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firefox upgrade

#1 Postby Meteorite » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:03 pm

hi forum I want to upgrade my firefox , synaptic wont force an upgrade, Im ok with the terminal and using it, I need to know how to go about it if its possible, thanks in advance.
my current version is Firefox/3.5.6
my OS is mepis 8

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Re: firefox upgrade

#2 Postby Nix Hard » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:09 pm

Hi Meteorite
Wiki is your first bestest friend ever :hug:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Firefox

Any troubles with those instructions, just holler here again.

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Re: firefox upgrade

#3 Postby Meteorite » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:28 pm

ok, referring to the link you provided,I recently tried the first option installing latest builds and I lost firefox completely had to reinstall mepis, the second option about repositories is possible but Im not sure how to actually add a repository that would provide the firefox upgrade, I know how to add a repo in synaptic , my question is which one, its been quite a few years since I used mepis so trying to get my bearings again, thanks for reply. ;)

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Re: firefox upgrade

#4 Postby kmathern » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:49 pm

There was a recent thread here: viewtopic.php?p=296192#p296192 with almost exactly the same situation.

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Re: firefox upgrade

#5 Postby Nix Hard » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:05 pm

Nix Hard wrote:Hi Meteorite
Wiki is your first bestest friend ever :hug:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Firefox

Any troubles with those instructions, just holler here again.

Cheers NH

Hey Meteorite, reinstalling MEPIS was a long way round getting FF back.
I gain you reinstalled M8 back?

The link that kmathern posted above is the best option for you to follow for getting the latest Mepis optimised FF.

Please holler/yell/ask/request help if you are having problems. But if you enjoy reinstalling mepis, well I won't stop you ;)
Nothing like a clean install to start the day with hay. :celebrate:

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Re: firefox upgrade

#6 Postby Meteorite » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:06 pm

ok I know the reinstall of mepis 8 was overboard but as I have not used mepis in so long it was all I could think of, sometimes get tired fixing pc,s. I took a glance at the new link its still a little out of my scope of knowledge for a quick fix, but I guess I will have a go at it,
, thanks for replys

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Re: firefox upgrade

#7 Postby JBoman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:11 pm

Meteorite, I would suggest you use Synaptic and add the community repositories found here> http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... urces.list ...just follow the directions in synaptic to add. Then install and try the latest iceweasel from the CR using Synaptic. I have both installed but use Iceweasel almost exclusive and cannot tell any difference... plug-ins and add-ons all work the same. :happy: Jerry
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Re: firefox upgrade

#8 Postby Meteorite » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:02 pm

ok will try some more and see how it works out ,thanks

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Re: firefox upgrade

#9 Postby Meteorite » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:26 pm

I have the firefox extracted folder is in opt folder , the next stage Im not sure of, as follows, remove /opt/firefox/plugins folder and create a symlink to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins.

it says remove opt plugins, but there isnt any in my opt folder, also need help with creating symlink

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Re: firefox upgrade

#10 Postby Nix Hard » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:20 pm

Meteorite, there isn't a plugins folder in the latter versions of Firefox for linux as much as I can tell.
You can ignore that part.
In older Firefox versions, remove /opt/firefox/plugins folder and create a symlink to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins. If still in File Manager - Super User Mode, press F4, otherwise open konsole, log in as root and type:
A symlink is just a pointer/shortcut to the launch file/script. To create a symlink to the linux system plugins folder, start a terminal as root, and paste the following code into it then hit the enter key.

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ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins
Since you are not going to use the old 3 version of firefox again, lets replace its symlink with the new FF versions one. To create a symlink in the linux system firefox folder that points to the new version of FF, start a terminal as root, and paste the following code into it then hit the enter key.

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ln -sf /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Good luck, if firefox breaks and won't work, don't reinstall mepis, open up synaptic and search for the mepis firefox then mark it for a reinstall and apply/do it.

If this method of installing ff fails I have one more way which is to unpack the new ff in a folder in your home folder and run it from there. But lets try this other way first.

Out of interest, how come you are installing mepis 8 and not mepis 11?

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