Software Compilation Request: Mozilla Firefox ESR 24 & 31

Ibraheem Saleh testers1717 at
Fri Mar 6 19:01:03 CET 2015

I'm the 3rd person who has been assigned this project.

I believe one of the first 2 tried that and the response they received was
that Oracle wouldn't even admit that they had a Beijing office. It won't
hurt to try and reach out to them again, I'll send some emails right now :)

Anyways... Opencsw builders have built programs for Solaris, specifically
Firefox dependencies, that I have not been able to get working myself. If
anybody can do it, I believe you guys can. Please try :)

If you get it working, maybe I can ask my boss to purchase the instructions
for how you compiled it from you. It would be much cheaper than having me
waste my time on it and fail!


On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:47 AM, Chris Ridd <chrisridd at> wrote:

> > 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.
> Chris
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