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Firefox Quantum portable with apulse All-in
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retry3

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2019, 10:54    Post subject:  

@ Mike

I downloaded the FF68 from your link and put it in root.

I was going to do the same for the UExtract file, but I noticed the Puppy Menu

has an entry in Utilities with that name; I am afraid to download now, because

for all I know, I could wind up with 2 files that are the same and having had

troubles with that situation before ,I will await your advice.

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2019, 12:06    Post subject:  

Hallo, retry3.

Now then; let's see what's what, shall we?

The FF package itself sitting in /root; that's OK for now. With regard to UExtract, no, you can't mess anything up with this one. It's what called a 'no-arch' package, meaning it works with both 32- and 64-bit Puppies - it's just a bunch of scripts, when all's said and done.

If you download and install UExtract 3.36, it simply overwrites the existing version.....you'll still have just the one Menu entry, but it'll be the newest version instead.

If you get that installed, I'd like an answer to one question, please. If you right-click on the Firefox package in /root, does UExtract show up in the context menu? Don't click on it, yet, though; I just want to know if it shows up at all. It should.

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Do you have your flash drive available and ready to use, or do we need to wait for you to find it?


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retry3

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2019, 20:21    Post subject: Progress  

Hey Mike

I downloaded the UExtract file and installed it.

When I open it from the Utility menu, it says it is UExtract 3.36. Okay

I selected all the files which highlighted them, and then "extract with".

The only option offered was "open with xarchive". I did not click on anything else except "close". I did this twice to be sure of what I saw.

Did not go any further.

Looking for the the USB sticks, will advise when found, after I do some things necessary to keep living.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2019, 23:02    Post subject:  

@ Mike

I got to wondering if I clicked on the FF file that you meant, so I went into root and right licked on ffportable-instgz instead of the Firefox 68 ESR,tar.gz file that I did the first time. I think I only Left clicked the Firefox 68 ESR file before. Suddenly there appeared more Firefox files that I think I deleted before.

I felt I had made a mistake, so I quit clicking anything.
I will try to attach a pic of what my root file looks like now, so you can see what happened.


I guess I should have asked you exactly which file you intended for me to click on.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 03:24    Post subject:  

@retry3, the file "Firefox 68 ESR.tar.gz" is the one from Mike you need to extract, you can just open a terminal and type:
Code:
tar -zxf "Firefox 68 ESR.tar.gz"

And press Enter
Then a "FIREFOX" folder will appear in /root
Go inside that folder and click START-FIREFOX and Firefox should run.

EDIT: Btw, it looks to me that the script ffportable-instgz that you clicked has done its job by creating the "firefox_68.0.1_64" folder, all you need to do to run Firefox is go inside that folder and click the "ff" file (but it's not the ESR version though)

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retry3

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 10:07    Post subject:  

@ Fred

Thanks for your insight and advice, much appreciated!

Since I want to run the ESR version if I can, I will wait and see what Mike has to say, if I haven't overburdened him with my blundering.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 11:08    Post subject:  

@ Mike

Upon further reflection, I think I probably left the the UExtract box open when I

clicked on ffportable-instgz, if that has anything to do with the mess I created.

As I just told Fred, I hope my blundering has not overburdened you.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 12:53    Post subject:  

@ Mike

I found 4 USB sticks unopened in original packaging:

2 GB pq1 Traveling Disk usb 2.0

8 GB Kingston Data Traveler usb3.1/2.0

16 GB PNY Attache 3 usb2.0

16 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit (very small size) usb 3.0

I also found a 1 into 4 USB expansion hub, or whatever you call them, and wondered if it would work well with all 4 ports loaded with sticks.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 15:53    Post subject:  

retry3 wrote:
clicked on ffportable-instgz, if that has anything to do with the mess I created.


