On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 4:21 PM Kartikaya Gupta <kgu...@mozilla.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 4:10 PM Thomas Daede <tda...@mozilla.com> wrote:
> > There is a toolchain build for nasm for windows:
> > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1511224
> >
> > If getting a newer nasm version is inconvenient for a majority of linux
> > users, the toolchain build could be used to produce nasm binaries for
> > mach bootstrap as well.
> I would certainly prefer this, and having this work smoothly would
> also be good for new contributors. Having to build and install extra
> packages is always a hassle.


Debian stable is in this boat as well - the latest nasm version in its
package repositories is 2.12.

This is the first time, as far as I'm aware, that building Firefox
requires manually building another package - everything else is taken
care of by |mach bootstrap|.

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