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MEPIS 12/MX 14 Repository: The Firefox Thread

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#41 Post by SilverBear » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:33 pm

Stevo wrote:New stable update to 34.0.5 now in the test CR, along with updated language packs. . . .
Stevo,
I usually do not have the testing repo enabled; to get this package I did enable it in Synaptic, reloaded and the latest (actually the only) version I'm seeing for Firefox is
28.0~mozillabinaries-1mcr120+1 (mepis)

I also get this error message when I reloaded:

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GPG error: http://main.mepis-deb.org mepis12cr Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 0CA321713B07EE13GPG error: http://main.mepis-deb.org mepis12cr Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 0CA321713B07EE13Failed to fetch http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/dists/mepis12cr/testrepo/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I know about the public key, that's not relevent.
So: is the problem due to

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Failed to fetch http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/dists/mepis12cr/testrepo/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
?

I'm running Mepis 12 32bit.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#42 Post by chippy52 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:08 pm

Check the latest sources.list entries in the wiki. I think the testrepo has changed to repo.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#43 Post by kmathern » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:33 pm

chippy52 wrote:Check the latest sources.list entries in the wiki. I think the testrepo has changed to repo.
Actually it should be "test". That portion of the entry hasn't ever changed, it's always been "test", but Warren kept repeating the same error with several M12 iso releases.

Remove the "repo" from the second "testrepo" in the CR testrepo entry.

So this:
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/ mepis12cr testrepo
Becomes this:
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/ mepis12cr test
The M12 sources.list wiki entry is here: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... t_MEPIS_12

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#44 Post by SilverBear » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:50 pm

Right you are, Mr. M!
I had the relevant wiki page before me, but in my dotage apparently failed to notice the text change (compared to the default WW put in) on the last word in the repo list.
Thanks! FF 3 has installed faultlessly, picking up all my Iceweasel prefs & even the open tabs from my current/previous session before the install.

One potential problem: the FF install killed my "iceweasel." This was not my fault, and if the "Arctic Environmental Wildlife Defense Army" comes after me, I'm shifting the blame!! ;)
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#45 Post by lucky9 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:06 pm

I was somewhat surprised that the MX Package Manager would remove Iceweasel. I usually install Firefox using the kmathern script. It installs it in /opt (from memory) and it would leave Iceweasel if memory serves. I couldn't use both at the same time so it wasn't a 'feature' that I needed. I have Iceweasel still installed but I've never got Firefox closed to see if it'd work. I should go ahead an remove it. But I don't care about the space, and there's the possibility that Preferences would be lost. Anyone know for sure?

I installed Firefox manually this time. I'd used the MX Package Manager in a test install. So I knew what to expect. Things like disabling the back-ports repository before doing an upgrade. But needing it enabled to do some of the things that I wanted to do. Easy enough to change. I've made it a habit to check Settings/Preferences and Settings/Repositories when I open Synaptic. Saves a lot of problems as I know exactly what's going to be looked at and made available.
(When I'm testing I put /var/cache/apt/Archives on a FlashDrive. Saves a lot of downloading when testing.)
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#46 Post by kmathern » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:35 pm

lucky9 wrote:I was somewhat surprised that the MX Package Manager would remove Iceweasel. I usually install Firefox using the kmathern script. It installs it in /opt (from memory) and it would leave Iceweasel if memory serves. ...
The CR firefox package removes iceweasel because of the way the dependencies are in the control file:
$ apt-cache show firefox/mepis
Package: firefox
Version: 35.0~mozillabinaries-1mcr120+1
Architecture: i386
Maintainer: Mike Purtell (mmikeinsantarosa) <maintainer@mepiscommunity.org>
Installed-Size: 89373
Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.18), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.21), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14)
Conflicts: firefox-amd64, firefox-i686, iceweasel
Breaks: iceweasel
Replaces: firefox-amd64, firefox-i686, iceweasel
Homepage: http://mozilla.org
Priority: optional
Section: web
Filename: pool/test/f/firefox/firefox_35.0~mozillabinaries-1mcr120+1_i386.deb
Size: 41514982
SHA256: 3aac210aa4c39135bdbd9671b0533d14f4bd30dc2fdeca12f7b036b30e16a105
SHA1: 0f220910179925ae8abfe7f88e2043acf2f1fed1
MD5sum: 292565fc3580f0910e26f4093d1fb14a
Description: The Firefox web browser
The Mozilla Firefox Web Browser. It is a powerful, extensible web browser
with support for modern web application technologies.
.
This package consists of the Mozilla-provided static binaries and support
files bundled into a debianized package.
If I recall correctly it was setup that way because both the CR firefox package and iceweasel install a /usr/bin/firefox symlink and there would be a conflict if both packages were installed.

My firefox installer script doesn't create a /usr/bin/firefox symlink, so you could have both firefox and iceweasel installed if you wanted.

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#47 Post by lucky9 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:00 am

The MX PM does the job correctly to my mind.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#48 Post by SilverBear » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:22 am

One is good enough, thanks!
Using stock Mep12 v 19 of the weasel kept giving me "obsolete version" error messages on various sites.

It's bad enough that I'm losing my hair without being told my weasel is obsolete. . . y'know?
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#49 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:29 am

SilverBear wrote:It's bad enough that I'm losing my hair without being told my weasel is obsolete. . . y'know?
Rumor has it, there's medication for that. :p
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#50 Post by Stevo » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:43 pm

Per m_pav's recommendation, we decided to put the new releases straight into the main CR, after the packager tests for installation and usability. After all, this is what you'd get if you did the straight upgrade from Mozilla from the nag screen.

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