2017-12-13 17:47:58 UTC
I just found out that people.mozilla.com is no more:
The homepage (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/SpiderMonkey/Releases/38)
of mozjs-38 states:
> The download url is outdated and SpiderMonkey not RELEASE alone! Get it here mozilla-esr38
> You will find it in "Firefox Extended Support Release 38" package on hg release
This page leads to:
Which gives you a 170MiB (!) Download from their hg.
We have 2.5 choices:
1) look into archive.org if they have saved the tarball.
contra: rely on archive.org
1.5) Use the tarballs I still had available and published right now here:
https://d.n0.is/d/v/mozjs/ or https://d.n0.is/dist/vault/mozjs/
The 2nd link is just a symlink to the first.
pro: smaller files
contra: You rely on me, trust me. That's the same with archive.org, we
trust archive.org not to manipulate the files.
In addition to this: we do not get further updates on mozjs-38
(if it's still developed) because they are now in hg and no
longer released on their own. I can only be a drop-in
replacement for one version.
2) Use their hg.
contra: big terrible archive, possible just from HEAD ("tip" is just
that in hg terms, right? I'm not using hg very often).
Impact of this change:
I noticed that icecat was building from source.
> Building the following 3 packages would ensure 5 dependent packages are rebuilt: ***@0.0.22-alpha email@example.com ***@3.24.3
> No dependents other than itself: ***@24.2.0
> Building the following 27 packages would ensure 83 dependent packages are rebuilt: ***@1.35 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ***@0.7.0 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ***@3.24.3 ***@0.99.2 ***@1.18.0 email@example.com ***@5.39.0 firstname.lastname@example.org ***@5.39.0 email@example.com ***@5.39.0 ***@5.39.0 ***@2.2.1 ***@188.8.131.52 ***@5.39.0 ***@5.39.0 ***@5.1.2 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ***@4.12.0
We get mozjs 17 and 24 from their ftp:
only 38 is affected.
WOFF is the only package that turns up when I grep for "people.mozilla.com" in gnu/packages/,
so this must be fixed aswell.
Ideas? Thoughts? Screams of despair?