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Latest comment: 11 October 2016 by Markzz in topic Firefox GTK2

Firefox GTK2

hi, where can i find the firefox-gtk2 package? —This unsigned comment is by Quellen (talk) 12:51, 2 October 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Hi, I can't install firefox-gtk2 i686:

$ sudo pacman -Sy firefox-gtk2
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 markzz is up to date
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) firefox-gtk2-46.0.1-1

Total Download Size:   43.48 MiB
Total Installed Size:  94.89 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages...
error: failed retrieving file 'firefox-gtk2-46.0.1-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz' from : The requested URL returned error: 404
warning: failed to retrieve some files
error: failed to commit transaction (unexpected error)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

Quellen (talk) 09:30, 11 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Works for me:
pacman -Si firefox-gtk2
Repository      : markzz
Name            : firefox-gtk2
Version         : 49.0.1-1
Description     : Standalone web browser from
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : MPL  GPL  LGPL
Groups          : None
Provides        : firefox=49.0.1-1
Depends On      : gtk2  mozilla-common  libxt  startup-notification  mime-types  dbus-glib  alsa-lib  ffmpeg  libvpx  libevent  nss  hunspell  sqlite
                  ttf-font  icu
Optional Deps   : networkmanager: Location detection via available WiFi networks
                  upower: Battery API
Conflicts With  : firefox
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 38.35 MiB
Installed Size  : 90.21 MiB
Packager        : Mark Weiman <>
Build Date      : Fri 07 Oct 2016 06:06:21 AM CEST
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature

-- Alad (talk) 09:33, 11 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

i have a 32-bit system. you have a 64bit system :-þ Quellen (talk) 11:28, 11 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not package for i686. Markzz (talk) 11:53, 11 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
è_é Quellen (talk) 12:34, 11 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry. Just to make sure that pacman doesn't throw a bunch of 404 errors for those who used the old i686 repository, I left it there, but forgot to remove the firefox-gtk2 package information in the database. Since it is causing some confusion, I have properly emptied the repository tarballs (with repo-remove) and will leave them there for those who cannot be bothered to remove the repository from their pacman.conf. As for the reason why I no longer maintain an i686 repository, I originally included it because I had an i686 computer that it was useful on and since I've long replaced that decrepit machine with an x86_64 machine, I saw no reason to continue building those packages. The repository is mainly a convenience to me and I provide it to the community in case others may find them useful. The i686 repository was no longer a convenience to me, so I dumped it. Then there was a time that firefox could not be built with gcc>=6.0 and I built it for those on i686 to use in the meantime (built using gcc<6.0) and I removed the package for it and its signature when the package was able to be built by those with gcc>=6.0, but forgot to run repo-remove possibly causing your confusion. Markzz (talk) 13:57, 11 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]