Software Compilation Request: Mozilla Firefox ESR 24 & 31

Chris Ridd chrisridd at
Fri Mar 6 18:47:56 CET 2015

> On 6 Mar 2015, at 17:39, Ibraheem Saleh <testers1717 at> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> There is a security scare at work where they don't trust precompiled packages which don't have the source used to compile them.
> Do you know if there is anyway to know who compiled those "Contrib" packages? I believe somebody was looking at it earlier and noticed that they were compiled in China, which US government agencies aren't allowed to have dealings with :( ...

They were built in Sun's Beijing offices by Sun employees.

Why don't you ask Oracle for the sources to what they ship?

An alternative idea might be to look into the work porting Chrome (Chromium?) to Solaris. Phil Brown restarted it last year, I believe.


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