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How to update Firefox

Post#16 by Ed_P » 10 Sep 2017, 14:36

SxN wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 14:31
I couldn't find any browser whatsoever. Ironically, there is a torrent client :%)
SxN did you look here: http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/Porteus-v3.2.2/modules/ ? Download, put in a Porteus modules folder, activate.
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Post#17 by Bogomips » 10 Sep 2017, 14:42

@ SxN

This post could also maybe help with orientation in newest Porteus: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)
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Post#18 by SxN » 10 Sep 2017, 15:03

This is a message sent with my new Opera browser on my new Porteus system :)

Thanks Ed_P, it works!

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Post#19 by Ed_P » 10 Sep 2017, 21:07

Opera!! I thought you were looking for Firefox!!

:D Happy you got a working system. :)
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Post#20 by Ed_P » 11 Sep 2017, 16:29

If you're looking to migrate your old Firefox settings to the current version you can use M. Eerie's clever script which copies the whole .mozilla folder to a module or you can backup and restore just the main files that get changed using Firefox. The Firefox files I backup are:

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cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/plugins                                     /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini                        /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/places.sqlite      /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/formhistory.sqlite /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/prefs.js           /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/xulstore.json      /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/logins.json        /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/permissions.sqlite /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/key3.db            /tmp/mod/
if [ -d            /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/extensions/ ]; then
   cp -a --parents /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/extensions/*       /tmp/mod/
fi
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.java/deployment/security/exception.sites            /tmp/mod/
Good luck with your upgrade efforts SxN.


-edit-

Speaking of M. Eerie's script can someone explain the -e9 and -d operands in the two XZ_OPT= commands?

And

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+ rm -rf /home/guest/Desktop/profile-firefox/
rm: cannot remove '/home/guest/Desktop/profile-firefox/home': Permission denied

guest@porteus:~$ ls -lght Desktop
total 3.3M
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  1.7M Sep 11 15:15 profile.firefox-20170911-1514.xzm
drwxr-xr-x 3 root    60 Sep 11 15:14 profile-firefox/
-rw-r--r-- 1 users 1.5M Sep 11 15:14 profile.firefox-20170911-1514.tar.xz
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Post#21 by M. Eerie » 18 Oct 2017, 19:18

My apologies for the late reply, Ed_p.

I've been very busy at work and at home, thanks to Neko builds of Budgie :D

Explanation:

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XZ_OPT=e9
tells to use maximum rate compression.

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XZ_OPT=d
is the switch to decompress data.

xz is a compression algorithm that doesn't know about filesystem, hence, tar is needed to collect the directories and files and generates uncompressed container data.
The oneliner parses this container to xz to get the final .tar.xz compressed file.

xz and squash, are specialists that are used to produce worm* files. And that's the kind a .xzm module is.

* write once/read many


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Post#22 by M. Eerie » 07 Nov 2017, 17:06

EDIT: Added name to the script building latest firefox (mkfirefox)

I've been doing some code cleaning and came with this:

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#!/bin/sh
# SAVE FIREFOX profile

cd $(xdg-user-dir DESKTOP)
tar cf - $HOME/.mozilla | tar xfp -
mksquashfs ./home/ firefox-profile-$(date +%Y%m%d-%H%M).xzm -b 1M -comp xz -Xbcj x86 -noappend -keep-as-directory
rm -r ./home

if [ "$(which kdialog)" ]; then
	kdialog --msgbox "Firefox config SAVED, copy the resulting .xzm in BASE or MODULES folder inside your porteus folder"
else
	Xdialog --msgbox "Firefox config SAVED, copy the resulting .xzm in BASE or MODULES folder inside your porteus folder" 0 0
fi
As a bonus, I added the same for Chromium users:

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#!/bin/sh
# SAVE CHROMIUM profile

cd $(xdg-user-dir DESKTOP)
tar cf - $HOME/.config/chromium | tar xfp -
mksquashfs ./home/ chromium-profile-$(date +%Y%m%d-%H%M).xzm -b 1M -comp xz -Xbcj x86 -noappend -keep-as-directory
rm -r ./home

if [ "$(which kdialog)" ]; then
	kdialog --msgbox "Chromium config SAVED, copy the resulting .xzm in BASE or MODULES folder inside your porteus folder"
else
	Xdialog --msgbox "Chromium config SAVED, copy the resulting .xzm in BASE or MODULES folder inside your porteus folder" 0 0
fi
And finally, I found from the @neko packages, a script named mkfirefox who builds a module right from the latest firefox:

