2.60 [Printing]
       - 2.61 [home:/vitsoft:/asterisk-zaptel | home:/vitsoft]
    * autoconf-el: Emacs mode for editing GNU Autoconf scripts
       - 2.63 [suse-oss]
    * autoconf213: A GNU Tool for Automatically Configuring Source Code
       - 2.13 [Moblin:/UI | home:/hfiguiere | home:/dragonagat | mozilla | home:/maw | home:/anshuljain]
    * cups-autoconfig: A Utility to Auto-configure Printers
       - 0.1.0 [suse-oss]
    * sane-backends-autoconfig: USB Scanner Autoconfiguration
       - 1.0.19 [suse-oss | home:/DocB]
       - 1.0.20 [home:/arakeis]

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    Default Re: Autoconf 2.63 breaks Firefox 3.5rc compile

    Thank you...I guess the smart thing to do would be to fix 3.5rcX. No doubt autoconf 2.13 is gonna want to change a bunch of stuff because of dependencies.

    I've only been using Suse for a few days so I'll have to learn about OBS first. Then I'll have to decipher the 3.5 code..oy vey..any real Suse developers care to take a stab at this?

    Webpin...cool...installed now :=)

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    Smile Re: Autoconf 2.63 breaks Firefox 3.5rc compile

    Got it Wow that was a pain, but so much fun. It's compiling now, lets see if my ugly hacks work...

    Got some other things to attend to now. Will attempt to get a patch or something out later if the compile works.

    Basically it was just syntax in the mozilla m4 files and some in configure. Some files I just copied over and replaced from the 3.0.12pre that compiles just fine.

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