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Old 04-25-2017, 05:01 AM   #1
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Current - Apr 24 updates - Firefox ESR ?


The Mon Apr 24 18:06:06 UTC 2017 updates for Current state "xap/mozilla-firefox-52.1.0esr-x86_64-1.txz".
For as far as I am aware Pat goes to ESR's for Current when a new stable release is upcoming. Is this the case now?
 
Old 04-25-2017, 05:04 AM   #2
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:08 AM   #3
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Thank you for the explanation.
Actually I am running Firefox 53.0 as downloaded from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#nl on Current64 without problems. The only thing one has to do is symlink /usr/lib/mozilla -> ../lib64/mozilla.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 09:34 AM   #4
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If you like using Firefox binaries provided by Mozilla, you may want to try latest-firefox.sh script written by one of LQ members, RuarÝ ědegaard. Haven't tried it myself, but I remember several LQ members using it without any problems. Its main advantage is that it repackages Mozilla provided binary into a proper Slackware package, which allows you to easily upgrade it.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 10:33 AM   #5
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I created a socalled "infra" package ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0g...ew?usp=sharing ) to set up the "infrastructure".
The only thing I have to do when installing a new Firefox version is replace the /usr/lib64/firefox directory with the untar of the download from mozilla.
 
  


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