Preparation for building Firefox under Fedora
Today, I want to build Firefox myself. So I found this post: Simple Firefox build, and there is a link, which could help me setup the prerequisites. The link is Linux Build Prerequisites. But when I followed the instruction and input this command:
wget -q https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/raw-file/default/python/mozboot/bin/bootstrap.py -O bootstrap.py && python bootstrap.py
Something weird happened!! It sayed that:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Your version of Mercurial (3.5.1) is not modern enough. Traceback (most recent call last): File "bootstrap.py", line 159, in <module> sys.exit(main(sys.argv)) File "bootstrap.py", line 150, in main dasboot.bootstrap() File "/tmp/tmpTdL9Pv/mozboot/bootstrap.py", line 137, in bootstrap File "/tmp/tmpTdL9Pv/mozboot/base.py", line 316, in ensure_mercurial_modern TypeError: upgrade_mercurial() takes exactly 1 argument (2 given)
But no matter how many times I give
sudo dnf update -y to my Terminal, it kept tell me that:
1 2 3 4 Last metadata expiration check performed 0:14:52 ago on Tue Mar 1 22:23:25 2016. Dependencies resolved. Nothing to do. Complete!
So my Mercurial should be up-to-date.
But I found that the offical website of Mercurial shows the lastest version of Mercurial is 3.7.1, and mine is 3.5.1!
I found a copr, which provide newer version of Mercurial: nbecker/mercurial-3, and try this:
sudo dnf copr enable nbecker/mercurial-3 && sudo dnf update
now I have 3.2.1 …. though this is not the really newest version of Mercurial, it won’t get wrong when I give
wget -q https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/raw-file/default/python/mozboot/bin/bootstrap.py -O bootstrap.py && python bootstrap.py to my Terminal!
I don’t know why it is fixed up, but it allow me to move on, so I think it’s a solution for people who use Fedora & want to build Firefox but face the not-new-enough-version problem.