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Old 01-13-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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Firefox upgrade


Hello,everyone.

I am a newbie on FreeBSD,but use Slackware Linux a lot.Right now,I would like to upgrade my firefox on FreeBSD because it's obsolete (1.5.0.1).However,when I delete the package,it has dependencies with other package like gnome.How can I overcome it?Most importantly,how can I upgrade my firefox?

In Slackware linux,I just have to issue command upgradepkg to upgrade my package.Although FreeBSD is a lot like Slackware,it has some differences between them,like package upgrade.

Please drop me a line if you know how to upgrade firefox on FreeBSD.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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Have you tried using Ports for this? It's the *BSD package manager and is similar to Portage on Gentoo (Portage was based on Ports).
 
Old 01-16-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
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To upgrade anything in FreeBSD, make sure that your ports dir (/usr/ports) is up-to-date, & you can install most of your software through there.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 03:58 PM   #4
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Do you have the Ports collection installed? I highly recommend having it installed. There's a program called portupgrade that can be used for upgrading the various installed ports. The FreeBSD Handbook has a great page on using the Ports Collection. Definitly worth checking out the section on installing packages and ports. It will save you from a lot of stress in the future.

Here's the link: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html
 
Old 01-18-2007, 07:04 AM   #5
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Just a side note.. I failt to see all those similarities between FreeBSD and Slackware, which according to your post.. are quite a lot.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 08:05 AM   #6
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introuble,thanks for your reply.

Then which one do you think is better?I like FreeBSD more than Slackware Linux right now.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 09:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Swift&Smart
introuble,thanks for your reply.

Then which one do you think is better?I like FreeBSD more than Slackware Linux right now.
Such questions do not have accurate answers. What you will get is just personal opinion which greatly differs between individuals.

To resolve your Firefox issues, install the ports collection as mentioned above and portupgrade. If you want flash, realplayer and acroread support, then I suggest you install linux-firefox (its a package in freebsd ports) instead of BSDs firefox.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 01:33 PM   #8
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Such questions do not have accurate answers. What you will get is just personal opinion which greatly differs between individuals.
Actually.. if you re-read the question:

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Then which one do you think is better?
So, should I answer, he would in fact have an accurate answer, as he asked for my opinion. At the moment I'm inclined towards FreeBSD.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:54 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by introuble
Just a side note.. I failt to see all those similarities between FreeBSD and Slackware, which according to your post.. are quite a lot.
Well for one Slackware uses the BSD rc.d system...
 
Old 02-07-2007, 03:31 PM   #10
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Ok.. so that's One similarity.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 08:25 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Swift&Smart
Please drop me a line if you know how to upgrade firefox on FreeBSD.
I would do that that way:
Code:
# cd /usr/ports && make update
# portmaster -r firefox
# cd ~ && rm -rf .mozilla
if that does not helps I would also do that:
Code:
# cd ~ && rm -rf .gconf .gconfd .gnome2 .gnome2_private .mozilla
 
  


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