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Old 02-22-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.1 Why not Ship Firefox 1.0?


Stupid question but why doesn't Slackware 10.1 ship with Firefox 1.0? I just installed 10.1 and noticed that it comes with other browsers, like Netscape and Mozilla, but no Firefox. Does Pat think firefox is not stable enough yet?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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I don't know but you can always go to www.linuxpackets.net and download it and install yourself with pkgtool
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:18 AM   #3
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or just use the firefox installer
http://download.mozilla.org/?product...nux&lang=en-US
 
Old 02-22-2005, 02:20 AM   #4
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linuxpackets.net doesn't seem to be working with me... The one i know of and trust is linuxpackages.net. Give that a try.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 03:02 AM   #5
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i've heard that the third party package of firefox at linuxpackages.net
has some issues with it...such as themes and extensions support
 
Old 02-22-2005, 03:19 AM   #6
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Re: Slackware 10.1 Why not Ship Firefox 1.0?

Quote:
Originally posted by rovitotv
Stupid question but why doesn't Slackware 10.1 ship with Firefox 1.0? I just installed 10.1 and noticed that it comes with other browsers, like Netscape and Mozilla, but no Firefox. Does Pat think firefox is not stable enough yet?
Slackware 10.1 is a "maintainance" update, bumping program versions and fixing bugs/security holes. Likely in Slackware 11 firefox will ship.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:40 AM   #7
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The official release Firefox will work out of the box on Slackware!
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:59 AM   #8
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Yes, Firefox is scheduled to ship in Slackware 11.

I had no problems installing the package for firefox 1.0 from linuxpackages.net, and have installed flash, java, and several themes..
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:09 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by cereal83
I don't know but you can always go to www.linuxpackets.net and download it and install yourself with pkgtool
Thats http://www.linuxpackages.net
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:15 PM   #10
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I found that the linuxpackages 10.1 firefox package did not have anything in the plugins directory. I then found that java was not working anymore on my "current" machine either. I had a look around and found directories for four versions of mozilla in the /usr tree. The 1.7.5 version had a plugins directory pointing at a no longer existing java installation. I edited the softlink to where the latest java sdk is and it then worked. I then copied the java and flash plugins links to the firefox plugins directory and firefox worked also.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:53 PM   #11
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I've installed the package from www.linuxpackages.net Does anybody know how to make it use the default profile when i run firefox, when having a firefox already running. Doing ctrl+n is an option to start a new window, but i'm not used to doing this. Every time i run firefox, when a firefox window is already running, the new window will open with a "choose user profile" option and won't let you use the default profile. The same thing happens with the out-of-the-box mozilla. There is a lock file pointing at 127.0.0.1:<pid>, and the other windows you open with ctrl+n are child processes to this one. Is there anything i can do to attach the new window under this scheme?

Last edited by perfect_circle; 02-22-2005 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:23 PM   #12
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i'm running the official firefox
and use the script by gojamiegirl
in this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...firefox+script
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:23 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by kodon
i'm running the official firefox
and use the script by gojamiegirl
in this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...firefox+script
Thanks for the link. When you open up a new window of the browser, by rerunning the firefox executable, does this new window open activated, or is it inactive?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:33 PM   #14
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new windows or tabs created by the script are active
(they become the current focus)


i never start firefox by running the binary directly

Last edited by kodon; 02-22-2005 at 10:37 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:44 PM   #15
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Why not just download from www.mozilla.org? Firefox comes with an easy GUI installer which can be used to install it in any distro.
 
  


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