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Introduction to Firefox

Firefox is a stand-alone browser based on the Mozilla codebase.

Project Homepage: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/


Dependencies

Required

Recommended

  • NSS (on ppc, a separate nss is essential, the version shipped in firefox-3.0 does not build for this architecture)
  • Curl (Required for Crash Reporter)
  • XULRunner

Optional

Creating a .mozconfig

The .mozconfig file contains the options that will be used to build firefox.

The first line includes the default configuration for compiling and the second line determines where the build objects are going to reside.

Having --with-system-nss and --with-system-nspr does not mean you *HAVE* to have a system installed version of nss and nspr. It makes the build system prefer to use the system installed version of nss and nspr over the internal version.

--enable-canvas enables support for the <canvas></canvas> tag.

--enable-svg enables support for rendering svg files.

--disable-tests prevents test programs from being built which saves a lot of disk space and time.

--disable-installer prevents the installer from being built. --enable-official-branding causes the installed binaries to have the official Firefox name embedded in them. Due to license restrictions, you may not distribute binaries created using this option.

cat > .mozconfig << "EOF"
. $topsrcdir/browser/config/mozconfig
mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/obj-@CONFIG_GUESS@

ac_add_options --prefix=/opt/firefox-3.5.7

ac_cv_visibility_pragma=no

ac_add_options --with-nspr-prefix=/usr
ac_add_options --with-nss-prefix=/usr
ac_add_options --with-system-nspr
ac_add_options --with-system-nss
ac_add_options --with-system-bz2
ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
ac_add_options --with-system-png
ac_add_options --with-system-zlib

ac_add_options --disable-debug
ac_add_options --disable-installer
ac_add_options --disable-xprint
ac_add_options --disable-tests

ac_add_options --enable-canvas
ac_add_options --enable-default-toolkit=cairo-gtk2
ac_add_options --enable-safe-browsing
ac_add_options --enable-svg
ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
ac_add_options --enable-system-sqlite
EOF

If you have XULRunner installed and you want to use the system installed version, add the following:

cat >> .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --with-system-libxul --with-libxul-sdk=/opt/xulrunner-1.9.1.16/lib/xulrunner-devel-1.9.1.16
EOF

If you would like dual monitor support, append your your .mozconfig with the following:

cat >> .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --enable-xinerama
EOF

If you would like to render fonts with Pango, append your your .mozconfig with the following. This can significantly slow font rendering.

cat >> .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --enable-pango
EOF

If you do not have JDK installed then add the following to your .mozconfig:

cat >> .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --disable-javaxpcom
EOF

Non-Multilib

Compile the package:

make -f client.mk build

Install the package:

make -f client.mk install

50-firefox.sh

If you're using the Bash Startup Files create an addition for firefox with the following commands, otherwise make sure the enviornment variables are set in your profile:

cat > /etc/profile.d/50-firefox.sh << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/profile.d/50-firefox.sh

export PATH="${PATH}:/opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin"

# End /etc/profile.d/50-firefox.sh
EOF

Multilib

The order that the builds are displayed on this page isn't neccesarily the order that you install them in. If you would like a 32bit browser but still require the 64bit libraries for other packages build the 32bit version last.

Remember, Use a clean source and build directory for each build, Firefox is no exception.

32Bit

Use the following command to append your .mozconfig with 32bit specific flags:

cat >> .mozconfig << EOF
export CC="gcc ${BUILD32}"
export CXX="g++ ${BUILD32}"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="${PKG_CONFIG_PATH32}"
export USE_ARCH=32
ac_add_options --host=$CLFS_TARGET32
ac_add_options --build=$CLFS_TARGET32
mk_add_options CONFIG_GUESS=$CLFS_TARGET32
EOF

Adjust some hardwired paths for arch-dependent config files:

sed -i 's/gre\.d/&-32/g' $(grep -lr 'gre\.d' *)

Compile the package:

make -f client.mk build

Install the package:

make -f client.mk install
mv -v /opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin/firefox{,-32}

N32

Use the following command to modify your .mozconfig with 32bit specific flags:

sed -i '/libxul-sdk=/s@/lib@&32@' .mozconfig
cat >> .mozconfig << EOF
ac_add_options --libdir=/opt/firefox-3.5.7/lib32
export CC="gcc ${BUILDN32}"
export CXX="g++ ${BUILDN32}"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="${PKG_CONFIG_PATHN32}"
export USE_ARCH=N32
EOF

Adjust some hardwired paths for arch-dependent config files:

sed -i 's/gre\.d/&-n32/g' $(grep -lr 'gre\.d' *)

Compile the package:

make -f client.mk build

Install the package:

make -f client.mk install
mv -v /opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin/firefox{,-n32}

64Bit

Use the following command to append your .mozconfig with 64bit specific flags:

sed -i '/libxul-sdk=/s@/lib@&64@' .mozconfig
cat >> .mozconfig << EOF
ac_add_options --libdir=/opt/firefox-3.5.7/lib64
export CC="gcc ${BUILD64}"
export CXX="g++ ${BUILD64}"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="${PKG_CONFIG_PATH64}"
export USE_ARCH=64
EOF
Caution.png

Note

With PPC64, CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS may need to contain -mminimal-toc to avoid automatic multiple TOCs.

