Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

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Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by tlmiller » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:27 am

Anyone who wants to use the ESR path of Firefox, but has been avoiding it due to it being the outdated v52, Debian 9.0, aka Stretch aka Stable now has upgraded to the v60 ESR.

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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by crosscourt » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:38 pm

Thats good news as distros like Neptune need ESR 60 badly. I only use two Debian based distros- MX LInux uses FFQ so Neptune was the only one.
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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by crosscourt » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:39 pm

Running Netrunner 18.03 which uses Debian Stretch testing but its still using FF58 not ESR.
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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by tlmiller » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:58 pm

That seems like a really bad idea on Netrunners part. Either use the default base version (which I can see why they wouldn't want to given how long it was on 52), or make sure to keep it updated better than that. 58 has been EOL for months... If it was on 60 or 61 that wouldn't be so bad, but 58 is missing a ton of security updates at this point.

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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by crosscourt » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:16 pm

I dont get it nyself but still testing Netrunner so Ill wait and see what happens. IIl take a look to see which ESR version they have in their repos.

Whats interesting is they use Chromium 68.
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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by tlmiller » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:03 am

I've actually been changing several of my Debian machines back over to ESR. I haven't really seen huge performance advances myself in 61 or 62, and there hasn't been any real features I care about, so just decided to go back to ESR now that it's based on quantum.

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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by crosscourt » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:07 pm

Netrunner updated to a newer version of Chromium 68 but still no Firefox updates.
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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by tlmiller » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:57 pm

THis would honestly make me a bit worried about an OS that was running a browser version that was that far out of support. It's not like browsers are never online so are unlikely to be exposed to security vulnerabilities...

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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by crosscourt » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:06 am

Is it possible theyve done something to FF58 themselves? Im using Chromium 68 a bit more till I see what they do.
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Re: Firefox-ESR 60 in stretch

Post by tlmiller » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:16 am

I suppose it's always possible, but I would think it would take more work to backport security patches than to simply package the newer version.

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