[CentOS] C5: The Firefox ESR 45.1.0 Nighmare

Fri Apr 29 03:20:19 UTC 2016
Always Learning <centos at u64.u22.net>

On Thu, 2016-04-28 at 22:27 -0400, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 02:23:32AM +0100, Always Learning wrote:
> > Centos replaced well-running customise Firefox with version ESR 45.1.0
> Errr... you mean Red Hat released a security update (see
> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0695.html), and CentOS
> rebuilt and released it.
> What, exactly, would you like the CentOS maintainers to do
> differently?  Are you volunteering your time to help?

I would really like to help but I lack the time with many many demands
on time I don't have.  

Centos might form a special interests group specifically for the
existing Firefox ESR browser. Another poster recently stated Mozilla was
dropping ESR versions which is likely to jeopardise browser stability. 

Ultimately it would be nice for a Firefox folk removing privacy
breeches, phoning home, allowing web sites to secretly store data
(despite options turned-off) and removal of lots of crap unnecessary for
the vast majority of Enterprise users. It could eliminate the constant
changes - often apparently just to amuse Firefox developers - which
users seem to hate.

When using the yum GUI update notification service, no reasons for
updates are visible.

No good issuing a security improvement when, as Johnny replied in
another posting,

	" With respect to CentOS-5, it seems this patch was not
	 migrated to the 45.0.1 install:


	from this bugzilla:

	https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1221368 "

essential parts were omitted. Perhaps Up-Stream were pre-occupied with
another fundamental change to the product we know and love ? (well, not
C7 yet)

I use Firefox extensively for a multitude of tasks.


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