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Old 07-09-2019, 02:23 AM   #61
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That's the same repository, just different host names (resolves to same cloudfront IP address for me) so that should have been the same tarball, unless they re-rolled it later in the day or something.

That directory should not be in the tarball, though, whether it causes a problem for everyone or not.
 
Old 07-09-2019, 03:29 PM   #62
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Firefox Stable 68.0 has been released today: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/, along with corresponding ESR version: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/

I hope the new ESR will be included in Slackware 14.2, which will resolve many problems with incompatible extensions.
 
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:27 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by arcctgx View Post
I hope the new ESR will be included in Slackware 14.2, which will resolve many problems with incompatible extensions.
ESR 68.0 was also released for -stable.
Quote:
Wed Jul 10 20:13:44 UTC 2019
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-68.0esr-i686-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-68.0esr-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
I had to reinstall themes when upgrading from ESR 60.x. Anybody else experiencing this?

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Old 07-11-2019, 10:42 AM   #64
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ESR 68.0 was also released for -stable. I had to reinstall themes when upgrading from ESR 60.x. Anybody else experiencing this?
Nope...my theme copied over.
 
Old 07-11-2019, 11:09 AM   #65
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Nope...my theme copied over.
Okay...might be a Firefox Sync setting I've missed somewhere.
 
Old 07-11-2019, 12:50 PM   #66
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I didn't copy mine over from the last computer...I just reinstalled it. Maybe that made a difference? (That is, when I went from my old computer on the 60.7.0 ESR to the new computer--also on 60.7, I didn't use sync. When I upgraded to 68, the theme was already being used the next time I started it.)
 
Old 07-11-2019, 01:26 PM   #67
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I didn't copy mine over from the last computer...I just reinstalled it. Maybe that made a difference? (That is, when I went from my old computer on the 60.7.0 ESR to the new computer--also on 60.7, I didn't use sync. When I upgraded to 68, the theme was already being used the next time I started it.)
I upgraded from -current 60.7.2 ESR. I rechecked the about:config theme settings and as fas as I know themes should be synced.
Code:
lightweightThemes.usedThemes
is set to modified
Code:
services.sync.prefs.sync.lightweightThemes.isThemeSelected;true
Every item is checked under Preferences Sync Settings. It's a minor nuisance since it only happened the first time I launched 68.0 ESR.

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Old 07-13-2019, 05:30 PM   #68
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For those who updated 14.2 (stable) from firefox-60.7.2esr to 68.0esr: Firefox-68 removed the option "Never check for updates". If you had this selected in Firefox-60esr, because of course you relied on Slackware updates, you are now set to "Automatically install updates". And there is longer a preference option to turn it off. The best you can do with preferences is to select "Check for updates but let me choose..."

I don't know what would happen when a Slackware Firefox package tries to update itself from the Mozilla.com site. I don't intend to find out, either. As root, I created the directory /usr/lib/firefox/distribution and within there created a file called policies.json with this line:

Code:
{ "policies" : { "DisableAppUpdate" : true } }
Firefox preferences now tells me that "Updates are disabled by your system administrator".
 
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:06 PM   #69
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Thanks for the warning!

A sledge hammer approach is user.js:

Code:
user_pref("app.update.auto", false);
user_pref("app.update.autoUpdateEnabled", false);
user_pref("app.update.disabledForTesting", true);
user_pref("app.update.enabled", false);
user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.telemetry_modules_ping", 0);
user_pref("app.update.mode", 3);
user_pref("app.update.silent", false);
user_pref("app.update.url", "");
user_pref("app.update.url.details", "");
user_pref("app.update.url.manual", "");

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Old 07-13-2019, 08:16 PM   #70
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I notice FF 68 automatically creates a new profile and defaults to that profile. To avoid this behavior, before launching FF68, add the following to the profiles.ini:

Code:
[Install4F96D1932A9F858E]
Default=xxxxxxxx.default<-This should be the same as the default Path=
Locked=1
 
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #71
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For those who updated 14.2 (stable) from firefox-60.7.2esr to 68.0esr: Firefox-68 removed the option "Never check for updates". If you had this selected in Firefox-60esr, because of course you relied on Slackware updates, you are now set to "Automatically install updates". And there is longer a preference option to turn it off. The best you can do with preferences is to select "Check for updates but let me choose..."

I don't know what would happen when a Slackware Firefox package tries to update itself from the Mozilla.com site. I don't intend to find out, either. As root, I created the directory /usr/lib/firefox/distribution and within there created a file called policies.json with this line:

Code:
{ "policies" : { "DisableAppUpdate" : true } }
Firefox preferences now tells me that "Updates are disabled by your system administrator".
While I do not doubt the usefulness of those information in the case of re-packaged binaries from Mozilla repositories, I would like to note that I never disabled the updates on Slackware or local built packages of Firefox, yet they never updated themselves, even I have the habit to go on "Help / About Firefox" for checking the version.

Then, I do not believe we should do those tricks on the Slackware Firefox packages or on the local built ones.