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#!/bin/sh
#====< root >====
if [ `whoami` != root ]
then
	echo "This command must be used by root."
	exit 1
fi

#====< mkfirefox/mkthunderbird >====
CMD=$0
CMD=${CMD##*/}
if [ "$CMD" = mkfirefox ]
then
	CMD="firefox"
else
	CMD="thunderbird"
fi

#====< Default >====
if uname -m | grep "x86_64" >/dev/null
then
	ARCH=x86_64
	OS=linux64
else
	ARCH=i686
	OS=linux
fi
. /usr/local/share/mkfirefox/bin/lang.list
LOCALE=`lang2localeID`

#====< ARG >====
ERROR=no
MAX=$#
#DeBug echo "MAX=$#"
i=0
while [ $i -lt $MAX ] 
do
#DeBug	echo $1
	AR=$1
	shift
	i=`expr $i + 1`
	if [ "${AR:0:1}" = "-" ]
	then
		ERROR=yes
		echo "option error: -$AR"
		continue
	fi
	case $AR in
	32)
		ARCH=i686
		OS=linux
		;;
	64)
		ARCH=x86_64
		OS=linux64
		;;
	*)
		LOCALE=$AR
		;;
	esac
done
if [ $ERROR = yes ]
then
	exit 1
fi


mkdir -p /tmp/mkfirefox
for i in 1 2 3 4 5
do
	if wget --no-check-certificate "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=${CMD}-latest&os=${OS}&lang=${LOCALE}" -P /tmp/mkfirefox
	then
		break
	fi
	sleep 1
done
if [ ! -f /tmp/mkfirefox/* ]
then
	rm -fr /tmp/mkfirefox
	exit 1
fi

packagecompression=`file /tmp/mkfirefox/* | cut -d ' ' -f 2`
cp -a /usr/local/share/mkfirefox/lib/${CMD} /tmp/mkfirefox/firefox-dir
if [ -d /tmp/mkfirefox/firefox-dir/home ]
then
	chown -R guest:guest /tmp/mkfirefox/firefox-dir/home/guest
fi

(
cd /tmp/mkfirefox
$packagecompression -dc /tmp/mkfirefox/index.html* | tar -x
grep version ${CMD}/application.ini | cut -d '&' -f 2|cut -d '=' -f 2 > ver
mv ${CMD} firefox-dir/usr/lib/.
)


V=`/bin/ls /var/log/packages/ | grep amkslimjet |rev`
V=${V:0:1}

VER=`cat /tmp/mkfirefox/ver`

mv /tmp/mkfirefox/firefox-dir 004-${CMD}-$LOCALE-$VER-$ARCH-${V}
rm -fr /tmp/mkfirefox

#/usr/local/share/mkfirefox/bin/mklog 004-${CMD}-$LOCALE-$VER-$ARCH-${V}
mklog 004-${CMD}-$LOCALE-$VER-$ARCH-${V}
rm -fr 004-${CMD}-$VER-$ARCH-${V}.xzm
#/usr/local/share/mkfirefox/bin/mkXZM 004-${CMD}-$LOCALE-$VER-$ARCH-${V}
mkXZM 004-${CMD}-$LOCALE-$VER-$ARCH-${V}
rm -fr 004-${CMD}-$LOCALE-$VER-$ARCH-${V}
The code below needs to be in the same folder as the above script, and be named lang.list

