Hello Hermann, but how would this work for a patch set of a specific old release .deb where the .deb is only available on snapshot.debian.org?
I guess i have to then load the specific source package form snapshot manually? Regards, Connor On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 10:04 AM Hermann Lauer < hermann.la...@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote: > Hi Connoer, > > On Tue, Nov 09, 2021 at 10:59:47PM +0100, Connor McLaughlan wrote: > > Hi Adrian, > > > > thank you for your time. This sounds a bit complicated for the newer > > versions. > > > > Currently i don't know where to start. > > I was trying to build the old firefox52 and thunderbird52 which run on > > NetBSD/Sparc64 from pkgsrc and manually. The thunderbird52 exists on > debian > > and the firefox package did skip 52 and was only released as a 50 with > > error messages filling up the console. I can get them to build with > pkgsrc > > and manually but some patches seem to be missing to avoid bus errors in > > libxul.so on debian. > > > > Unfortunately i don't know yet how debian builds its own packages and > where > > to find the patches used in those builds, so that i could reproduce the > > building of firefox50 and thunderbird52 to maybe learn something as a > > starting point. > > apt-get source <package> > > The debian specific stuff is in the debian/ directory, also the debian > specific patches. > > > To get the the dependencies needed for building: > apt-get build-dep <package> > > Good luck, > greetings > Hermann > > -- > Administration/Zentrale Dienste, Interdiziplinaeres > Zentrum fuer wissenschaftliches Rechnen der Universitaet Heidelberg > IWR; INF 205; 69120 Heidelberg; Tel: (06221)54-14405 Fax: -14427 > Email: hermann.la...@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de >