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Trying to install FirefoxESR 24.8.1
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mgolden

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 12:25    Post_subject:  Trying to install FirefoxESR 24.8.1
Sub_title: FirefoxESR 24.8.1
 

I installed Puppy Linux 5.7 on an old Gateway laptop about two months ago.

Shortly thereafter I managed to upgrade the supplied FirefoxESR 17.0.11 to FirefoxESR 24.7.0

Heck if I can remember how I did it.

Now I'm in the process of installing Puppy Linux 5.7 on a Dell Desktop computer and I'd like to upgrade the FirefoxESR 17.0.11 to FirefoxESR 24.8.1

I downloaded the firefox-24.8.1esr.tar.bz2 file from Mozilla and extracted it to ~/my-documents/firefoxESR_24.8.1

The program appears to run OK from this folder but I'm wanting to properly install it so the Browser icons connect to the new version.

Any ideas?
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Semme

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 13:26    Post_subject:  

Yeah! ESR's @ 31.1.1. Extract the new build to /usr/lib and fire *its* executable.

If she runs OK, delete the other FF folder and you're done.

Others prefer a more laborious method..

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mgolden

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 15:25    Post_subject:  

Semme -

Your suggestion worked perfect.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 15:28    Post_subject:  

Happy to hear it! Pup's so modular I just can't get on board with those *other* methods.
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