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Remove unneeded sed in FireFox

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY firefox-download-http "&mozilla-http;/firefox/releases/&firefox-version;/source/firefox-&firefox-version;.source.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY firefox-download-ftp " ">
9 <!ENTITY firefox-md5sum "bf4643f9a95f13adf8336532490ea3d2">
10 <!ENTITY firefox-size "205 MB">
11 <!ENTITY firefox-buildsize "5.3 GB (111 MB installed)">
12 <!ENTITY firefox-time "17 SBU (with parallelism=4)">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="firefox" xreflabel="Firefox-&firefox-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="firefox.html" ?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>Firefox-&firefox-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="firefox">
26 <primary sortas="a-Firefox">Firefox</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to Firefox</title>
31
32 <para>
33 <application>Firefox</application> is a stand-alone browser based on the
34 <application>Mozilla</application> codebase.
35 </para>
36
37 &lfs80_checked;
38 &gcc7_checked;
39
40 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
41 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
42 <listitem>
43 <para>
44 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&firefox-download-http;"/>
45 </para>
46 </listitem>
47 <listitem>
48 <para>
49 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&firefox-download-ftp;"/>
50 </para>
51 </listitem>
52 <listitem>
53 <para>
54 Download MD5 sum: &firefox-md5sum;
55 </para>
56 </listitem>
57 <listitem>
58 <para>
59 Download size: &firefox-size;
60 </para>
61 </listitem>
62 <listitem>
63 <para>
64 Estimated disk space required: &firefox-buildsize;
65 </para>
66 </listitem>
67 <listitem>
68 <para>
69 Estimated build time: &firefox-time;
70 </para>
71 </listitem>
72 </itemizedlist>
73
74 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Additional Downloads</bridgehead>
75 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
76 <listitem>
77 <para>
78 Optional patch to allow system versions of <xref linkend="graphite2"/>
79 and <xref linkend="harfbuzz"/> - this should be regarded as experimental
80 <ulink url="&patch-root;/firefox-&firefox-version;-system_graphite2_harfbuzz-1.patch"/>
81 </para>
82 </listitem>
83 </itemizedlist>
84
85 <note>
86 <para>
87 The tarball <emphasis>firefox-&firefox-version;.source.tar.xz</emphasis>
88 will untar to <emphasis>firefox-&firefox-version;</emphasis> directory.
89 It will also reset the permissions of the current directory to 0755 if you
90 have permisison to do that. If you do this in a directory where
91 the sticky bit is set, such
92 as <filename class="directory">/tmp</filename> it will end with error
93 messages:
94 </para>
95
96<literallayout>tar: .: Cannot utime: Operation not permitted
97tar: .: Cannot change mode to rwxr-xr-t: Operation not permitted
98tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
99</literallayout>
100
101 <para>
102 This does finish with non-zero status, but it does
103 <emphasis>NOT</emphasis> mean there is a real problem.
104 Do not untar as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user
105 in a directory where the sticky bit is set - that will unset it.
106 </para>
107 </note>
108
109 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Firefox Dependencies</bridgehead>
110
111 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
112 <para role="required">
113 <xref linkend="autoconf213"/>,
114 <xref linkend="cargo"/>,
115 both <xref linkend="gtk3"/> and
116 <xref linkend="gtk2"/>,
117 <xref linkend="nss"/>,
118 <xref linkend="pulseaudio"/>
119 (or
120 <xref linkend="alsa-lib"/> if you edit the mozconfig;
121 now deprecated by mozilla),
122 <xref linkend="unzip"/>,
123 <xref linkend="yasm"/>, and
124 <xref linkend="zip"/>
125 </para>
126
127 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
128 <para role="recommended">
129 <xref linkend="icu"/>,
130 <xref linkend="libevent"/>,
131 <xref linkend="libvpx"/>, and
132 <xref linkend="sqlite"/>
133 </para>
134
135 <note>
136 <para>
137 If you don't install recommended dependencies, then internal copies of
138 those packages will be used. They might be tested to work, but they can
139 be out of date or contain security holes.
140 </para>
141 </note>
142
143 <note>
144 <para>
145 With <application>Firefox-31.0</application> and later versions, you
146 must have installed <application>Openssl</application> before
147 <application>Python 2</application> or the build system will quickly
148 fail with output including "ImportError: cannot import name
149 HTTPSHandler". If you are in any doubt about this (e.g. upgrading from
150 an older version of Firefox), check if
151 <filename>/usr/lib/python&python2-majorver;/lib-dynload/_ssl.so</filename>
152 exists. If it does not, reinstall <xref linkend="python2"/> (after
153 installing <xref linkend="openssl"/>). The latest version of any
154 <emphasis>currently maintained</emphasis> version of Openssl should be
155 satisfactory if already installed.
