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Building GNU IceCat packages for more GNU/Linux systems

From: Daniel Clark
Subject: Building GNU IceCat packages for more GNU/Linux systems
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 09:49:13 -0400
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Hi, I'd just like to point people to this thread on the
http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/FreedSoftware#Mailing_List mailing list:

Building recent linux-libre and icecat packages for more GNU/Linux


In general I'd suggest people from gnuzilla might want to be on that
list, as I think GNU icecat is a natural thing to have recent versions
of in all of the Libre GNU/Linux distributions, but many of them do not
yet have packages for it

(I personally switch between GNU/Linux distributions a lot as I like to
test out the new Libre ones, so use IceCat from nixpkgs -
http://nixos.org/nixpkgs.html - if someone is good at C++ I think that
nix would actually be a neat thing to make a http://freedsoftware.org
distribution of, as (a) it has the really nifty property that you can
verify that a certain binary has been created from a certain set of
sources, without having to do a recompile, and (b) as discussed at
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.nixos/1023 I think it
could be modified pretty easily to provide a sort of package freedom
calculus, and upstream seems willing to include such a feature (I'm
working - as a personal project, and very slowly - at the port mentioned
in that thread at http://gnupure.org )

Daniel JB Clark   | Sys Admin, Free Software Foundation
pobox.com/~dclark | http://www.fsf.org/about/staff#danny

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