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Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 12:54:48 -0600
From: "A. Wilcox" <>
Subject: Re: Re: Musl gentoo development: browsers

On 15/02/2020 08:20, Brian Peregrine wrote:
> I probably need to clarify the approach further.
> The idea is to have something (more precisely a script) which is
> intented specifically for gentoo (not all linux variants; not that the
> pull is to the gentoo/musl  repo btw). Once that's ready, a binary can
> be made. Speaking for our own distro, it can be used on the optional
> usb stick (
> ). I assume these binaries can then also be shared and used with
> non-gentoo based linux versions (if generic compiler flags are used,
> which is also the idea).
> Interested people can work on improving the files in the pull
> ( ) and then having these
> improvements added to the pull.
> Adelie's firefox-esr version is 68.5.0, jakeogh's version (in pull) is
> v.41 so Adelie's version is indeed newer. Current is v73, so still
> needs to be improved it further. So yes, you could already switch this
> in the pull.
> The binary I used of Adelie (v52.9.0-r4, back in June 2019) didn't
> work, and wasn't optimized for i686 cpu's (and also, Adelie linux is
> based on abuild system rather then gentoo's portage system), so I am
> somewhat cautious. That said, if the script is worked out further,
> there may be no issues.

The reason I linked to Adélie's build recipe is because you can use it
as a starting point for writing an ebuild.  You can also integrate our
patch set to make your porting work easier.

I didn't mean to imply you could directly copy what we did in to a
Gentoo system.


A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux

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