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I was using r-kiosk 7.2 for firefox 3.0 extension. However, now I have upgraded my firefox to 3.6 which requires the 8.1, So I tried a lot to find source or the .deb file of r-kiosk 8.1 in internet but, I could not. Finally, I downloaded it in r-kiosk.rpm and convert it to .deb using ALIEN. Now when I can Install it successfully, however, it does not effect my firefox browser and there is no extension in Addons of firefox.
Thanks for reply.
Just I have gone through the following new steps:
1. Changing the .rmp to .deb.
2. extracting the .deb file and move the relative files to the position as per my old r-kiosk 7.2.
3. There was some lack of files such as contents.rdf,rkioskbrowser.js, rkioskbrowser.xul, rkioskunknowncontentType.xul, rkioskpinstallConfirm.xul which I generated by:
- weget r-kiosk-0.8.1.-fx.xpi.
- xpi-unpack r-kiosk-0.8.1.-fx.xpi which generated the aforementioned files and then I put it in the related path.
4. I tried a lot to find/create the file: r-kiosk.jar which I could not.
5. I created the DEBIAN/control file
6. dpkg-deb --build folder.
7. dpkg -i .deb
However, I did not get the r-kiosk 8.1 in browser, even I check it by both:
- apt-cache policy r-kiosk
I am sorry I am newbie in linux world
I am sorry, I am able to install from firefox, but I dont want that way because, we have thousands boxes which get all repository from our local repository and get install everything including r-kiosk. That is why I want to put it part of my repository
Yeah I see why you wouldn't want to use the internal Firefox method on all of those machines. What if you installed it within Firefox on one machine, tarred up the ~/.mozilla directory and distributed that to the rest of the machines? As long as they're all running the same major version of Firefox it will likely be ok. I've even seen different version of Firefox handle that rather gracefully.
I solved the problem, and am keen to explain it for future users who may have got the same problem:
1. Download the source of r-kiosk as .rpm
2. convert it to .deb using alien.
3. wget the r-kiosk.0.8.1-fx.xpi file and then modify the .xml files to the where they needs .xpi file.
4. arrange the files as per your old kiosk 7.2 by cut and paste.
5. debuild -us -uc It will generate the .deb file.
6. dpkg -i debianfilename.deb