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Old 11-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Talking How to update Firefox in Slackware?


I've installed Slackware 13 and Firefox needed updating. I've downloaded the bz2 update from Mozilla and I've extracted the files in to a directory titled Firefox.

How do I progess with the installation of these files? I've scanned these files and there is nothing obvious to give me a clue as to the next step.

Incidently Slackware is the only distro I've found as a replacement for Windows XP that can load into a Toshiba A30 laptop.
 
Old 11-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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See this post and adapt accordingly for language of UI (check in the script you'll download)
 
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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check the patches directory for slackware 13 at one of the mirrors. I just looked and it looks like there is a firefox 3.6.28 package available for download.

http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...ches/packages/

if you want a newer version you can download the source from a newer version of slackware and try to build it, but I can't guarantee that it would work.
 
Old 11-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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Hi,

I'm not sure about what you mean by "the only distro that fit my laptop" since most of the issues are kernel related.

The latest Slackware release is 14.1.

You can get it easily by picking a direct download or a torrent download.

I advise you to use the "torrent way" since there's plenty of seeders for this release.

Download links can be found here : http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

Now regarding Firefox, the current version shipped with 14.1 is the 24.1.0 ESR.

As you see, it's not a "cutting-edge" version but Slackware is not a Rolling Release meaning that everything is developped to provide the end user, a stable system.

From what I see in your profile, you are new to Slackware.

Reading the slackbook is good way to get started with Slackware.

It's included on the DVD iso.

Once you feel more confortable with the distro, you might fiddle with the source repository in order for you to adjust the packages of the distro to your liking.

Welcome on LQ and on Slackware
 
Old 11-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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ruario recently posted this link to the script he built to download and package the latest Firefox in Slackware format. I haven't tried it yet, but I saved it so I can try it when I need it.

http://www.panix.com/~ruari/latest-firefox

good luck
 
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #6
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Alternately, if only one user needs the new Firefox, then you can just dump the binary into your /home and run it from there.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 01:31 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Z038 View Post
ruario recently posted this link to the script he built to download and package the latest Firefox in Slackware format. I haven't tried it yet, but I saved it so I can try it when I need it.

http://www.panix.com/~ruari/latest-firefox

good luck
If you want the very latest version, issue the following:

Code:
$ curl -O http://www.panix.com/~ruari/latest-firefox
$ bash ./latest-firefox
If you would prefer the ESR, then change that last line to:

Code:
$ FFESR=Y bash ./latest-firefox
EDIT: I just realised that Didier Spaier already linked right to these instructions in another post. Sorry for the further duplication.

Last edited by ruario; 11-19-2013 at 01:34 AM.
 
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:28 AM   #8
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I just upgraded to the latest Firefox 25.0.1. I used the files from the Slackware tree source SlackBuild to compile the latest Firefox source tarball. Nothing special needed other than replacing the source tarball with the version you want to compile.
 
  


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