[CentOS] rebuilding firefox-2.0.0.16 from fc8

Mark Pryor tlviewer at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 29 05:17:15 UTC 2008


hello,

I started with
ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/8/SRPMS/firefox-2.0.0.16-1.fc8.src.rpm

with the hope of rebuilding it for el5/centos.

All of the dependencies were available (mostly from rpmforge) except one: something called system-bookmarks. I elected to comment out this from the spec, firefox.spec

I did the extracts with CPIO
rpm2cpio firefox-xxx.src.rpm | cpio -i firefox.spec
then i extracted everything else and copied it to my buildroot
~/redhat/SOURCES

then the moment of truth. I didn't see another way except to rebuild all so I did
>rpmbuild -ba --sign ~/SPECS/firefox.spec

while the above worked, it took long enough that I was able to go to dinner and have a beer before it finished. On top of that, thermal alarms went off as the CPU/PWM reached 57C/67C.

a new RPM, and src.RPM were written to the BR and the RPM (i386) works fine.

Was it necessary to do the complete build (-ba) since I only eliminated a single build-requires value?

-- 
Mark



      



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