[Solved] Firefox can't update to the latest version

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[Solved] Firefox can't update to the latest version

Post#16 by Ed_P » 26 Apr 2021, 16:13

burdi01 wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 10:01

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guest@porteus:~$ which firefox
which!!! I've never heard of this command. :shock:

And the .ini files in it look like the ones M. Eerie posted.

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guest@porteus:~$ which firefox
/usr/bin/firefox
guest@porteus:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/firefox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Mar 23 23:27 /usr/bin/firefox -> /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/firefox*
guest@porteus:~$ ls -l /usr/lib64/firefox*/*.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  887 Mar 18 07:12 /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/application.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4003 Mar 18 06:35 /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/crashreporter.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  164 Mar 18 07:46 /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/platform.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  132 Mar 18 07:46 /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/update-settings.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  638 Mar 18 07:46 /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/updater.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  887 Mar 18 07:12 /usr/lib64/firefox/application.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4003 Mar 18 06:35 /usr/lib64/firefox/crashreporter.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  164 Mar 18 07:46 /usr/lib64/firefox/platform.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  132 Mar 18 07:46 /usr/lib64/firefox/update-settings.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  638 Mar 18 07:46 /usr/lib64/firefox/updater.ini
guest@porteus:~$ 
What I am trying now is to change the app.update.interval from 6848000 to 68480000. Time will tell if it solves the problem.
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[Solved] Firefox can't update to the latest version

Post#17 by Ed_P » 30 Apr 2021, 19:01

Ed_P wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 16:13
What I am trying now is to change the app.update.interval from 6848000 to 68480000. Time will tell if it solves the problem.
It failed after a day or two. :(

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[Solved] Firefox can't update to the latest version
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1197474 wrote: I believe there's actually two prefs: app.update.promptWaitTime controls the popups, app.update.badgeWaitTime controls the green icon. Given that that's the case, I would expect that changing these both to a really large number would work. The numbers are in seconds, so something like "999999999" would mean a delay of around 30 years between when the update is downloaded and when the notification is displayed, which is probably enough time.
Changed app.update.promptWaitTime to 999999999. We'll see how long it lasts.

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[Solved] Firefox can't update to the latest version
Not even 24 hrs. :hammer:

Changed app.update.checkInstallTime.days from 63 to 363. Will see how long this works.

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[Solved] Firefox can't update to the latest version
Just a day. :wall:

Maybe a newer version will solve the problem. :unknown:

Going from server version 87.0 to 88.0.
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[s][Solved][/s] Firefox can't update to the latest version

Post#18 by Ed_P » 10 Jun 2021, 20:33

How can the Alterivate Solution mentioned here be implemented in our Firefox modules? Where is the firefox executable stored in Porteus?

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/mnt/live/memory/images/firefox-87.0-x86_64-en-US.xzm/usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/distribution

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guest@porteus:~$ ls -l /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/distribution
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-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 466 Mar 23 23:27 distribution.ini*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  58 Jun 10 16:41 policies.json
guest@porteus:~$ cat /usr/lib64/firefox-87.0/distribution/policies.json
{
"policies": 
   {
     "DisableAppUpdate": true
    }
}
guest@porteus:~$ 
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Looks very promising so far. :happy62: :)
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[s][Solved][/s] Firefox can't update to the latest version

Post#19 by Ed_P » 14 Jun 2021, 06:53

This works. :celebrate3: No update prompt in days. ncmp please add to future Firefox browser downloads.
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