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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2019, 09:04    Post subject:  

As far as I'm concerned, 'portable' is a useful descriptor for newer members to remember. And if 'portable', as in running from a flash drive that you can move from machine to machine, isn't a perfectly apt description of its abilities, then I don't know what is.

I refuse to get drawn into a long-running, pointless argument over semantics. BKJ, you call it what you like. Nobody is forcing you to do otherwise. And I, for one, see no merit in continuing this particular 'subject' any further. I can't for one moment imagine what put this particular 'bee' in your 'bonnet', nor why you appear to be pursuing it with such vigour. I wash my hands of it. Rolling Eyes


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B.K. Johnson

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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2019, 09:38    Post subject:  

I note with interest jrb's recent post approving the use of Fred's work, but I also note and you all should note too
Quote:
your excellent ffportable-inst script
my emphasis. Note no reference to portable firefox, but calls it more properly Firefox-portable (indicating, I suggest, a condition of Firefox rather than portable firefox, indicating a new application with possible copyright infringement). He who intended to ignore my post because he considered it picyaune may also want to ignore this one as a quibble.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2019, 10:18    Post subject: On a more serious note  

Dan_472 reported: "I can't watch "television" sites like cbs.com, fox.com, nbc.com, etc. The error message will be something like "video unavailable", though I can play it on the Ubuntu installation on this same laptop." http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1026738#1026738

Ignore my post to that thread. Promos and adds displayed, episodes similarly generated an "Code 2004" Error.

I think it has to do with the "woodbyn" --spelling? library.

Seems to be a problem for ALL web-browsers built for Puppies.
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PostPosted: Thu 02 May 2019, 10:10    Post subject:  

jrb wrote:
Hi Fred,

I have appended some script to the beginning and end of your excellent ffportable-inst script to use in both my Bionic32-light and my Precise-light projects. I thought you might be interested.

It will be activated from the Internet menu by a launch script that will run Firefox if already installed or run the install script. It can also be used to update Firefox-portable.

Thanks for the good work, J


Nice jrb !
From what I understand looking at your script there's also script /usr/local/bin/ffUUID needed, so I guess it works only on your light projects ?
In case that's true, if you like, maybe make a script or pet that works on all puppies ? (if possible)

EDIT; Ah, I see now how it's set up, /root/Choices/Templates/Script (you use to copy to /usr/local/bin/ffUUID and add some lines) , so ignore above, thanks again !

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PostPosted: Thu 02 May 2019, 16:07    Post subject:  

fredx181 wrote:
jrb wrote:
Hi Fred,

I have appended some script to the beginning and end of your excellent ffportable-inst script to use in both my Bionic32-light and my Precise-light projects. I thought you might be interested.

It will be activated from the Internet menu by a launch script that will run Firefox if already installed or run the install script. It can also be used to update Firefox-portable.

Thanks for the good work, J


Nice jrb !
From what I understand looking at your script there's also script /usr/local/bin/ffUUID needed, so I guess it works only on your light projects ?
In case that's true, if you like, maybe make a script or pet that works on all puppies ? (if possible)

EDIT; Ah, I see now how it's set up, /root/Choices/Templates/Script (you use to copy to /usr/local/bin/ffUUID and add some lines) , so ignore above, thanks again !

Fred

Hi Fred, Just finished revising and building into a .pet. That "/root/Choices/Templates/Script" business was too Puppycentric so I changed that to a more universal process. I'm attaching the .pet. Do feel free to make suggestions, use any or all of it, make it into a .deb, etc.

Quoting the info in /usr/share/doc/ffportable:
Quote:
You are about to install Firefox-portable.

It can be installed on harddrive (ssd) or any removeable drive,
it will survive changes of drive name (usb).

To reinstall or change drive locations just type ffinst in
a terminal or go to /usr/local/bin and click on ffinst

The first click on Menu->Internet->Firefox-portable will ask
you to install and then it will start Firefox. From then on
clicking Menu->Internet->Firefox-portable
will start Firefox.