Just for info: you didn't create a mess, the created files in /root should be there after running the ffportable-instgz script, nothing you did wrong (except maybe accidentally clicking that script) and these FF files can be deleted, since you want the ESR version, so then only the file "Firefox 68 ESR.tar.gz" is important to keep (contains the ESR version from Mike) and extracting it is all that is required.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 16:55    Post subject:  

Hey Fred -

Thanks a lot! That helps me regain a bit of confidence again, but more

importantly, sheds an understandable light on what happened and how to

proceed.

I'm guessing that Mike would agree and continue with the project he took

upon himself in a true Puppy spirit of helping each other, to show me how to

get it on a USB stick so that it is truly "portable".

You guys are great.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 17:07    Post subject:  

@ retry3:-

Oh, gawd. Looks like we've got another mess to clean up, haven't we?

I've been busy the last couple of days; since I didn't hear back from you, I got on with stuff that I needed to sort out.

Please don't take this the wrong way, but I did say that I was making a custom package for you.....and just you. It needs to be 'installed' to the flash drive in a specific way.....and if you've been trying to do it by yourself (which, all credit to you, at least you were trying!), then you've destroyed the sym-links I set up to make it as easy as possible for you.

I can't blame you for perhaps getting impatient....

I'll say this; I'm going to be busy now till at least Sunday. Family shit has reared its head again, and it's stuff I can't get out of, so.....please be patient.

---------------------------

We'll use that little SanDisk Ultra Fit drive; they're brilliant little sticks, and despite being USB 3.0, they still work faster through a USB 2.0 port than a normal USB 2.0 stick would.

If you'll put that to one side, and make sure you've got the Firefox package I asked you to download, come Sunday we'll get it all set-up for you. (Or as soon as you can spare the time...) Just bear with me, please..!


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2019, 19:55    Post subject:  

Hey Mike, ABSOLUTELY ! with you all the way!

However long it takes, and whatever I can do to make it easier, is the way it

will be.

Believe me, I fully understand and appreciate that what you are doing is just

for me, for which I feel very fortunate, and would in no way treat it lightly in

the least degree. You are the one who has to bear with me, not the other

way around.

Just to clarify, I was not being impatient in what I did, I was trying to follow

your instructions about finding out if UExtract showed up in the context menu

of FF and I must have LEFT clicked instead of RIGHT clicked and was shocked

when all those FF files exploded on the display box of Root. I was being

cautious because I sort of sensed that you had special things in the files

and was afraid I might accidentally mess them up; which of course is exactly

what happened.

I have had and seen enough people in my life who will not, or cannot. follow

clear wishes, advice, requests, directions, instructions, orders or commands,

rules, or defy them, or jump the gun, because they think they know better or

that they can be disregarded. I regret that you got the understandable

impression that you were dealing with one of them. I try to follow the

Golden Rule.

I will gladly stand by for as long as you desire, take your time,and I hope you

make the best of the family doings; no pressure from me. Enjoy!

Regards,
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Aug 2019, 03:29    Post subject:  

Edited my post here (to avoid possible confusion): http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1025219#1025219 (should have provided that info earlier, sorry)
To make clear that the purpose of the script is to run it from terminal, it shows some info then about the files created and which files can be deleted after successful running the script.
For example for 64 bit, something like this will show:
Code:
....
Downloading Firefox..
....
Extracting Firefox...
...
Done, the portable firefox folder is firefox_68.0.1_64
You can now delete the archives:
FF_68.0.1_64.tar.bz2 and ff64-additions.tar.gz



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PostPosted: Fri 02 Aug 2019, 15:51    Post subject:  

Hey Fred -

Thanks, that is very helpful.

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2019, 05:38    Post subject: Firefox-ESR portable  

*** Firefox-ESR portable *** (Extended Support Release)

Hi all, attached script will download and extract the latest Firefox-ESR and create portable directory (e.g. "firefox_68.0.1esr_32") including the apulse libs, after successful run, click the "ff" script inside the directory. The "profile" dir will be created inside too.
Remove fake .gz extension, make executable and run from terminal to see output, e.g.:
Code:
./ff-esr-portable-inst


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