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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-12 20:24

I can use it fine with dmenu and rofi, although i have used the script i provided above.
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-12 20:28

pawRoot wrote:I can use it fine with dmenu and rofi

Only because your script places the FF binary in /opt then sets the x-terminal-emulator alternative to that.

Setting x-terminal-emulator to ~/bin/firefox is not really sensible, even in a single-user system :?
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-12 20:30

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
pawRoot wrote:I can use it fine with dmenu and rofi

Only because your script places the FF binary in /opt then sets the x-terminal-emulator alternative to that.

Setting x-terminal-emulator to ~/bin/firefox is not really sensible, even in a single-user system :?


No no i modified the script to copy it to ~/bin/ :D
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-12 23:06

I have tried to use every piece of advice that I can understand .... I have downloaded Firefox 5 times, trying each way that a person has suggested, nothing! I guess I should have left well enough alone!I have also tried to remove Firefox ESR, and that's probably where I made my biggest mistake. Now I can no longer launch Firefox, Firefox-ESR from the menus OR from the Application Finder - I get a little red sign instead of the Internet. I was getting "Failed to execute default Web Browser, input/output error", but now that Konqueror has taken over, I don't even get that anymore. The only advice I didn't take (other than bash scripts) was th MX repos, since H-O-A-S linked to "breaking your debian" when I suggested putting 'testing' repos into my sources.list. I figured if it wasn't from a Debian repo, it wasn't a good idea!
I think I've completely screwed up my install, so I'll end up having to re-install. I'll just chalk it up to a learning experience :lol: . Like I said, I think that when I tried removing all traces of Firefox ESR, that started me on the fast trip to the bottom.

BTW, Konqueror is Dog-Slow, and I think it is still in the dark ages as far as browsers go, but at least I had a way to get on the net! When I re-install, I'll find a better back-up brewser, that's for sure! :wink:

THANKS TO ALL who have tried to help me on this, it was much appreciated. I'll be back when I re-install - either tonite or tomorrow, I think.
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-12 23:07

since you are doing clean install just try the last script i posted, i used it on 3 machines already and have 0 problems, why overcomplicate things :D
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-12 23:14

I still don't understand scripts! do I just copy and paste what you have there to a user prompt? OR to a root prompt? I've never used a script, but I'm willing if it's that easy ...... do I need to download something when I get the new install going?
You just reminded me, I need to put that wifi stuff on a USB for the install! THX
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-12 23:15

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#!/usr/bin/env sh

### Latest Firefox 64bit en-US !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# For other operating systems replace 'os=win' with:
#   Windows 64bit              os=win64
#   OS X                       os=osx
#   Linux x86_64               os=linux64
#   Linux i686                 os=linux

mkdir -p ~/bin/

wget -O firefox.tar.bz2 https://download.mozilla.org/\?product\=firefox-latest\&os\=linux64\&lang\=en-US

tar xvf firefox.tar.bz2

rsync -a firefox ~/bin/
sudo ln -s ~/bin/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/x-www-browser x-www-browser ~/bin/firefox/firefox 200
sudo update-alternatives --set x-www-browser ~/bin/firefox/firefox

rm firefox.tar.bz2
rm -rf firefox

sudo rm -f /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
sudo touch /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop

sudo sh -c "cat >> /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop" << 'EoT'
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox
Comment=Web Browser
GenericName=Web Browser
X-GNOME-FullName=Firefox
Exec=~/bin/firefox/firefox %u
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=~/bin/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;application/rss+xml;application/rdf+xml;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
StartupWMClass=Firefox
StartupNotify=true
EoT


To run it, save it in file.sh, then
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chmod +x file.sh
./file.sh
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-12 23:19

THX I had to wait t0o see if you were still there ... With Konqueror, I'm not seeing new tabs or windows so I can find my other thread. See ya!
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-12 23:26

Ok, let me know how it went for you :D
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-13 02:28

jppattison wrote:I have tried to use every piece of advice that I can understand .... I have downloaded Firefox 5 times, trying each way that a person has suggested, nothing! I guess I should have left well enough alone!I have also tried to remove Firefox ESR, and that's probably where I made my biggest mistake. Now I can no longer launch Firefox, Firefox-ESR from the menus OR from the Application Finder - I get a little red sign instead of the Internet. I was getting "Failed to execute default Web Browser, input/output error", but now that Konqueror has taken over, I don't even get that anymore. The only advice I didn't take (other than bash scripts) was th MX repos, since H-O-A-S linked to "breaking your debian" when I suggested putting 'testing' repos into my sources.list. I figured if it wasn't from a Debian repo, it wasn't a good idea!
I think I've completely screwed up my install, so I'll end up having to re-install. I'll just chalk it up to a learning experience :lol: . Like I said, I think that when I tried removing all traces of Firefox ESR, that started me on the fast trip to the bottom.

