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Old 06-05-2008, 04:55 AM   #1
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Question Is there a way to update Firefox in DSL?


I tried to update Firefox a couple of times but without success. When I start downloading the Firefox update DSL locks up. Is there a way to make this work? Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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Just download the UCI

Just download the UCI http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...x-2.0-gtk1.uci
That should work quite well and be as updated as possible.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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I tried to download your suggestion but it caused my browser to lock-up. My version of Firefox is 1.0.6 I think it is out of date. I have been doing a little research and think I can download an update for Firefox with apt. I will give it a try and let you know how it works out.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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I have an updated version of Firefox downloaded to my DSL PC but have not been able to install it. I also downloaded thunderbird an e-mail program. I was able to unpack and extract it but so far have not been able to figure out how to install these programs and make them work. On thunderbird I used this command in a shell
"gzip -d /tmp/mydsl/thunderbird-2.0.0.14.tar.gz" then used this command "tar xvf /tmp/mydsl/thunderbird.tar" that is as far as I've gotten. I looked at the readme file but there were no directions on install process.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #5
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Cool If you downlaoded the source....

I'm going to assume you downloaded the source packages. So what you have done should give you a folder saying thunderbird-something-something...

Hopefully what I've said is correct.

So now install the gnu-utils and the gcc1-with-libs packages. Then simply ./configure; make; make install. There is a good chance that it won't install (because of outdated libraries and such) so give us the error messages when you get them.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 06:25 AM   #6
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I have already installed the gnu-utils but do not think I have installed gcc1 with libs packages. I now have a folder that says thunderbird on it and have tried the command ./configure and /configure but I get a message that says there is no folder by that name. Do I need to create a folder by that name in the thunderbird folder to make it work?
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:10 PM   #7
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OK I tried your suggestion the following is how...

rootbox:CD /tmp/mydsl/thunderbird
rootbox:./configure


error message says "No such file or directory"

Before I did the above I downloaded the programs you suggested using "mydsl" with no problems and rebooted my pc. I know that I am doing something wrong but have no clue.
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:10 AM   #8
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So I was cruising...

So I was cruising the forums on different sites to try to figure out what the problem was and, I think I may have found it. I you go to the Mozilla website and download their Linux package it doesn't come in a source file! You instead download a binary package in which the people from Mozilla have built an installer from. There when you unpack the file there should be a tbird or thunderbird binary file. Run it. This should start the installer.

The forum I found the answer on:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=613459&page=1
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:38 AM   #9
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Thank you for the info I will give it a try.I am still learning how DSL works but think that this Linux OS is awesome!
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:29 AM   #10
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Using the methods described in this thread, will the version of Firefox that's built-in to DSL be updated, or will the user end up with two versions of Firefox on their computer? I want to keep my working copies of DSL as small as possible, and having two copies of Firefox would not be helpful. ;-)

The difficulty of removing the built-in apps like Firefox is the biggest frustration I have when using DSL. One of the reasons I bought the official DSL book was for learning how to remove apps I don't use so I can create a REALLY Damn Small Linux live CD, but the section on removing apps is a mere two paragraphs.

I'd really like an officially-developed remaster that includes almost no end-user apps like word processors or browsers or games, etc, etc. Something SUPER small where you install every app via the MyDSL system or by fully remastering. It would be a great option for people who want to use DSL as a base to create their own custom-purpose livecds. I have all sorts of different uses for livecds that contain different apps, some personal and others for work. For this purpose, DSL actually has TOO MUCH stuff pre-packaged. But it's SO DARNED easy to use that I'm hesitant to switch to something like full Knoppix or Linux From Scratch.
 
  


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