[Slackbuilds-users] ESR Firefox & Thunderbird on SBo.org?

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 07:28:50 UTC 2012

On 11/27/2012 11:05 PM, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> Yesterday I've started a poll on LQ.org about including ESR versions 
> of Firefox and Thunderbird in Slackware. Someone suggested to contact 
> SBo.org for eventual SlackBuilds for these two. I know it's SBo's 
> policy not to include scripts that replace official Slackware 
> packages. Maybe these two can figure as an exception? According to the 
> poll, these two packages would be quite popular.
> If there's a chance to include these in SBo.org, one addition that 
> would be really helpful would be corresponding localization packages.
> A few remarks.
> 1) Eating my own dog food here, been using ESR versions since 13.37. 
> Here are the SlackBuilds :
> http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/14.0/source/
> Take a peek at the mozilla-* directories
> 2) I know these scripts are not conforming to SBo's standards (no 
> .info file, downloading is automatic, ...) but that could eventually 
> be done.
> 3) So far I've installed ESR versions on a few dozen client desktops, 
> and they work very nicely.
> Cheers,
> Niki
No idea how I missed the poll.....no doubt I was on some LQ rant ;-)

This may be worth serious consideration. Making ESR releases easiliy 
availablewill search to stabiliize Slackware desktops in a corporate 

 From personal experience, I have had issues with both my internal 
company sites insidea VPN, and bank/credit card sites because the FF I 
am running is "too new."  Spoofing the uersagent get tedious.  And for 
the company I work for I had to *shudder* downgrade to WinXP/IE6 to 
access internal sites.  ack.

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