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Any manage to install Waterfox?

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#21 Post by Caesar2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:31 pm

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#22 Post by mw1649 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:32 am

I installed it about 6 weeks ago on mx16 but there was some issue which I cannot remember exactly! I think it was something with addons that I like to use. Loaded Palemoon and am happy with that.
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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#23 Post by kernelkurtz » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:55 am

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echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

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curl https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=hawkeye116477 | sudo apt-key add -

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install waterfox
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I'll add my vote to adding Waterfox to the MX repos.

Just a quick note of thanks for this code Sir. Worked perfectly here, and this may well become my default browser.

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#24 Post by Mauser » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:25 pm

PhilH wrote:I didn't really "install" it. I just went to https://www.waterfoxproject.org/downloads,
selected the Linux "Compressed Archive",
downloaded it to a convenient directory,
left clicked on the .tar.bz2 file,
left clicked on the "Extract" button,
went to the "Waterfox" directory where the files were extracted,
scrolled down to the "waterfox" executable and left clicked it.
As was said above, it asked about importing info, and away I went.

While I don't have an install that the update manager knows about (up to me to keep it current :happy: , it runs all the extensions I wanted to use.

Guess I'll have to "get with the program" and see about installing it the "right way". Thanks for the tips above. But for now I'm good to go.

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It didn't work for me. What executable?

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#25 Post by skidoo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:41 am

They are building their packages on gcc-6
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I haven't found any trace of their debianized sources on the Net.
I found a bsd "freshports", but no building-on-linux activity aside from that of hawkeye116477
and I have no idea what's involved, changing from use of clang (as found) to gcc.
just getting Waterfox source code from github is a pain, too. If you download a 500 MB zip of the repo, it's always a bad zip, and if you git clone it, you end up with close to 5 GB in the folder, most of which is not source but git objects.
Would the instructions offered here help?
https://github.com/CodeBlastr/SYSTEM/wi ... -Repo-Size

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#26 Post by PhilH » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:24 pm

The executable is called "waterfox". It is the next to last entry in the (whatever directory you put it in)/waterfox. It's listed in Thunar as executable.
Hope this helps.

Just had a thought (oh, and Merry Christmas, BTW), you may have to double-click the executable in the file listing to get it to run. Hope that's the ticket!

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#27 Post by Stevo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:44 pm

Getting the source currently won't do any good, since it requires a newer version of rustc to compile than we have in Stretch. That's why Debian stopped backporting Firefox for releases like Stretch and Jessie.

We might be able to backport rustc, but it looks to be a complicated process at the very least.

We could just bundle the binary like we do with Firefox, though.

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#28 Post by mw1649 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:29 am

Re-installed Waterfox using the code;

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echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
curl https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=hawkeye116477 | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install waterfox[/quote]
Found that my required addons work when I select "File>New Non-e10s Window" so I am happy to use Waterfox so far!

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#29 Post by Mauser » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:47 pm

PhilH wrote:The executable is called "waterfox". It is the next to last entry in the (whatever directory you put it in)/waterfox. It's listed in Thunar as executable.
Hope this helps.

Just had a thought (oh, and Merry Christmas, BTW), you may have to double-click the executable in the file listing to get it to run. Hope that's the ticket!

PhilH (in NC)
Thanks. I only see it in the MX Installer and it won't won't open from thre. Where would it be in Thunar?

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Re: Any manage to install Waterfox?

#30 Post by PhilH » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:35 pm

@Mauser
If you have successfully installed it using the MX installer, it should appear in the Internet tab of the listing of all your programs (click on the MX symbol at the left/bottom of your screen, then point your cursor at the Internet tab). If you installed it by downloading the .tar.gz file from the Waterfox website then you 'll have to go to the directory where you downloaded it, extract all the files, then go to the directory where you extracted the files and scroll to the bottom of the file listing - assuming you have the file names in ascending order, or is that descending(?) - then just click/double-click on the waterfox executable. Waterfox won't appear in the listing of all your installed programs, if you do the extracting thing, since you didn't really install it, and the program database doesn't know anything about it.

Hope this helps,
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