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Arrow Firefox on NetBSD?

Hi everyone,

Nightly on NetBSD crashes very often. Is there a binary package of Firefox stable or Firefox ESR on NetBSD yet?
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From http://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/pac...amd64/8.1/All/

Here is what is currently available:

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firefox-69.0.1.tgz 11-Oct-2019 14:02 39430kB
firefox-l10n-69.0.1.tgz 12-Oct-2019 16:27 39272kB
firefox52-52.9.0nb19.tgz 22-Oct-2019 03:25 33301kB
firefox52-l10n-52.9.0.tgz 13-Jul-2019 06:40 11088kB
firefox60-60.7.2nb3.tgz 21-Oct-2019 09:58 35264kB
firefox60-l10n-60.7.2.tgz 13-Jul-2019 06:27 41275kB
firefox68-68.1.0.tgz 24-Oct-2019 09:12 38991kB
firefox68-l10n-68.1.0.tgz
The issue has been devel/rust which is only building on NetBSD 8.*. Firefox52/Seamonkey are likely to be more stable but are no longer getting upstream security support. Firefox 68 is closest to the latest 68.2.0 release

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/
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Indeed, firefox68, firefox60 and firefox52 are all Nightly. I wonder why they chose unstable versions to port to the pkgsrc.
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I wonder why they chose unstable versions to port to the pkgsrc.
Actually it is the stable code base. A project used to need Mozilla's blessing to use a Mozilla trademark.
NetBSD pkgsrc still reflects a lack of the Mozilla Foundations blessing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozill...nded_by_Debian

If you are willing to grind out your own Firefox via pkgsrc, you can opt for Official Branding although the license terms say it is for personal use only and not to be redistributed.

If your are going to try to build anything greater than firefox52, the rust package is a dependency. devel/rust is a long compile that only succeeds in NetBSD 8.* in the x86_64 port.

You've been posting alot of NetBSD issues which are known problems that few have answers for. My advice is that NetBSD is for those who are looking to test their troubleshooting skills.

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