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[Solved] Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#11 Postby jmyersWVa » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:03 pm

uncle mark wrote:
GuiGuy wrote:Something wrong with your Synaptic settings?

I don't know what they'd be. I haven't touched them in ages. Went in a toggled a few things, but it made no difference. It's got me stumped.

What's the command for purging the apt cache?



UM See if they look like this. (if link works)

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... t_MEPIS_11

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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#12 Postby uncle mark » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:09 pm

jmyersWVa wrote:UM See if they look like this. (if link works)

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... t_MEPIS_11

Yeah, all that checks out. That was my exact sources.list before. I then renamed it and created a new one from Tim's post upthread. No change.
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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#13 Postby kmathern » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:46 pm

Welcome back Uncle Mark.

Try changing Synaptic's preferred distro setting (Settings => Preferences => Distribution [tab] ) and change the setting to "Prefer versions from: mepis" if it isn't already set to that.

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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#14 Postby timkb4cq » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Or from a terminal:

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su -c apt-get install -t mepis firefox-esr
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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#15 Postby uncle mark » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:59 pm

kmathern wrote:Welcome back Uncle Mark.

Try changing Synaptic's preferred distro setting (Settings => Preferences => Distribution [tab] ) and change the setting to "Prefer versions from: mepis" if it isn't already set to that.

The dropdown isn't populated at all.
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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#16 Postby uncle mark » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:04 pm

timkb4cq wrote:Or from a terminal:

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su -c apt-get install -t mepis firefox-esr


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mark@mepis11:~$ su -c apt-get install -t mepis firefox-esr
su: invalid option -- 't'
Usage: su [options] [LOGIN]

Options:
  -c, --command COMMAND         pass COMMAND to the invoked shell
  -h, --help                    display this help message and exit
  -, -l, --login                make the shell a login shell
  -m, -p,
  --preserve-environment        do not reset environment variables, and
                                keep the same shell
  -s, --shell SHELL             use SHELL instead of the default in passwd

mark@mepis11:~$
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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#17 Postby kmathern » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:07 pm

Enclose the command you want to run as su with some quotes

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su -c 'apt-get install -t mepis firefox-esr'

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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#18 Postby uncle mark » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:16 pm

kmathern wrote:Enclose the command you want to run as su with some quotes

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su -c 'apt-get install -t mepis firefox-esr'

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mark@mepis11:~$ su -c 'apt-get install -t mepis firefox-esr'
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package firefox-esr
mark@mepis11:~$


And here's my sources.list:

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# MEPIS improvements, overrides and updates--the MEPIS magic
deb http://nl.mxrepo.com/mepis/ mepis-11.0 main

# Debian Repos
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-lts main

# Mepis Community Main, Restricted, and Test Repos
deb http://mxrepo.com/mepiscr/repo/ mepis11cr main non-free
#
Desktop: Custom build Asus/AMD/nVidia -- MEPIS 11
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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#19 Postby kmathern » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:29 pm

I wonder if we maybe need to include the '--allow-unauthenticated' option for the M11 CR firefox-esr package.

The M11 CR packages weren't signed, or there wasn't a key for the M11 CR repos.

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su -c 'apt-get install --allow-unauthenticated -t mepis firefox-esr'

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Re: Firefox options for us Mepis 11 holdouts

#20 Postby timkb4cq » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:30 pm

Very strange...
What's the output of

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su -c "apt-get update"
?
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