Mozilla Firefox 8.0.1 on Slackware64 13.37

For those of you too impatient to wait for the official package, you can build Mozilla Firefox 8.0.1 using the .SlackBuild from ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.37/patches/source/mozilla-firefox/

Just grab these files:

firefox.moz_plugin_path.diff.gz
firefox.png
mimeTypes.rdf.gz
mozilla-firefox-mimeTypes-fix.diff.gz
mozilla-firefox.SlackBuild
mozilla-firefox.desktop
slack-desc

Then grab the source from ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/8.0.1/source/

File:firefox-8.0.1.source.tar.bz2
File:firefox-8.0.1.source.tar.bz2.asc

Make mozilla-firefox.SlackBuild executable:

chmod a+x mozilla-firefox.SlackBuild

Then run it

./mozilla-firefox.SlackBuild

With any luck, you’ll end up with a package in /tmp called: mozilla-firefox-8.0.1-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Happy day-of-the-turkey!
Stu…

P.S. SeaMonkey 2.5 builds just fine with the SlackBuild stuff from ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.37/patches/source/seamonkey/ and the source from Mozilla.