Last edited by ZhaoLin1457; 07-13-2019 at 08:49 PM.
 
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:58 PM   #72
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A sledge hammer approach is user.js:
This usually works, but there's also a 'Nuke from orbit' approach, via /etc/hosts
Code:
0.0.0.0 accounts.firefox.com
0.0.0.0 api.accounts.firefox.com
0.0.0.0 profile.accounts.firefox.com
0.0.0.0 oauth.accounts.firefox.com
0.0.0.0 detectportal.firefox.com
0.0.0.0 testpilot.firefox.com
0.0.0.0 color.firefox.com
#
0.0.0.0 profiler.firefox.com
0.0.0.0 crash-stats.mozilla.com
0.0.0.0 sync.services.mozilla.com
0.0.0.0 tiles.services.mozilla.com
0.0.0.0 search.services.mozilla.com
0.0.0.0 push.services.mozilla.com
0.0.0.0 firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com
0.0.0.0 mitmdetection.services.mozilla.com
0.0.0.0 token.services.mozilla.com
#
0.0.0.0 addons.cdn.mozilla.net
0.0.0.0 addons-amo.cdn.mozilla.net
0.0.0.0 accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net
0.0.0.0 content.cdn.mozilla.net
0.0.0.0 getpocket.cdn.mozilla.net
0.0.0.0 code.cdn.mozilla.net
0.0.0.0 telemetry-experiment.cdn.mozilla.net
0.0.0.0 snippets.cdn.mozilla.net
#
0.0.0.0 addons.mozilla.org
0.0.0.0 input.mozilla.org
0.0.0.0 install.mozilla.org
0.0.0.0 support.mozilla.org
0.0.0.0 coverage.mozilla.org
0.0.0.0 discovery.addons.mozilla.org
0.0.0.0 incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org
0.0.0.0 token.services.mozilla.org
#
0.0.0.0 tracking-protection-issues.herokuapp.com
0.0.0.0 onyx_tiles.stage.mozaws.net
0.0.0.0 sentry.prod.mozaws.net
0.0.0.0 webcompat.com
 
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:03 AM   #73
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I believe that promoting the banning of telemetry or of Mozilla services (like the addons) is a quite bad taste and good for nothing.

Contrary, I think that's not only dangerous, as Firefox cannot do properly its job and highly probably opening huge security issues, but also do a real unfavor to the users.

Look at those pure ALSA "fans" who cries on any guy shoulder that Mozilla ignores them.

BUT, I believe that they are also most likely the first ones who disables the telemetry, and Mozilla sees their number as next to zero.

Last edited by ZhaoLin1457; 07-14-2019 at 12:32 PM.
 
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:00 AM   #74
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Thanks to helpful slackers posting workarounds for the "new" firefox esr v68 "upgrades". I hated it so hard yesterday I logged in here with lynx to mark the youtube documentary helpful. Lynx is looking pretty good now, worth my time to get off the mozilla train until the universe regains some sanity. LOL, it might be fun.

All two free software browsers and their dozens of parasitic projects are awful in my opinion. Firefox UI is so ugly and it seems bloated with code for advertizers and/or clueless MicroSoft customers to me. I am going to keep yelling at the sky until the clouds go away. Icecat is okay, I tried it on current with a git version of ublock. Thanks Raymond.

Gtk3+ makes my eyes bleed, so does Qt in Plasma5. Thanks goodness Pat has not released anything, I am not ready for Slackware XV yet. man lynx
 
Old 07-14-2019, 11:57 AM   #75
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I believe that promoting the banning of telemetry or of Mozilla services (like the addons) is a quite bad taste and good for nothing.
Contrary, I think that's not only dangerous, as Firefox cannot do properly its job and highly probably opening huge security issues, but also do a real unfavor to the users.
I'm a tinfoil hat member with respect to privacy. I understand the sentiment and some data probably does help development efforts. Nonetheless I block telemetry efforts of any software that I am aware. The Mozilla developers are not forthright in what data they collect. I know about their web page disclaimer, but even after disabling telemetry from the GUI, data is still sent. No means no. I don't understand why developers refuse to understand that.

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This usually works, but there's also a 'Nuke from orbit' approach, via /etc/hosts
I have a similar list for my dnsmasq blocking.

Another trick is in user.js to change URL preferences to blank ("").

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I hated it so hard yesterday I logged in here with lynx to mark the youtube documentary helpful.
I discovered the Custom CSS tools, a replacement for the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, no longer can create a text layout list of search engines. The Mozilla devs now force icons only.

At work I have to support Firefox. I keep the software updated with the ESR branch. At home I remain content using 52.9. I don't care what the naysayers and doom-and-gloom users think about using an "unsupported" browser. I have long been a user who avoids cookies and JavaScript anyway.

I am disappointed when developers who support free/libre principles do not support user freedoms to let them do what they want. That is one reason I prefer Slackware at home. Pat's philosophy is not to assume how users should use software.
 
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