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Offline xor

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in the past, firefox new version downloads; was working directly !!!

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Unpacking Archive..
/
 Creating extension..

 Installing firefox..

 Firefox has been scheduled to update an
 existing install on next reboot..

 Note: If you want firefox to load on each reboot,
       remember to add firefox.tcz to your onboot.lst ..

 Please reboot to complete install

 Press Enter to exit

Offline Rich

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Hi xor
Is that from  firefox_getLatest.tcz ?
That extension fetches the current version of Firefox.
I don't see any errors listed.
Why do you think there is a problem?

Offline Juanito

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I think the point being made is that you have to reboot to access the new firefox extension - which would be the expected behaviour.

Offline coreplayer2

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The extension and update is working perfectly


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Offline Rich

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Hi xor
in the past, firefox new version downloads; was working directly !!!
If you want something that works directly, there is  firefox-ESR.tcz.
If you want something more current, then use  firefox_getLatest.tcz  and follow the instructions it printed out.
firefox_getLatest.tcz  only needs to be run once to create the extension.
Due to the frequency of Firefox updates by Mozilla, prepackaged versions of the latest Firefox are no longer offered.

Offline coreplayer2

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in the past, firefox new version downloads; was working directly !!!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 05:27:56 AM »
The problem here as I see it is “xor” is very confused on how Tinycorelinux operates. 

“xor” is expecting a scatter type install which would allow the internal Firefox update to work as intended.  Fact is Tinycorelinux will revert to the last created extension version on every reboot, his expectations of previously installed Firefox was updated directly is so wrong because this has never been possible in Tinycorelinux. 

The solution is of course to run Firefox_getLatest extension to create a new extension containing an updated version of Firefox which is then persistent across reboots.






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« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 05:43:30 AM by coreplayer2 »

Offline xor

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in the past, firefox new version downloads; was working directly !!!

Code: [Select]
Unpacking Archive..
/
 Creating extension..

 Installing firefox..

 Firefox has been scheduled to update an
 existing install on next reboot..

 Note: If you want firefox to load on each reboot,
       remember to add firefox.tcz to your onboot.lst ..

 Please reboot to complete install

 Press Enter to exit

problem solved ;
I used "OnBoot Maintenance".
this way I was able to do * .iso :)