Any idea when 1.9.2 will be packaged for 11.10?

Asked by John Ruiz on 2012-01-27

Monodevelop depends on xul-runner 1.9.2 and while I can install 1.9.2 from the 11.04 repositories, I would rather not.

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

Where are you getting monodevelop from? Its already in the repo for hardy and up, so should be installable directly from your package manager, without you worrying about dependencies at all


Xulrunner as an external package has been deprecated, since firefox keeps bumping their version numbers, and breaking compat, it cannot be maintained as an external package.

Note that in general, you cannot simply *force* the 11.04 install, without risking breaking any application that depends upon the components provided by xulrunner for your system, as ABI compatibility is not guaranteed across ubuntu versions.

John Ruiz (jar349) said : #2

I was building from source, using the script that you can download from this guy:

I wanted to build 2.8 instead of installing 2.6 from the 11.10 repo.

mycae (mycae) said : #3

in that case, the easier thing to do would be to manually backport 2.8 from precise (12.04 alpha), as this has already accounted for the no-longer required xulrunner.

Download the .orig.tar.gz, .diff.tar.gz and .dsc ,then

dpkg-source -x *dsc

then follow this procedure:

skipping the
apt-get source package


John Ruiz (jar349) said : #4

I've never rebuilt a package from source before. I will give it a try and let you know how it goes!

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