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## lang.list
##=== available firefox locale ID ===##
# ach,af,an,ar,as,ast,az,be,bg,bn-BD,bn-IN,br,bs,ca,cs,cy,da,de,dsb,el,en-GB,en-US,en-ZA,eo,es-AR,es-CL,es-ES,es-MX,
# et,eu,fa,ff,fi,fr,fy-NL,ga-IE,gd,gl,gu-IN,he,hi-IN,hr,hsb,hu,hy-AM,id,is,it,ja,kk,km,kn,ko,lij,lt,lv,mai,mk,ml,mr,ms,
# nb-NO,nl,nn-NO,or,pa-IN,pl,pt-BR,pt-PT,rm,ro,ru,si,sk,sl,son,sq,sr,sv-SE,ta,te,th,tr,uk,uz,vi,xh,xpi,zh-CN,zh-TW
##========================================##

lang2localeID()
{
case $LANG in
#aa_DJ
#aa_ER
#aa_ET
af_ZA* )	echo -n af; ;;
#am_ET
an_ES* )	echo -n an; ;;
#ar_AE
#ar_BH
#ar_DZ
#ar_EG
#ar_IN
#ar_IQ
#ar_JO
#ar_KW
#ar_LB
#ar_LY
#ar_MA
#ar_OM
#ar_QA
#ar_SA
#ar_SD
#ar_SY
#ar_TN
#ar_YE
ar_* )		echo -n ar; ;;
as_IN* )	echo -n as; ;;
ast_ES* )	echo -n ast; ;;
#ayc_PE
az_AZ* )	echo -n az; ;;
be_BY* )	echo -n be; ;;
#bem_ZM
#ber_DZ
#ber_MA
bg_BG* )	echo -n bg; ;;
#bho_IN
bn_BD* )	echo -n bn-BD; ;;
bn_IN* )	echo -n bn-IN; ;;
#bo_CN
#bo_IN
br_FR* )	echo -n br; ;;
#brx_IN
bs_BA* )	echo -n bs; ;;
#byn_ER
#ca_AD
#ca_ES
#ca_FR
#ca_IT
ca_* )		echo -n ca; ;;
#crh_UA
cs_CZ* )	echo -n cs; ;;
#csb_PL
#cv_RU
cy_GB* )	echo -n cy; ;;
da_DK* )	echo -n da; ;;
#de_AT
#de_BE
#de_CH
#de_DE
#de_LU
de_* )		echo -n de; ;;
#doi_IN
#dv_MV
#dz_BT
#el_CY
#el_GR
el_* )		echo -n el; ;;

#en_AG
#en_AU
#en_BW
#en_CA
#en_DK
en_GB* )	echo -n en-GB; ;;
#en_HK
#en_IE
#en_IN
#en_NG
#en_NZ
#en_PH
#en_SG
en_US* )	echo -n en-US; ;;
en_ZA* )	echo -n en-ZA; ;;
#en_ZM
#en_ZW
en_* | C)	echo -n en-US; ;;

es_AR* )	echo -n es-AR; ;;
#es_BO
es_CL* )	echo -n es-CL; ;;
#es_CO
#es_CR
#es_CU
#es_DO
#es_EC
es_ES* )	echo -n es-ES; ;;
#es_GT
#es_HN
es_MX* )	echo -n es-MX; ;;
#es_NI
#es_PA
#es_PE
#es_PR
#es_PY
#es_SV
#es_US
#es_UY
#es_VE
es_* )		echo -n es-ES; ;;