To use this as your defaultbrowser change to:
Code:
ffportable_launch "$@"

in /usr/local/bin/defautbrowser


Have tried this in Bionic32, Stretch, Precise-light, Tahr. I think it should work in all Puppies, we'll find out.

Cheers, J

Warning!!! If you do a reinstall to a different drive with firefox_portable-0.6.pet in Precise it will delete the contents of your drive. Embarassed Crying or Very sad . Seems to be OK in Bionic32. Luckily I found this out on a usb test drive. Corrected in firefox_portable-0.7.pet
firefox_portable-0.7.pet
Description  Install and run Firefox-portable from the internet menu. (Safer version)
pet

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Filename  firefox_portable-0.7.pet 
Filesize  6.33 KB 
Downloaded  101 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Fri 03 May 2019, 14:03    Post subject:  

Thanks jrb !
I will test within the next days and get back about it.

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PostPosted: Sat 04 May 2019, 08:59    Post subject: Nasty flaw
Subject description: Don't use firefox_portable-0.6.pet
 

Please see the warning message above. If you have installed firefox_portable-0.6.pet, please uninstall it and install firefox_portable-0.7.pet.

Thanks for testing, J
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PostPosted: Wed 08 May 2019, 17:38    Post subject:  

Hi jrb, finally tried your package (sorry for the delay).
On itself the installing worked fine for me e.g. choice of drive and firefox-portable does run from menu entry, but... no sound, and also it's not using the "profile" folder as profile.
I think because of this line in /usr/local/bin/ffportable_launch :
Code:
 /mnt/$DRVNM/$FFDIR/firefox "$@"

Changing to this (run ff script) fixes it:
Code:
 /mnt/$DRVNM/$FFDIR/ff "$@"


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PostPosted: Wed 08 May 2019, 21:39    Post subject:  

fredx181 wrote:
Hi jrb, finally tried your package (sorry for the delay).
On itself the installing worked fine for me e.g. choice of drive and firefox-portable does run from menu entry, but... no sound, and also it's not using the "profile" folder as profile.
I think because of this line in /usr/local/bin/ffportable_launch :
Code:
 /mnt/$DRVNM/$FFDIR/firefox "$@"

Changing to this (run ff script) fixes it:
Code:
 /mnt/$DRVNM/$FFDIR/ff "$@"


Fred

Thanks Fred, Good catch. Shows poor testing on my part Embarassed

I have just incorporated this into Portable Browser Installer which will download and install the latest Firefox, Palemoon, and/or Seamonkey. All inspired by your script.

Thanks again, J

Note: only a 32bit version so far.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 May 2019, 15:26    Post subject:  

Updated 2019-05-31
See here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1025219#1025219
And first post.

Not really sure, but I think that this change will have effect on jrb's Portable Browser Installer
(url links to 32bit-additions and 64bit-additions has been changed)

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PostPosted: Fri 31 May 2019, 15:30    Post subject:  

Automatic updates! Ha!
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Jun 2019, 07:39    Post subject:  

Very handy..... that`s Cool !!!
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Jun 2019, 10:07    Post subject:  

'ffportable-inst.gz
Description Updated 2019-05-31, Remove fake .gz extension and make executable
gz

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Filename ffportable-inst.gz
Filesize 1.85 KB
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fred,
Could this be started from jrb's menu entry or the ff script only?
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Jun 2019, 10:49    Post subject:  

kuman11 wrote:
Could this be started from jrb's menu entry or the ff script only?


Not from jrb's menu entry, I think (jrb made modified/extended version of this) but if you run ffportable-inst you get a "firefox_67.0_32" folder (32 bit) or "firefox_67.0_64" (64 bit) and yes, from inside you can run the "ff" script.

EDIT: See EDIT and attachment here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1029566#1029566 for a fixed version of the modified ffportable-inst included in jrb's PortaBrowser pet.

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