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Offline ulfr

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firefox download issue
« on: February 24, 2021, 02:30:21 PM »

    hi jason w and everyone

    i have a problem with dcore-stretch
    downloading and loading firefox
    it will seem to download and build ok
    it will seem to load the sce ok
    but it will not make a link in the menu
    and will say not found if you try to run firefox from the aterm

    when i look in tcloop/firefox
    it does not contain a firefox start script or a firefox symlink in usr
    as firefox-esr does 

    firefox-esr works fine 

    any thoughts as to why this is happening
   
    thanks

    ulfr 


   

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Re: firefox download issue
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 05:04:34 AM »
Hi ulfr.  The package name 'firefox' is listed in the additional dependencies file on the server, because in the early days there were dependencies needed that were not brought in by sce-import.  But in more current Debian releases, firefox is actually firefox-esr and there is no firefox package.  Therefore a firefox.sce is able to be imported that has no firefox nor firefox-esr in it.  I can remove firefox from the additional dependencies file now, which I will do. 

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Re: firefox download issue
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 11:24:50 AM »

   thanks jason for your reply
   and for making dcore

   to get an updated firefox in dcore-stretch

   i managed to get fredx portable firefox (from the puppy linux forum)
   to run in dcore-stretch (with sound)
   i first load firefox-esr which provides the necessary dependencies
   and then run fredx portable firefox
   adding alsa and pulseaudio

   if you have the time and inclination
   i would like your thoughts on this

   also do you have another way to get an up to date firefox in dcore-stretch

   thanks again

   ulfr 


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Re: firefox download issue
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021, 01:30:58 PM »
Hi ulrf.  To easily install the latest Firefox in dCore, install and use the package dCore-firefox-installer.  You first need a browser like firefox-esr installed as the installer uses the web browser page to download the latest firefox.  After you have created a firefox-latest package using dCore-firefox-installer, you no longer need to have another browser installed.  To update firefox-latest, just run dCore-firefox-installer with firefox-latest extension loaded.  dCore-firefox-installer includes all the dependencies needed by firefox-latest and gets loaded when firefox-latest is loaded.  But pulseaudo is needed to be installed and running seperately of course.

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Re: firefox download issue
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 02:15:10 PM »
    hi jason w

    thank you so much for your reply

    i will follow your instructions   

    and once again thank you for dcore
    it is so awesome in so many ways

    we are not worthy 

    ulfr 
« Last Edit: February 28, 2021, 02:16:56 PM by ulfr »