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Old 07-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
"/home/firefox"
????

if you are going to put it in YOUR home folder then do so

/home/bluecat/firefox

you need the location to that folder in the system path
so the system can find the "firefox" binary executable file
"/home/bluecat/firefox/firefox"
I edited the /etc/profile with:
Code:
PATH=$PATH:/home/bluecat/firefox:$1
Upon rebooting I get-
Code:
[bluecat@localhost ~]$ echo PATH
PATH
[bluecat@localhost ~]$
Is the location still wrong?
 
Old 07-27-2014, 06:13 PM   #17
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you forgot the "$"
Code:
echo $PATH
 
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:24 PM   #18
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you forgot the "$"
Code:
echo $PATH
Code:
[bluecat@localhost ~]$ echo $PATH
/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/home/bluecat/firefox::/home/bluecat/.local/bin:/home/bluecat/bin
[bluecat@localhost ~]$
Now ./configure?
 
Old 07-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #19
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there is no "configure"
it is a self contained binary download

it is already built
cd into the folder ( or open a terminal IN that folder) and type
Code:
./firefox
or
double click on the program "firefox"
 
Old 07-27-2014, 10:34 PM   #20
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I still have FF 24-

I used Google translate. Valmis means completed or finished.

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...slate.png.html
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul.../ff24.png.html
 
Old 07-27-2014, 10:36 PM   #21
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I downloaded from the link you provided in post #4 so I don't know what's going on--?
 
Old 07-27-2014, 10:46 PM   #22
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are you using the version of firefox in the firefox folder
from inside the firefox folder run
"/home/bluecat/firefox"
to make 100% sure that you are in that folder

Code:
cd /home/bluecat/firefox
./firefox
and post the error if any
 
Old 07-27-2014, 11:20 PM   #23
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Code:
[bluecat@localhost firefox]$ /home/bluecat/firefox
bash: /home/bluecat/firefox: Is a directory
[bluecat@localhost firefox]$ 

[bluecat@localhost ~]$ cd /home/bluecat/firefox
[bluecat@localhost firefox]$ ./firefox
bash: ./firefox: Is a directory
[bluecat@localhost firefox]$
Looking at my Home directory I see the FF file upon double clicking on it; it takes me to another file marked firefox. When I open that second file in the terminal and type ./firefox
I get the same thing as in the screenshot.

When I close the terminal FF closes.
When I start FF again the window with the changes flashes for a moment but opens the same version of FF after I choose yes I want it to be my default browser.

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 07-27-2014 at 11:27 PM.
 
Old 07-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #24
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from the firefox directory you should have about 40 files
a list like this
Code:
 ls -l
total 71568
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users       57 Jul 23 00:21 active-update.xml
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      663 Jul 23 00:21 application.ini
drwxr-xr-x 8 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 browser
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users       40 Jul 23 00:21 chrome.manifest
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 components
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   127824 Jul 23 00:21 crashreporter
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users     4003 Jul 23 00:21 crashreporter.ini
drwxr-xr-x 3 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 defaults
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      127 Jul 23 00:21 dependentlibs.list
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 dictionaries
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   131264 Jul 23 00:21 firefox
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   131272 Jul 23 00:21 firefox-bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 icons
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users      899 Jul 23 00:21 libfreebl3.chk
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   471112 Jul 23 00:21 libfreebl3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users     9880 Jul 23 00:21 libmozalloc.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   725584 Jul 23 00:21 libmozsqlite3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   219096 Jul 23 00:21 libnspr4.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   965736 Jul 23 00:21 libnss3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   526056 Jul 23 00:21 libnssckbi.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users      899 Jul 23 00:21 libnssdbm3.chk
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   119520 Jul 23 00:21 libnssdbm3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   141864 Jul 23 00:21 libnssutil3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users    17424 Jul 23 00:21 libplc4.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users    15184 Jul 23 00:21 libplds4.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   140184 Jul 23 00:21 libsmime3.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users      899 Jul 23 00:21 libsoftokn3.chk
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   218488 Jul 23 00:21 libsoftokn3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   203592 Jul 23 00:21 libssl3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users 58187560 Jul 23 00:21 libxul.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   124112 Jul 23 00:21 mozilla-xremote-client
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users 10153658 Jul 23 00:21 omni.ja
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      136 Jul 23 00:21 platform.ini
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   114592 Jul 23 00:21 plugin-container
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users     2321 Jul 23 00:21 precomplete
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users    36326 Jul 23 00:21 removed-files
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users     8915 Jul 23 00:21 run-mozilla.sh
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      825 Jul 23 00:21 Throbber-small.gif
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   179904 Jul 23 00:21 updater
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      681 Jul 23 00:21 updater.ini
drwxr-xr-x 3 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 updates
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      132 Jul 23 00:21 update-settings.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users    15562 Jul 23 00:21 updates.xml
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 webapprt
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   164328 Jul 23 00:21 webapprt-stub
the above program the RED line is the program

with the 24 Long term support version installed
the new 31 version when launched from the terminal SHOULD open a window telling you that it is checking the addons for compatibility
then a window asking what ones to turn off

