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Offline nom001

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Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:39:04 am »
Hi all,

If i'm correct Firefox ESR is installed by default but i want standard Firefox. However, when i download the regular Firefox from the mozilla webiste i cannot install it. What seems to be the problem here?

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Re: Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 01:12:39 pm »
Hi
The package from Mozilla is not installable, it is just an archive, so extract it, get in the new firefox dir and click at the firefox file.
If you run Sparky 5, you can install firefox package via the package manager.
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Re: Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 07:32:38 pm »
The method described doesn't work.  :( I like SparkyLinux except for no being able to have regular Firefox work.   :(  Looks like I need to find a different distro because I need the regular Firefox because firefox ESR causes problems with some of my extensions working correctly.  :(
I am command line illiterate. I am a copy and paste terminal user.

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Re: Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 08:35:21 pm »
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root@maleday:~# apt search firefox$
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
firefox/now 67.0.4-1 amd64 [installed,local]
  Mozilla Firefox web browser

You can see that firefox is installed here on sparkylinux 5-stable   it is not firefox-esr.   I believe you can fix this with two steps, remove firefox-esr and add firefox.

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Re: Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 11:44:40 am »
Firefox (latest) is available for Sparky rolling, not stable.
You probably have Firefox 67 installed, couse you been using Sparky 5 rolling and upgraded up to Sparky 5 stable, I guess.

Anyway, you can try to install Firefox 68 from Sparky testing repos or change to Firefox-ESR.
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Re: Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 12:45:30 am »
You probably have Firefox 67 installed, couse you been using Sparky 5 rolling and upgraded up to Sparky 5 stable, I guess...........Anyway, you can try to install Firefox 68 from Sparky testing repos or change to Firefox-ESR.

Shit.  I'm still learning sparky-linux.
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# apt install 'sparky-apt'  'sparky6-apt'&& apt-get update
# apt install firefox

This gave me an error
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 firefox : Depends: libnss3 (>= 2:3.44.1~) but 2:3.42.1-1 is to be installed

This would be correctly  resolved by upgrading /etc/apt/sources.list, and dropping Debian buster in favor of Debian bullseye??  Correct?

It might be easier for me to install Firefox from tar.gz of the Firefox download page. 
« Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 12:48:52 am by kanliot »

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Re: Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 10:45:54 pm »
Yes, Firefox 68 needs newer libs, so looks like can't be installed on Sparky 5 anymore.

If you would like to switch to Sparky rolling, you have to change Debian & Sparky repos to testing, then try to install 'sparky6-apt' package (and make dist upgrade after):
https://sparkylinux.org/sparky-5-transition/
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Offline kanliot

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Re: Firefox ESR installed but i want standard Firefox
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2019, 12:04:04 am »
Thanks for the reply Sir.   

I'm just going to install the binary from Mozilla: https://wiki.debian.org/Firefox

**edit: Yeah, works ok.  Should have created a desktop file before I uninstalled "debian testing"  Firefox.  That would have saved 2 minutes. 

I also should have made sure that /opt/firefox and the files therein were owned by the 1000:1000 user.  It wasn't auto-updating.  Firefox 69 looks great and google DNS is very fast.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 02:28:12 am by kanliot »