Install Firefox

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Thu May 30 10:22:11 EDT 2013

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:50 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at> wrote:
>> Firefox and xulrunner 17 are the late known good (and matching) builds
>> for Fedora 17, you need the major versions to be matching (so
>> 12/13/17) but if you were pulling in all the latest stable updates
>> into the build you would have matching ones AFAICT from koji so
>> there's some other issue.
> Ah yes, you are right, the latest available versions on koji are
> matching (v17) and built OK. I didn't spot them in the mass of failed
> builds. So the Fedora situation is OK.
>> I'm not sure what the following lines translate to but you should
>> never use the koji repositories as repos as they contain all sorts of
>> randomly tagged bits that the release repos don't.
>> olpc_frozen_1=0,koji.dist-f17-armv7hl
>> olpc_frozen_2=0,koji.dist-f17-armv7hl-updates-12.1.0
> Don't worry, these are not the koji repos you are thinking of. They
> are OLPC's frozen versions of fedora repos from the release's freeze
> date and are not directly from koji - really we should change the
> naming scheme.
> And this is the cause of the problem - upon release freeze date, the
> firefox/xulrunner situation was in inconsistent state; this problem
> has been frozen in our repos.
> Basanta, I would advise against adding the official fedora-updates
> repo into your build as has been suggested in this thread - while this
> will result in a well matched firefox/xulrunner combination, it will
> bring in a lot of untested package updates that were not part of the
> release and have probably not been tested on OLPC XO.
> Instead, create a local repo with these 2 packages and add it to your
> build config:

It will need newer nss*/nspr builds too.


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