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Old 06-26-2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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Firefox tarball


Where did you get the tarball? I'd like to give it a try, too.

(oops! Never mind - hadn't read scasey's post above)

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Old 06-27-2018, 01:28 PM   #2
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. . . but on my system I can't run the extracted binary. Complains of a missing library. Well, the library is there, but not the exact version that the newer firefox requires. Am sure there would be more such dependency failures even if I could manage to find and load the named missing one - and not mess up a bunch of other applications in the process. So much for 'stand-alone', which is what caught my eye on this thread in the first place.
 
Old 06-27-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
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Hmmm. Did you go to the "Advanced Install Options & Other Platforms"? It's a css pop-up dialog box, so doesn't have a link of its own.
I think the "Download Now" button on the link I posted will give you what the site thinks is the right version for your distro...which may not be correct.
 
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https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/62.0b3/
 
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The "Download Now" button didn't do anything, so I went to the next level and chose 32-bit Linux. Downloaded and extracted just fine.

I know nothing about the "Advanced Install Options & Other Platforms". Was that a download option from the firefox page, or something i can tweek after downloading? I'll post this before I run out of connection minutes, then try looking for that.
It's a link on the page I posted a link to...but jefro's link to the ftp site is probably the better way to go.

[I'm quoting here dogpatch's post to the original thread. This discussion got split off from that Solved thread...so I hope he finds that out ]
 
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I think I got it moved correctly. maybe?
 
Old 06-27-2018, 08:46 PM   #7
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Probably. I can't see when you moved it, but I suspect dogpatch posted after you made this (admittedly) unrelated discussion a new thread...and now I can't find the old one (cause my posts aren't there anymore...)...found it: dogpatch posted to that thread "Today, 11:27 AM"
"Today" is June 27, 2018.

Not complaining, it was a good call to split this off.

And again, the link to the ftp.mozzila.org is much better/cleaner than trying to navigate the too-fancy (IMO) website, so thanks for that, too.

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Old 06-27-2018, 10:06 PM   #8
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Maybe we lost the OP?
 
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Dogpatch was not the OP on the original thread...that person was able install a “stand-alone firefox” and marked his thread solved. Dogpatch was having trouble doing that, hence this (now) new thread...of which dogpatch is the de facto OP.
 
Old 07-03-2018, 10:15 PM   #10
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Hi guys - I've found the new thread, split off. (Kinda cool to be a 'de facto OP') Was offline for a week (my slow life in Nicaragua), now to recap:

I still don't see an "Advanced Install Options & Other Platforms" option. Unless that was the alternate page where i chose 32-bit Linux, English?

At any rate, upon checking the firefox download page for system requirements (which i ought to have done before downloading), they list five required libraries that are missing or too old on my system, and four more recommended libraries likewise missing or old. But, how does this qualify as 'stand-alone'? Am i mistaken in thinking stand-alone means a statically linked binary with no dynamic dependencies?

I've now gone to the ftp site recommended by jefro, and can see the 53M tar file firefox-62.0b3.tar.bz2 dated 25 Jun 2018. Don't have the wherewithal to download it right now (slow life in Nicaragua). And my guess is it won't be much different than the 52.3M (54,859,547B) firefox-61.0.tar.bz2 that i've already downloaded and for which i'm missing several dependencies.

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