[CentOS] firefox 18

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Fri Jan 25 14:03:17 UTC 2013

fred smith wrote:
> the build process explicitly checks for python 2.7 or greater, so how
> does 2.6 succeed?
> from the mach build tool:
> 	#!/usr/bin/env python
> 	# This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
> 	# License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
> 	# file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/.
> 	from __future__ import print_function, unicode_literals
> 	import os
> 	import platform
> 	import sys
> 	# Ensure we are running Python 2.7+. We put this check here so we generate a
> 	# user-friendly error message rather than a cryptic stack trace on module
> 	# import.
> 	if sys.version_info[0] == 2 and sys.version_info[1] < 7:
> 	    print('Python 2.7 or above is required to run mach.')
> 	    print('You are running', platform.python_version())
> 	    sys.exit(1)

Are you sure that is used?

As a test, I did a fresh install of CentOS 5 i386, installed 
epel-release and rpmforge-release from 

Then did:

yum groupinstall development-tools development-libs 
x-software-development gnome-software-development

yum install gcc44 gcc44-c++ python26 yasm-devel

Unpacked the firefox 18.0.1 source code, created the mozconfig file and 
ran 'make -f client.mk'

And it built fine ...

James Pearson

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