then 31 and the NEW interface ( tabs on top ) will launch


well just go and uninstall the esr long term support

somehow you are lunching THAT one and not the NEW one in the firefox folder

Code:
su -
yum uninstall firefox

Last edited by John VV; 07-27-2014 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 12:17 AM   #25
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from the firefox directory you should have about 40 files
a list like this
Code:
 ls -l
total 71568
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users       57 Jul 23 00:21 active-update.xml
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      663 Jul 23 00:21 application.ini
drwxr-xr-x 8 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 browser
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users       40 Jul 23 00:21 chrome.manifest
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 components
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   127824 Jul 23 00:21 crashreporter
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users     4003 Jul 23 00:21 crashreporter.ini
drwxr-xr-x 3 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 defaults
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      127 Jul 23 00:21 dependentlibs.list
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 dictionaries
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   131264 Jul 23 00:21 firefox
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   131272 Jul 23 00:21 firefox-bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 icons
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users      899 Jul 23 00:21 libfreebl3.chk
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   471112 Jul 23 00:21 libfreebl3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users     9880 Jul 23 00:21 libmozalloc.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   725584 Jul 23 00:21 libmozsqlite3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   219096 Jul 23 00:21 libnspr4.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   965736 Jul 23 00:21 libnss3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   526056 Jul 23 00:21 libnssckbi.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users      899 Jul 23 00:21 libnssdbm3.chk
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   119520 Jul 23 00:21 libnssdbm3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   141864 Jul 23 00:21 libnssutil3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users    17424 Jul 23 00:21 libplc4.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users    15184 Jul 23 00:21 libplds4.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   140184 Jul 23 00:21 libsmime3.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users      899 Jul 23 00:21 libsoftokn3.chk
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   218488 Jul 23 00:21 libsoftokn3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   203592 Jul 23 00:21 libssl3.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users 58187560 Jul 23 00:21 libxul.so
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   124112 Jul 23 00:21 mozilla-xremote-client
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users 10153658 Jul 23 00:21 omni.ja
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      136 Jul 23 00:21 platform.ini
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   114592 Jul 23 00:21 plugin-container
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users     2321 Jul 23 00:21 precomplete
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users    36326 Jul 23 00:21 removed-files
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users     8915 Jul 23 00:21 run-mozilla.sh
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      825 Jul 23 00:21 Throbber-small.gif
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   179904 Jul 23 00:21 updater
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      681 Jul 23 00:21 updater.ini
drwxr-xr-x 3 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 updates
-rw-rw-r-- 1 UserName users      132 Jul 23 00:21 update-settings.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 UserName users    15562 Jul 23 00:21 updates.xml
drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName users     4096 Jul 23 00:21 webapprt
-rwxrwxr-x 1 UserName users   164328 Jul 23 00:21 webapprt-stub
the above program the RED line is the program

with the 24 Long term support version installed
the new 31 version when launched from the terminal SHOULD open a window telling you that it is checking the addons for compatibility
then a window asking what ones to turn off

then 31 and the NEW interface ( tabs on top ) will launch


well just go and uninstall the esr long term support

somehow you are lunching THAT one and not the NEW one in the firefox folder

Code:
su -
yum uninstall firefox
I did get the "checking your addons for compatability with this version of FF" in a window.
The new FF launches and ask's me "Peruuta" which means Cancel (in what language I don't know) or "Sulje" which means close tabs. Not sure where to uninstall the esr LTS. !?

In this screenshot I am launching FF from within the folder where all the binary's are-
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...01156.png.html
 
Old 07-28-2014, 01:28 AM   #26
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Not sure where to uninstall the esr LTS. !?
I already told you how
Code:
su -
yum uninstall firefox
use the package manager
 
Old 07-28-2014, 02:06 AM   #27
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I already told you how
Code:
su -
yum uninstall firefox
use the package manager
The old FF 24 is gone I removed it with:
Code:
yum remove firefox
The FF Icon is now missing from my Application Menu.

In anger, I downloaded the FF 31 from Mozilla Firefox website--
Now I am able to launch the new FF 31 but only by going to my Downloads directory opening the FF folder and clicking on the actually ff script.

I don't even know at this point; John, how I managed that--LOL!

I'll have to link it somehow to the Applications Menu but I'll have to think on that for a while.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 02:49 AM   #28
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Now that I have pondered on this a tad I now recall what was not working.

Any attempt to move the FF file with it's binary files failed.
I tried with the tar.bz download that you provided me with and I also tried several time with the Mozilla FF download. file. No dice. Using cmd-line with root privileges and the mv cmd failed.
Cut worked but paste was grayed out in the attempt to move the file to /opt.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 07:30 PM   #29
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After contemplating I composed a list of 6 entries for a new file.

In theory it should add the FF Icon to the Applications Menu.

In the past this practice worked for an Application that I installed so it may or may not apply to a browser Icon.

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox
Exec=/home/bluecat/Downloads/firefox/firefox
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/Reference.xpm
Type=Browser
Categories=Internet
If it works I'll let you know. (not on that machine today)
 
Old 07-29-2014, 06:58 PM   #30
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No dice, I tried to create that file and Nano would have any part in it.
I created a regular file using gedit as well.

Code:
Error writing "name of file" No such file or directory
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...ampFF.png.html

Evidently, the "Desktop Entry" only works with Applications- Worked for me in the past:-

I'm going to just enjoy my fresh installation and soldier on.

Thank You John for helping me.-
 
  


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