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theif519 07-05-2011 08:22 PM

How do I launch Firefox 7.0a1 Nightly Build from a .bz2 package
 
I got Thunderbird 5.0a2 Beta because it had the file that runs it in there, but I can't find it anywhere in the Firefox Nightly Build one. There's also no config file in there either, and I don't want to replace my Aurora 6.0a2 Beta with the very unstable Alpha until I try it out. I would try it in the Virtual Machine but it'd take too long to set it all up.


http://nightly.mozilla.org/

I downloaded the .bz2 file and Archiver extracted it for me. I remember in Slackware you just use installpkg on .bz2 files... Or was it .gz... I forget, anyway, how can I run Nightly-Build? Run-Mozilla.sh opens my Aurora browser.

andrewthomas 07-05-2011 09:11 PM

You should be able to just extract the file to your home directory and run the firefox binary.

kindofabuzz 07-05-2011 09:13 PM

unpack it to somewhere like /home and then just run ./firefox from the directory

theif519 07-05-2011 09:54 PM

I wish it was that easy. I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong, but instead of in my home directory, in my home directory I made a directory called "Packages" where I store my tarball and source code, and firefox is a directory and when I do ./firefox in that directory it brings up aurora. I can add the PPA, but doing so will overwrite Aurora

craigevil 07-05-2011 10:02 PM

Use the full path, for example mine is:
/home/craig/Downloads/firefox/firefox

You might want to create a new profile first by starting either one with firefox -p

theif519 07-05-2011 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craigevil (Post 4406281)
Use the full path, for example mine is:
/home/craig/Downloads/firefox/firefox

You might want to create a new profile first by starting either one with firefox -p

Code:

theif519@theif519-Inspiron-580s:~/Packages/firefox$ /home/theif519/Packages/firefox/firefox
theif519@theif519-Inspiron-580s:~/Packages/firefox$ /home/theif519/Packages/firefox/firefox -p
theif519@theif519-Inspiron-580s:~/Packages/firefox$

Both of the commands opened Aurora. Is there a way to have two identical packages without one overwriting the other? For instance, if I add the nightly-builds repository, as soon as I upgrade Firefox, Aurora would be gone. The main reason I don't want to replace Aurora is because of Fire.fm which helps me study, code, and even game, and it barely takes up any resources at all. Web of Trust, NoScript, and AdBlock Plus work on it, but no Fire.fm and FireFTP *Although I can use BareFTP or one of Ubuntu's FTP programs*... Wait, does Ubuntu have any Last.fm extensions/packages which run in the background? Banshee takes you directly to the website *Which is a pain*

theif519 07-05-2011 10:23 PM

I found a nice Last.fm client, and although it's not as appealing as the one in the browser, I might consider adding the PPA... but I'd like to do that only IF I can't get nightly builds


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