156 </para>
157 </note>
158
159 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
160 <para role="optional">
161 <xref linkend="curl"/>,
162 <xref linkend="dbus-glib"/>,
163 <xref linkend="doxygen"/>,
164 <xref linkend="GConf"/>,
165 <xref linkend="ffmpeg"/> (runtime),
166 <xref linkend="libwebp"/>,
167 <xref linkend="openjdk"/>,
168 <xref linkend="startup-notification"/>,
169 <xref linkend="valgrind"/>,
170 <xref linkend="wget"/>,
171 <xref linkend="wireless_tools"/>,
172 <ulink url="https://hunspell.github.io/">Hunspell</ulink>,
173 <phrase revision="sysv"><ulink url="http://sourceforge.net/projects/liboauth/files/">liboauth</ulink></phrase>
174 <phrase revision="systemd"><xref linkend="liboauth"/></phrase>,
175 <ulink url="https://github.com/libproxy/libproxy">libproxy</ulink>,
176 and (with the patch)
177 <xref linkend="graphite2"/> and
178 <xref linkend="harfbuzz"/>
179 </para>
180
181 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
182 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/firefox"/>
183 </para>
184 </sect2>
185
186 <sect2 role="installation">
187 <title>Installation of Firefox</title>
188
189 <para>
190 The configuration of <application>Firefox</application> is accomplished
191 by creating a <filename>mozconfig</filename> file containing the desired
192 configuration options. A default <filename>mozconfig</filename> is
193 created below. To see the entire list of available configuration options
194 (and an abbreviated description of each one), issue <command>./configure
195 --help</command>. You may also wish to review the entire file and
196 uncomment any other desired options. Create the file by issuing the
197 following command:
198 </para>
199
200<screen><userinput>cat &gt; mozconfig &lt;&lt; "EOF"
201<literal># If you have a multicore machine, all cores will be used by default.
202# If desired, you can reduce the number of cores used, e.g. to 1, by
203# uncommenting the next line and setting a valid number of CPU cores.
204#mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS="-j1"
205
206# If you have installed dbus-glib, comment out this line:
207ac_add_options --disable-dbus
208
209# If you have installed dbus-glib, and you have installed (or will install)
210# wireless-tools, and you wish to use geolocation web services, comment out
211# this line
212ac_add_options --disable-necko-wifi
213
214# Uncomment these lines if you have installed optional dependencies:
215#ac_add_options --enable-system-hunspell
216#ac_add_options --enable-startup-notification
217
218# Uncomment the following option if you have not installed PulseAudio
219#ac_add_options --disable-pulseaudio
220# and uncomment this if you installed alsa-lib instead of PulseAudio
221#ac_add_options --enable-alsa
222
223# If you have installed GConf, comment out this line
224ac_add_options --disable-gconf
225
226# Comment out following options if you have not installed
227# recommended dependencies:
228ac_add_options --enable-system-sqlite
229ac_add_options --with-system-libevent
230ac_add_options --with-system-libvpx
231ac_add_options --with-system-nspr
232ac_add_options --with-system-nss
233ac_add_options --with-system-icu
234
235# If you are going to apply the patch for system graphite
236# and system harfbuzz, uncomment these lines:
237#ac_add_options --with-system-graphite2
238#ac_add_options --with-system-harfbuzz
239
240# Stripping is now enabled by default.
241# Uncomment these lines if you need to run a debugger:
242#ac_add_options --disable-strip
243#ac_add_options --disable-install-strip
244
245# The BLFS editors recommend not changing anything below this line:
246ac_add_options --prefix=/usr
247ac_add_options --enable-application=browser
248
249ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter
250ac_add_options --disable-updater
251ac_add_options --disable-tests
252
253# Full optimization is broken with gcc7
254ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2"
255
256ac_add_options --enable-gio
257ac_add_options --enable-official-branding
258ac_add_options --enable-safe-browsing
259ac_add_options --enable-url-classifier
260
261# From firefox-40, using system cairo causes firefox to crash
262# frequently when it is doing background rendering in a tab.
