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Re: Installing FF 52 from pkgsrc: "stable" version instead of nightly

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:24:44AM -0500, J. Lewis Muir wrote:
> On 03/11, scole_mail wrote:
> > Marco Beishuizen <> writes:
> > >
> > > It's on NetBSD/i386 7.0.2.
> > 
> > I guess I've also been having that same issue on i386 for awhile.  The
> > last stable version that worked for me was firefox-47.0.1 which was in
> > pkgsrc-2016Q2 I believe.  So I've been using that version.
> Do you actually use that version for everyday use?  According to [1],
> there are many security vulnerabilities that have been fixed since
> Firefox 47, and I would bet many of those vulnerabilities exist in
> Firefox 47.  That's OK to you?

Mozilla maintains an 'Extended Support Release' which has security
fixes backported to it, so it will be a better choice for such cases.
Currently, it is www/firefox45 - it is updated whenever www/firefox is,
containing fixes for the same vulnerabilities.
Soon firefox52 (current non-ESR version) will become ESR.

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