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sr #109088: compiling GNU IceCat 38.8.0 from source code

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Thu 07 Jul 2016 06:02:47 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Sun 17 Dec 2017 01:11:20 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Most likely you will need to get the build dependencies for Firefox which are listed at the bottom of this page:

Then you can probably clone the gnuzilla git repo and run the wrapper script with:

        bash makeicecat

I haven't actually tried this, but it looks like you could do it this way.

Damien Zammit <zamaudio>
Mon 24 Apr 2017 05:47:38 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I think you need to run from inside objdir, specifying path to configure file that is available in the extracted source path. You may need to install a lot of things. May be if you will search out for how to build IceCat from source, you may get somewhat further. Even I am trying to do the same, but not able to understand where gnuzilla fits in all that.

Nalin Ranjan <nalin_ranjan>
Thu 07 Jul 2016 06:02:47 AM UTC, original submission:  


I down loaded Source Code >

followed the README. (I am very new to all of this)

extraced files  tar -xzvf gnuzilla-dfca19be2da9a7043894995d4dafaca201acd329.tar.gz -C /src



From the README:

From the released IceCat source tarball, you can build it by running:

# replace objdir with whatever path you want
 mkdir objdir
 cd objdir

Not able to get this part to work:

# replace srcdir with the path where you unpacked the source tarball
 srcdir/configure --with-l10n-base=srcdir/l10n
When trying to run configure terminal replies

configure: command not found

Tried variations but none worked.

Thanks for your help



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