263#ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
264ac_add_options --enable-system-ffi
265ac_add_options --enable-system-pixman
266
267ac_add_options --with-pthreads
268
269ac_add_options --with-system-bz2
270ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
271ac_add_options --with-system-png
272ac_add_options --with-system-zlib
273
274mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/firefox-build-dir</literal>
275EOF</userinput></screen>
276
277 <para>
278 Compile <application>Firefox</application> by issuing the following
279 commands:
280 </para>
281
282 <para>
283 If you have installed system versions of graphite2 and harfbuzz and wish
284 firefox to use those instead of its shipped versions, apply the patch and
285 uncomment the appropriate entries in the <filename>mozconfig</filename>
286 file. This also ensures that the system versions linked by
287 <filename>libmozgtk.so</filename> match those used in
288 <filename>libxul.so</filename>:
289 </para>
290
291<screen><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../firefox-&firefox-version;-system_graphite2_harfbuzz-1.patch</userinput></screen>
292
293 <note><para>
294 If you are compiling <application>Firefox</application> in chroot, make
295 sure you have <envar>$SHELL</envar> environment variable set or prepend
296 <envar>SHELL=/bin/sh</envar>.
297 </para></note>
298
299<screen><userinput>make -f client.mk</userinput></screen>
300
301 <para>
302 This package does not come with a test suite.
303 </para>
304
305 <para>
306 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
307 </para>
308
309<screen role="root"><userinput>make -f client.mk install INSTALL_SDK= &amp;&amp;
310chown -R 0:0 /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version; &amp;&amp;
311
312mkdir -pv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins &amp;&amp;
313ln -sfv ../../mozilla/plugins /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version;/browser</userinput></screen>
314<!--
315 <para>
316 Set environment variables back to their values:
317 </para>
318
319<screen><userinput>export CFLAGS=$CFLAGS_HOLD &amp;&amp;
320export CXXFLAGS=$CXXFLAGS_HOLD &amp;&amp;
321unset CFLAGS_HOLD CXXFLAGS_HOLD</userinput></screen>
322-->
323
324 </sect2>
325
326 <sect2 role="commands">
327 <title>Command Explanations</title>
328
329 <para>
330 <command>make -f client.mk ...</command>: Mozilla products are packaged to
331 allow the use of a configuration file which can be used to pass the
332 configuration settings to the <command>configure</command> command.
333 <command>make</command> uses the <filename>client.mk</filename> file to
334 get initial configuration and setup parameters.
335 </para>
336
337 <para>
338 <command>mkdir -p /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins</command>: This checks
339 that <filename class="directory">/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins</filename>
340 exists.
341 </para>
342
343 <para>
344 <command>ln -sv ... /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version;/browser</command>:
345 This command creates a symbolic link to <filename
346 class="directory">/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins</filename>. It's not really
347 needed, as <application>Firefox</application> checks <filename
348 class="directory">/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins</filename> by default, but the
349 symbolic link is made to keep all the plugins installed in one folder.
350 </para>
351
352 </sect2>
353
354 <sect2 role="configuration">
355 <title>Configuring Firefox</title>
356
357 <para>
358 If you use a desktop environment like <application>Gnome</application> or
359 <application>KDE</application> you may like to create a
360 <filename>firefox.desktop</filename> file so that
361 <application>Firefox</application> appears in the panel's menus. If you
362 didn't enable startup-notification in your mozconfig change the
363 StartupNotify line to false. As the
364 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
365 </para>
366
367<screen role="root"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/applications &amp;&amp;
368mkdir -pv /usr/share/pixmaps &amp;&amp;
369
370cat &gt; /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop &lt;&lt; "EOF" &amp;&amp;
371<literal>[Desktop Entry]
372Encoding=UTF-8
373Name=Firefox Web Browser
374Comment=Browse the World Wide Web
375GenericName=Web Browser
376Exec=firefox %u
377Terminal=false
378Type=Application
379Icon=firefox
380Categories=GNOME;GTK;Network;WebBrowser;
381MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
382StartupNotify=true</literal>
383EOF
384
385ln -sfv /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version;/browser/icons/mozicon128.png \
386 /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png</userinput></screen>
387
388 </sect2>
389
390 <sect2 role="content">
391 <title>Contents</title>
392
393 <segmentedlist>
394 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
395 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
396 <segtitle>Installed Directory</segtitle>
397
398 <seglistitem>
399 <seg>
400 firefox
401 </seg>
402 <seg>
403 Numerous libraries, browser components, plugins, extensions, and
404 helper modules installed in /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version;
405 </seg>
406 <seg>
407 /usr/lib/firefox-&firefox-version; and /usr/lib/mozilla
408 </seg>
409 </seglistitem>
410 </segmentedlist>
411
412 <variablelist>
413 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
414 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
415 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
416
417 <varlistentry id="firefox-prog">
418 <term><command>firefox</command></term>
419 <listitem>
420 <para>
421 is a <application>GTK+-3</application> internet browser that uses
422 the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine.
423 </para>
424 <indexterm zone="firefox firefox-prog">
425 <primary sortas="b-firefox">firefox</primary>
426 </indexterm>
427 </listitem>
428 </varlistentry>
429
430 </variablelist>
431
432 </sect2>
433
434</sect1>
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