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MX-14 Firefox can't install / Solved

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MX-14 Firefox can't install / Solved

#1 Post by outlaw » Sun May 15, 2016 2:56 pm

I'm still running MX-14 ... long story.
Tried updating my system several weeks ago and got update errors for Iceweasel.
Discovered Iceweasel is no longer available.
Removed Iceweasel and tried to install Firefox using MX Package Installer.
(which gives lots of unmet dependency errors.)

So I downloaded the latest Firefox and executed from the extracted directory.
Problem is I can't set Firefox as the default system wide web browser since it's not really installed.

Can someone please tell how I install Firefox in MX-14 or set Firefox as the default even if it's
not properly installed.

Thanks in advance
Tom
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Re: MX-14 Firefox can't install

#2 Post by Stevo » Sun May 15, 2016 3:23 pm

Could we see what repos you have enabled with the command

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inxi -r
From your Iceweasel statement, I'd guess you were using the mozilla.debian.net backports for Wheezy.

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Re: MX-14 Firefox can't install

#3 Post by Gordon Cooper » Mon May 16, 2016 12:33 am

Stevo wrote:Could we see what repos you have enabled with the command

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inxi -r
From your Iceweasel statement, I'd guess you were using the mozilla.debian.net backports for Wheezy.
Iceweasel is certainly available here for the Boss's MX-14 installation, repo says most recent version 38.8.0
Homebrew64 bit Intel duo core 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Kingston SSD, Seagate1TB.
Primary OS : MX-17.1 64bit. Also MX17, Kubuntu14.04 & Puppy 6.3.
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Re: MX-14 Firefox can't install

#4 Post by Stevo » Mon May 16, 2016 4:26 pm

I also tested installing the community repo Firefox 46.0.1 via the package installer on MX 14 in a VM, and had no problems, which makes me want to see outlaw's software sources.

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Re: MX-14 Firefox can't install

#5 Post by outlaw » Wed May 18, 2016 1:18 pm

Thank you all for your replies.
I "tricked" the system and apps into believing iceweasel was still installed.

# ln -s /home/apollo/bin/firefox-45.0.2/firefox iceweasel

Not the most elegant solution but my time is extremely limited right now.

BTW how do mark a post as solved?

Thanks again ....

Tom

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Re: MX-14 Firefox can't install

#6 Post by lucky9 » Wed May 18, 2016 3:04 pm

Edit the Subject line of your first post.
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
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