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Re: Fresh install question

#61 Postby richb » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:59 am

lucky9 wrote:Firefox 9.0.1-1 is what I'm running here. And I don't have any Mepis 8.5 repositories in my sources list. And never have had. My history says if was installed Wed. Dec. 28. Upgrading from Firefox 8.0+build1-0mcr110+1.

However my Firefox 9.x isn't labeled as a CR version. So I must have installed it as a .deb.

9.0.1 is not in the CR but it is in the Mepis main repo.
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Re: Fresh install question

#62 Postby mepisuser » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:22 pm

Using M11 / Firefox 9, I've used the above sequence of changes, to try opening Firefox from Thunderbird weblinks. If Firefox is not already open, nothing happens when clicking on a Thunderbird web-link.

If on the other hand, Firefox is already open, when clicking on a web-link in Thunderbird, Firefox will open a 2nd tab and display the link.

Any ideas how I can resolve this bug please?

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Re: Fresh install question

#63 Postby kmathern » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:37 pm

mepisuser wrote:Using M11 / Firefox 9, I've used the above sequence of changes, to try opening Firefox from Thunderbird weblinks. If Firefox is not already open, nothing happens when clicking on a Thunderbird web-link.

If on the other hand, Firefox is already open, when clicking on a web-link in Thunderbird, Firefox will open a 2nd tab and display the link.

Any ideas how I can resolve this bug please?

Are you using Warren's Firefox 9 package? The cli command below will show which version of the firefox package is installed, if you're not sure post the results of it.

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apt-cache policy firefox


I never was able to get thunderbird to correctly open url email links in firefox with the firefox installed by Warren's FF9 package.

Back in January the solution I suggested was to install Stevo's FF9 package from the Mepis 8.5 CR repo. At this time I would recommend installing FF11 from the Mepis 11.0 CR testrepo instead of FF9.

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Re: Fresh install question

#64 Postby mepisuser » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:36 pm

Here's the output from apt-cache policy firefox

firefox:
Installed: 9.0.1-1
Candidate: 9.0.1-1
Version table:
*** 9.0.1-1 0
990 ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-11.0/main i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
7.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0mcr110+1 0
901 http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis11cr/main i386 Packages


I'm using Thunderbird 7.0.1 default from M11 repositoiries.

Its a pity Firefox and Thunderbird aren't available from Mozilla in deb fromat.

Thanks

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Re: Fresh install question

#65 Postby kmathern » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:54 pm

mepisuser wrote:Here's the output from apt-cache policy firefox

firefox:
Installed: 9.0.1-1
Candidate: 9.0.1-1
Version table:
*** 9.0.1-1 0
990 ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-11.0/main i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
7.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0mcr110+1 0
901 http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis11cr/main i386 Packages


I'm using Thunderbird 7.0.1 default from M11 repositoiries.

Its a pity Firefox and Thunderbird aren't available from Mozilla in deb fromat.

Thanks

That is Warren's FF9 package that's installed.

You can install Stevo's FF11 package by enabling the M11 CR testrepo. It should already be in your sources.list, but disabled.

In Synaptic goto Settings -> Repositories and look for the repo entry shown below. In the default sources.list it's the next to last entry. Enable it by clicking the checkbox on the left. If you don't have the entry I'm showing, add it.

    URI: http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/
    Distribution: mepis11cr
    Section(s): test

Reload repos and then mark only the firefox package for upgrade.

After firefox has been upgraded to FF11 I would go back in to Settings -> Repositories and uncheck the testrepo and reload repos again.

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Re: Fresh install question

#66 Postby mepisuser » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:45 am

Added the repository but the upgrade to Firefox 11 isn't there, only a locale-en and Gnome support file for Firefox are available.

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Re: Fresh install question

#67 Postby kmathern » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:45 am

mepisuser wrote:Added the repository but the upgrade to Firefox 11 isn't there, only a locale-en and Gnome support file for Firefox are available.

Stevo's Firefox 11 is in the repo you added. It might not be showing up as an upgrade because of how pinning is set in /etc/apt/preferences or /etc/apt/apt.conf. In Synaptic try going to Settings -> Preferences. Click on the "Distribution" tab and set it to "Prefer versions from: mepis".

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Re: Fresh install question

#68 Postby mepisuser » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:31 am

All done, Thunderbird links are now opening Firefox - many thanks.

What's the issue with the earlier release just out of interest?

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Re: Fresh install question

#69 Postby Stevo » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:52 pm

I wish I knew! It's something that Debian does to Firefox when they make it into Iceweasel--Warren's is the Debian Iceweasel except renamed back to Firefox--so it's something in the Debian patches or the install procedure. The version in the CR is a rebuilt Ubuntu-sourced Firefox with all the Ubuntu-specific stuff pruned out.
I use the Ubuntu version since

A. I can get it to build on both M11 and M8.5, unlike Iceweasel.
B. It automatically generates all the language packs during the build, which saves a lot of work.
C. The sources usually are available before Iceweasel's.
D. Clicking on links just works.
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