BTW, Konqueror is Dog-Slow, and I think it is still in the dark ages as far as browsers go, but at least I had a way to get on the net! When I re-install, I'll find a better back-up brewser, that's for sure! :wink:

THANKS TO ALL who have tried to help me on this, it was much appreciated. I'll be back when I re-install - either tonite or tomorrow, I think.


I set up the packaging for those MX Firefox packages, so believe me when I say it's one of the safest debs you can install. It won't break anything on a Stretch, Jessie, Buster, Sid, or even Wheezy platform. Install gdebi and get in the habit of using it if you find other standalone debs out there, since it won't let you install incompatible packages. There are many deb packages out there that are still not in Debian, and may never be.

I also build Debian and Ubuntu packages for the lighter weight and quite popular Pale Moon browser from source in a repository that the PM developers have approved for distribution. Since they are compiled from source* into machine language binary files, those have more of a chance of only working on their target releases.

* Debian testing and Ubuntu 17.10 have a buggy libc6 2.26 that causes Pale Moon source builds to fail, so I have to bundle binaries for those releases like the Firefox packages.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: mvp 0.29.0, Pale Moon 27.9.4, wine-staging 3.13, MPC-QT 18.03, Linux kernel 4.17.8, ffmpeg 4.0.2
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-13 02:55

If you want to expand your mind even more, and use another really quick browser that gets better HTML 5 compliance scores than Firefox, get the Qupzilla 2.2.5 AppImage from qupzilla.com, make it executable (another thing to learn to do), and click it to launch it. It will ask to add itself to the menu.
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-13 03:05

pawRoot wrote:Ok, let me know how it went for you :D

I'm not sure ..... I formatted the drive to get rid of anything that might be screwed up, made that same drive the / partition, it loaded, etc. but since I've been using the terminal to update, add firmware, install sudo, etc., I've had some 'glitches' that include the terminal showing what is on the particular website I happen to be on, as well as a couple of times it showed some of the commands I had used before I re-installed, which I haven't yet used! Also, even tho I installed sudo, and used
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usermod -a -G sudo <my username>
(I've done that in user and root several times), every time I try to use sudo, it says I'm not in the sudoers file!
I'm wondering if I need to re-install again :? :x Grrrrrrr :x

I guess it's another learning experience, huh? BTW, I haven't used your script yet, because like I said, I may have to re-install. Got to see if I can work out the kinks first before I worry about upgrading Firefox ;>).
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-13 03:08

not sure how to help with your sudo problem, from what i remember i always did
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adduser USERNAME sudo
and it worked fine after reboot.

also not sure if you know but if you don't create root user during install you will be in sudoers group from beginning, you won't even need to install sudo package,if you want to do that just don't fill root password during install, only set password for your user.
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-13 03:25

stevepusser wrote:If you want to expand your mind even more, and use another really quick browser that gets better HTML 5 compliance scores than Firefox, get the Qupzilla 2.2.5 AppImage from qupzilla.com, make it executable (another thing to learn to do), and click it to launch it. It will ask to add itself to the menu.


Another learning experience? I don't know if this old guy can take all that learnin' :lol:
If I work out the kinks in this new install, I'll give that browser a spin, and yes, I don't mind learning more about making things executable. I actually like the command line, and I would like to become proficient enuff that if I lost X, I could still survive ..... but hopefully that's a long ways off!

The only thing I did different this time was to leave KDE off the list, so I'll need to have a backup browser (hated Konqueror). Is there a good, user friendly editor that would take the place of kate? Definitely not Emacs or Vi if I can get away from it! I do use nano for a very little bit of editing configuration files, so maybe that's sufficient - kate was more like a notepad to me.
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Re: upgrading firefox

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-13 07:05

jppattison wrote:I have also tried to remove Firefox ESR

What _exactly_ did you do?

The normal, sane, sensible person would use
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sudo apt purge firefox-esr

I presume you tried something a little more imaginative?
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