Mag Gam on 28 Jul 2008 19:47:34 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] compiling firefox

This is a legit question Mike.

1) I have no root on my system
2) My sysadmin won't install it for me
3) I run a old version of RHEL 3.0
4) We compile programs locally because the sysadmins are too lazy to
do their job

I think you get the idea...

Speed, Execution, File Size, Customized Compile options, pfft thats
for suckers (or Gentoo Users). I just want a recent version of
Firefox. Simple.

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 8:20 AM, Michael Leone <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:37 AM, Mag Gam <> wrote:
>> Has anyone managed to compile firefox 3.0.1locally? I am trying to do
>> this, but the dependency hell is killing me. If you have done this,
>> can you please share with the rest of us how you did it?
> I'm curious, and this is a serious question. What advantage are you
> looking to gain by compiling locally, as opposed to using a
> pre-packaged binary? Execution speed? File size? Customized compile
> options? I usually always try and use packages whenever possible,
> especially on an application that would be updated fairly frequently,
> such as FireFox, etc.
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