Adjust some hardwired paths for arch-dependent config files:

sed -i 's/gre\.d/&-64/g' $(grep -lr 'gre\.d' *)

Compile the package:

make -f client.mk build

Install the package:

make -f client.mk install &&
mv -v /opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin/firefox{,-64}

Create a wrapper for firefox

The multiarch_wrapper program normally used does not work with firefox. Create a shell script to handle switching between firefox architectures:

cat >/opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin/firefox <<EOF
#!/bin/bash
# Simple shell script for multiarch wrapping
if [ "$USE_ARCH" = 32 -o "$BUILDENV" = 32 ]; then
  ${0}-32 "$@"
elif [ "$USE_ARCH" = n32 -o "$BUILDENV" = n32 ]; then
  ${0}-n32 "$@"
else
  ${0}-64 "$@"
fi
EOF
chmod -v 755 /opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin/firefox

50-firefox.sh

If you're using the Bash Startup Files create an addition for firefox with the following commands, otherwise make sure the enviornment variables are set in your profile:

cat > /etc/profile.d/50-firefox.sh << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/profile.d/50-firefox.sh

export PATH="${PATH}:/opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin"

# End /etc/profile.d/50-firefox.sh
EOF

Configuring

Creating the Desktop File

Since Firefox does not provide a desktop file by default below is an example one:

cat > /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop << "EOF"
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Mozilla Firefox Browser
Comment=Lightweight Browser Based on Mozilla
Exec=firefox %U
Icon=firefox.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
MimeType=x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;text/html;
Categories=Network;GNOME;GTK;WebBrowser;
EOF

Grab the Firefox pixmap from http://cross-lfs.org/~jciccone/firefox.png and put it in /usr/share/pixmaps. If you built both a 32-bit and 64-bit version of Firefox, you can grab unofficial Firefox pixmaps that will help you keep track of which one you're launching from http://cross-lfs.org/~arowland/wiki_files/firefox.png for 32-bit and http://cross-lfs.org/~arowland/wiki_files/firefox-64.png for the 64-bit version. These are useful for launchers on your panel.

Contents

Installed Directories: /opt/firefox-3.5.7/bin, /opt/firefox-3.5.7/include, /opt/firefox-3.5.7/lib, /opt/firefox-3.5.7/share
Installed Programs: firefox, firefox-config
Installed Libraries: libappcomps.so, libauth.so, libautoconfig.so, libbrowsercomps.so, libbrowserdirprovider.so, libcaps.so, libchrome.so, libcommandlines.so, libcomposer.so, libcookie.so, libdocshell.so, libeditor.so, libembedcomponents.so, libfileview.so, libgfx_gtk.so, libgfxps.so, libgklayout.so, libgkplugin.so, libhtmlpars.so, libi18n.so, libimgicon.so, libimglib2.so, libjar50.so, libjsd.so, libmork.so, libmozfind.so, libmozgnome.so, libmozldap.so, libmyspell.so, libnecko.so, libnecko2.so, libnkgnomevfs.so, libnsappshell.so, liboji.so, libpermissions.so, libpipboot.so, libpipnss.so, libpippki.so, libpref.so, librdf.so, libremoteservice.so, libsearchservice.so, libspellchecker.so, libstoragecomps.so, libsystem-pref.so, libtoolkitcomps.so, libtransformiix.so, libtxmgr.so, libuconv.so, libucvmath.so, libuniversalchardet.so, libwebbrwsr.so, libwebsrvcs.so, libwidget_gtk2.so, libxmlextras.so, libxpcom_compat_c.so, libxpconnect.so, libxpinstall.so, libfreebl3.so, libgfxpsshar.so, libgkgfx.so, libgtkembedmoz.so, libgtkxtbin.so, libjsj.so, libldap50.so, libmozjs.so, libnspr4.so, libnss3.so, libnssckbi.so, libplc4.so, libplds4.so, libprldap50.so, libsmime3.so, libsoftokn3.so, libssl3.so, libxpcom.so, libxpcom_compat.so, libxpcom_core.so, libxpistub.so, libnullplugin.so, libunixprintplugin.so
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