pkgdesc=”$2 language pack for Firefox ESR”
install -Dm644 firefox-esr-i18n-$pkgver-$1.xpi \
The above is a piece off of a late language pack for Firefox-ESR PKGBUILT
For whatever reasons Arch dropped official support for firefox-esr (mozilla’s development seems to have a growing crowd of rejecting their trending prostitution to corporate preferences, more people tend to go back to -esr versions, and Arch caters to all BIG CORPORATE preferences and tastes), but it is not our business what they do with their repositories.
Automatically, it seems, “someone” (DCT MEI and Manuel Kauschinger ), adopted those packages in AUR and as you may know each firefox product comes with a zillion language packs. Only the binary package in AUR is called firefox-esr-bin, the dependency of each language pack is for firefox-esr, which doesn’t exist in community or aur. You can force install it (-dd) or you can edit the pkgbuilt and edit the line above “depends=(“firefox-esr-bin”>$pkgver”) and then build it.
Like shepherds’ dogs, the big linux distributions, act as puppets of large multinational corporations to push crowds to their nets and traps. This is the growing fate of open/free software, it is used as a shepherd’s dog in the service of BIG corporations. Mozilla is among the largest whorehouses for connections between corporate globalism and linux.
Were you a user of Mozilla’s mail software, thunderbird? Years ago in order to spy into you mail they added this calendar convenience that reached their servers to keep synchronized. Many people discovered the security “bug” and would disable this crap and restart TB. Later they went out of their way to rewrite their whole code so tor-birdy couldn’t isolate TB from clearnet. Seeing this, the people who made tor-birdy gave up on this wild goose chase with mozilla and stopped making birdy. You could still add your own proxy on TB but good luck in trying to find out what it is leaking. This only affects your connection with the mail server of choice, to receive and send mail. Do you remember when you clicked a link inside mail TB would open up a browser tab within TB? That tab also went through your proxy, so NO GOOD, TB dropped that ability so now you have to start a separate browser session to see a link. NO GOOD either, as smart people would just copy the link and paste it into a browser, and TB missed the clicking action and relating the link to the email, sender, receiver, and content. So a new “feature” appears now, ANY LINK inside text email comes to you ready with a mini “preview” window displaying the content of the link! Is it using proxy to do so? No it doesn’t, it is jumping out to clearnet as the rest of the mozilla crap passed to you as “secure” software. Secure from whom, and by whom? Why would Mozilla PUSH this “feature” (as systemd people call every single security bug found on their absolute shit of a system) and force connections that you haven’t chosen to make? Just because someone sends you a link for some idiotic facebook page, or some retarded google link, you are being forced by mozilla to make those connections before you even get to glance on the crap someone sent you (which includes spam – wordpress does the same with links on spam comments placed on your blog, just hovering over the links has a multimedia mini page appear above it – JUST THINK, of someone sending a “unique” spam comment with a link to a unique junk page – just you! and wordpress is passing information to that server who the editor is!!!! I can sit here all day and talk about this crap but I am trying to avoid developing an ulcer.
Those are the kinds of “agents” Arch is catering to and making choices based on clear instructions by the “agents”.
Facebook’s mediocre package compression, google/NSA’s cryptography in the kernel, Mozilla’s spyware of the latest edition, and 10% safer esr editions thrown out to AUR when 99.99% of Arch devs and packagers tell you to avoid such packages that cause breakage of their system.
Sometimes Windows7 looks better, at least you pay for their spyware and take it for granted that you have an open window to any government and corporate agency interested in your data. With some linux, like RH, Debian, Ubu…, Arch, Manjaro, there is a huge number of people who think they have a “safe” system. They have SHIT!!! A dumb VT100 terminal to a state agency is what they have.
Edit May 1 2020: testing/icu breaks every single terminal program (who knows what else) there is in the arch repositories, even the usually immune rxvt was broken. This why they have the staging repository for, so developers and packagers can take immediate action, but testing software should not break developers’ number 1 tool, the terminal.
Package (1) Old Version New Version Net Change
testing/icu 65.1-3 67.1-1 0.48 MiB
Furthermore, the new version of thunderbird will only run with icu 67.1. So you must downgrade to run terminal, upgrade to run TB, downgrade again so you can start a new terminal session 🙂
https://youtu.be/HPfeTBwrGAw Like XBPS-Juan says, FUCK YOU MORONS!!!