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Re: patches question

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: patches question
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:09:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)


ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:

> diff --git a/config/ b/config/
> --- a/config/
> +++ b/config/

I view this patch as upstream work that Guix should not carry.  To put
it differently, it’s not Guix’s missing to maintain a fork of Firefox
(or any other package).

> (define-public firefox
>   (package
>     (name "firefox")
>     (version "45.2.0esr")

What is the goal here?

Guix proper can provide IceCat (which modifies Firefox to comply with
trademark rules, to comply with the GNU FSDG¹, and to enhance privacy),
maybe Tor Browser (assuming it complies with the FSDG as well), but not
stock Firefox (unless the trademark issue and FSDG violations are

Besides, I think it should be possible to (inherit icecat) rather than
duplicate all the recipe.

Hope this clarifies things!



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