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I must use vanilla firefox to use the latest pentadactyl add-on.

I'm accustomed to jumping through hoops like using alternative repositories or compiling from source to get vanilla firefox in Debian instead of iceweasel, but those repositories don't have arm builds and I doubt I can actually compile something that big on the physical raspberry pi. Is there any way to find a debian arm binary of firefox.

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Why you doubt you can compile something "that" big. There are people (including me) that were able to compile kernel and so on (approx 10 hours :).

If you don't want to do native compilation on your pi you can always use cross-compiler. I can recommend you linaro compiler (or being more accurate toolchain).

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I actually meant the space needed would be bigger than the SD card. I don't know why I didn't think to attach an external storage device for the compiling. –  John Baber Jan 1 '13 at 23:50

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