et_EE* )	echo -n et; ;;
eu_ES* )	echo -n eu; ;;
fa_IR* )	echo -n fa; ;;
ff_SN* )	echo -n ff; ;;
fi_FI* )	echo -n fi; ;;
#fil_PH
#fo_FO
#fr_BE
#fr_CA
#fr_CH
#fr_FR
#fr_LU
fr_* )		echo -n fr; ;;
#fur_IT
#fy_DE
fy_NL* )	echo -n fy-NL; ;;
ga_IE* )	echo -n ga-IE; ;;
gd_GB* )	echo -n gd; ;;
#gez_ER
#gez_ET
gl_ES* )	echo -n gl; ;;
gu_IN* )	echo -n gu-IN; ;;
#gv_GB
#ha_NG
he_IL* )	echo -n he; ;;
hi_IN* )	echo -n hi-IN; ;;
#hne_IN
hr_HR* )	echo -n hr; ;;
hsb_DE* )	echo -n hsb; ;;
#ht_HT
hu_HU* )	echo -n hu; ;;
hy_AM* )	echo -n hy-AM; ;;
#ia_FR
id_ID* )	echo -n id; ;;
#ig_NG
#ik_CA
is_IS* )	echo -n is; ;;
#it_CH
#it_IT
it_* )		echo -n it; ;;
#iu_CA
#iw_IL
ja_JP* )	echo -n ja; ;;
#ka_GE
kk_KZ* )	echo -n kk; ;;
#kl_GL
km_KH* )	echo -n km; ;;
kn_IN* )	echo -n kn; ;;
ko_KR* )	echo -n ko; ;;
#kok_IN
#ks_IN
#ku_TR
#kw_GB
#ky_KG
#lb_LU
#lg_UG
#li_BE
#li_NL
lij_IT* )	echo -n lij; ;;
#lo_LA
lt_LT* )	echo -n lt; ;;
lv_LV* )	echo -n lv; ;;
#mag_IN
mai_IN* )	echo -n mai; ;;
#mg_MG
#mhr_RU
#mi_NZ
mk_MK* )	echo -n mk; ;;
ml_IN* )	echo -n ml; ;;
#mn_MN
#mni_IN
mr_IN* )	echo -n mr; ;;
ms_MY* )	echo -n ms; ;;
#mt_MT
#my_MM
#nan_TW
nb_NO* )	echo -n nb-NO; ;;
#nds_DE
#nds_NL
#ne_NP
#nhn_MX
#niu_NU
#niu_NZ
#nl_AW
#nl_BE
#nl_NL
nl_* )		echo -n nl; ;;
nn_NO* )	echo -n nn-NO; ;;
#nr_ZA
#nso_ZA
#oc_FR
#om_ET
#om_KE
or_IN* )	echo -n or; ;;
#os_RU
pa_IN* )	echo -n pa-IN; ;;
#pa_PK
#pap_AN
pl_PL* )	echo -n pl; ;;
#ps_AF
pt_BR* )	echo -n pt-BR; ;;
pt_PT* )	echo -n pt-PT; ;;
ro_RO* )	echo -n ro; ;;
#ru_RU
#ru_UA
ru_* )		echo -n ru; ;;
#rw_RW
#sa_IN
#sat_IN
#sc_IT
#sd_IN
#se_NO
#shs_CA
si_LK* )	echo -n si; ;;
#sid_ET
sk_SK* )	echo -n sk; ;;
sl_SI* )	echo -n sl; ;;
#so_DJ
#so_ET
#so_KE
#so_SO
#sq_AL
#sq_MK
sq_* )		echo -n sq; ;;
#sr_ME
#sr_RS
sr_* )		echo -n sr; ;;
#ss_ZA
#st_ZA
#sv_FI
sv_SE* )	echo -n sv-SE; ;;
#sw_KE
#sw_TZ
#szl_PL
#ta_IN
#ta_LK
ta_* )		echo -n ta; ;;
te_IN* )	echo -n te; ;;
#tg_TJ
th_TH* )	echo -n th; ;;
#ti_ER
#ti_ET
#tig_ER
#tk_TM
#tl_PH
#tn_ZA
#tr_CY
#tr_TR
tr_* )		echo -n tr; ;;
#ts_ZA
#tt_RU
#ug_CN
uk_UA* )	echo -n uk; ;;
#unm_US
#ur_IN
#ur_PK
uz_UZ* )	echo -n uz; ;;
#ve_ZA
vi_VN* )	echo -n vi; ;;
#wa_BE
#wae_CH
#wal_ET
#wo_SN
xh_ZA* )	echo -n xh; ;;
#yi_US
#yo_NG
#yue_HK
zh_CN* )	echo -n zh-CN; ;;
#zh_HK
#zh_SG
zh_TW* )	echo -n zh-TW; ;;
#zu_ZA
* )			echo -n en-US; ;;
esac
}
From the code, It should be easy to build up thunderbird and other browsers as well.

I hope @neko won't complain

All credit goes to him :)
Last edited by M. Eerie on 09 Nov 2017, 16:27, edited 1 time in total.

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How to update Firefox

Post#23 by neko » 08 Nov 2017, 05:58

@M. Eerie
Anybody can use and modify my source files without permission.
I am happy if my result will be useful for anyone.

Thank you very much for your introduce my result.

Thanks.

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