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kmathern wrote:
@uncle mark,

You can temporarily add to your Mepis 8.0's sources.list the following

Warren's Mepis 8.5 repo:
deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-8.5 main

and the 8.5 CR main repo:
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis85cr main non-free

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One warning, make sure you don't do a full upgrade while you have these repos enabled (especially Warren's 8.5 repo)


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Thanks for the info. I'll give it a shot. Makes me think my supposition about the versions being pretty darn close wasn't that far off.


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kmathern wrote:
That will allow you to install Brooko's firefox3 package (version 3.6.6) from the Mepis 8.5 CR. The firefox3 Brooko built for the 8.5 CR depends on libgtk2.0-0 (>=2.18.0), I don't know if it can be backported to use the 2.12 version that Mepis 8.0 uses or not.


Worked like a charm. Thanks.


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kmathern wrote:
You can temporarily add to your Mepis 8.0's sources.list the following

Warren's Mepis 8.5 repo:
deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-8.5 main

and the 8.5 CR main repo:
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis85cr main non-free

That will allow you to install Brooko's firefox3 package (version 3.6.6) from the Mepis 8.5 CR.

Worked for me, too.

Reminder to only upgrade firefox (and the libgtk dependency that went with it)... and as soon as that is done, uncheck those two 8.5 repos and reload synaptic.

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Bump: I'm going to start a new Firefox3 thread for 8.0, I have a native Mepis 8.0 build of FF3 3.6.15-32-bit, but still have to set up the 64-bit virtual 8.0 machine.


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Bump: the packaged Firefox 17.0.7 ESR Mozilla binaries are now in the testing community repo for MEPIS 8.0. They will appear as firefox-i686 for 32-bit users, firefox-amd64.

Anyway, these install into /opt, have different desktop and icon files, so should not interfere with other repository versions of Firefox or Iceweasel. Please let us know how they are working if you give them a spin. Thanks!


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Over the last few weeks, I've been doing some maintenance in parallel with re-installing and updating M8 - including FF.

In Mandriva 2010 it was straightforward (with guidance!) to download and unpack the latest FF - 24 at the time - move it to /opt and then create symbolic links. Tried the same strategy with Mint 8 except this time modified where the menu entry pointed (and it now wants to update to 25 which will be addressed later). On a revisit to Puppy 5.2.6. in the space of about 15min, FF upated itself three or four times until it was 25!

So I've just tried the Mandriva/Mint method with Mepis - in this case FF17 which already resides in /opt - by simply renaming then replacing the folder but no joy. Nothing happens when launched (except a briefly bouncing cursor|! Why? I don't believe there are any dependency issues because FF seems to be self-contained in that respect?


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TenderFoot wrote:
Over the last few weeks, I've been doing some maintenance in parallel with re-installing and updating M8 - including FF.

In Mandriva 2010 it was straightforward (with guidance!) to download and unpack the latest FF - 24 at the time - move it to /opt and then create symbolic links. Tried the same strategy with Mint 8 except this time modified where the menu entry pointed (and it now wants to update to 25 which will be addressed later). On a revisit to Puppy 5.2.6. in the space of about 15min, FF upated itself three or four times until it was 25!

So I've just tried the Mandriva/Mint method with Mepis - in this case FF17 which already resides in /opt - by simply renaming then replacing the folder but no joy. Nothing happens when launched (except a briefly bouncing cursor|! Why? I don't believe there are any dependency issues because FF seems to be self-contained in that respect?


Did you see Stevo's remark when he released the M8.5 Firefox 25 package?
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http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?p=324276#p324276

If Mepis 8.0 users upgrade libgtk2.0 from the M8.5 MEPIS repo, they probably can also run the program.


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No - it didn't occur to me to check M8.5 and nor, as I said, did I believe FF had external dependencies!

Anyway, be gentle with me, but which M8.5 repos should be enabled, should it be only temporary and should the preferences be modified (temporarily)? Perhaps apt-get would be the preferred way forward rather than Synaptic in this instance?

Maybe something like -

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deb http://mepis.mirrorcatalogs.com/packages/mepis/ mepis-8.5 main

su -c 'apt-get install libgtk2.0 -t mepis-8.5'


EDIT Hang on - just checked Synaptic and libgtk2.0-0 (2.12.12-1-lenny2) s already installed! mmm...


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Your repo entry for M8.5 is correct.

The libgtk2.0-0 package is already installed in M8.0, a 2.12.12-1~lenny* version, but FF25 needs a newer version. The M8.5 repo has version 2.18.3-1.

Upgrade/install to the M8.5 version with the command below {note it also upgrades the -common package}:
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apt-get install libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-common -t mepis


Disable or remove the M8.5 repo after you've upgraded the libgtk2.0 packages.


Btw I can confirm that this works, I'm making this post while running FF25 in a Mepis 8.0 LiveISO session.


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There's also an updated libgtk2 2.18 in the Debian backports repo for Lenny, but I don't know the exact address of the repo. The MEPIS version is probably easier to install.

The Mozilla build does have some external dependencies, such as libc6, libgtk2.0, and libglib2.0. Certain other libraries are built-in, such as libnss3, libnspr4, libcairo2, libevent, and so on.

I guess I could add a minimum version of the external dependencies to those Mozilla debs, just to clarify things.


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