Firefox 4 series Orphaned? + x86_64 Online Updating

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Firefox 4 series Orphaned? + x86_64 Online Updating

Post#1 by jcuk » 23 Jun 2011, 10:51

After checking out the Mozilla Security announcements and related articles yesterday
I seem to remember a statement that further support for Firefox 4.0 may be skipped
and a transition to 5.0 made. Orphaning the v4 series.

With the nicely ciustomized (slackware access plugin) in the next release - could you check to make
sure that it remains possible to update it online to mozilla servers?

AFAIR I tried an online update from 4.0.0 to 4.0.1 in an early RC for x86_64 v1.0 and it didnt work.
The SLAX-remix FireFox 3.6.xx continues to happily update online, a year after it was released...

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Re: Firefox 4 series Orphaned? + x86_64 Online Updating

Post#2 by fanthom » 23 Jun 2011, 20:57

Firefox in Porteus comes from official Slackware repo - can anybody check if Firefox updates automatically in Slackware?
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Re: Firefox 4 series Orphaned? + x86_64 Online Updating

Post#3 by Tonio » 24 Jun 2011, 01:01

Firefox by itself does not update in Slackware. even if you click check for updates and update via it. To update Firefox, I usually run
# slackpkg update
# slackpkg install-new
# slackpkg upgrade-all

when official Slackware releases updates, I apply them via above commands to maintain running current :)
I learned this from as they provided a howto:

This is what I have encountered, others may use official Firefox packages and can update from the browser itself :), but if one uses official slackware packages.

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