technoshaun wrote:Normally adding a PPA repository to LMDE is a bad idea but getting Firefox 4 is a good idea. This is one of the few Ubuntu based applications that is binary compatible with LMDE and I am using right now.
First add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list file using any editor in root mode:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/fi ... ble/ubuntu maverick main
Save the file and then
sudo apt-get update
I highly suggest you use Synaptic to install Firefox 4 because a couple of recommended files that LMDE doesn't need get flagged for installation. Plus you will need to install the appropriate language packs for your locale that do not get flagged for install. Synaptic makes that so much easier.
Using the "Orgin" button look for ppa.launchpad.net, since the mozillateam ppa should be the only one in your sources list all things firefox4 related are here.
Firefox will be listed as upgradeable so select that. Select the appropriate language pack needed. Unselect firefox-globalmenu, ubufox and xul-ext-ubufox. Note that you will be unable to install firefox-gnome-support due to a dependency issue but it is not required.
Click apply after you have finished checking and unchecking everything.
You may have to edit your menu entries to allow for the correct launch. If you have a full path to the binary file for firefox just change it to firefox only. You will probably also have to select an icon for it as well. Nearly every Icon theme has an Icon for firefox in it so just navigate and select the icon from the theme you use.
TinyTony wrote:– Install Iceweasel 4 from the Experimental repository. Tutorial : http://mozilla.debian.net/ or viewtopic.php?f=141&t=70998
It seems that you need to install the libcairo2 package from the backports repos in order to make it work, someone confirms ?
Pros : uses the Debian package managing system, automatic creation of entries in the menu, autoupdates.
Cons : ?
- What happens with Firefox 3.6 from the Mint repo ? Is it replaced by Iceweasel 4.0 ? What about the ~/.mozilla/firefox profile ?
- What will happen when Iceweasel 4 will move from the experimental repo to the unstable or testing one ?
You are running Debian stable because you prefer the stable Debian tree. It runs great, there is just one problem: The software is a little bit outdated compared to other distributions. That is where backports come in. Backports are recompiled packages from testing (mostly) and unstable (in a few cases only, e.g. security updates), so they will run without new libraries (wherever it is possible) on a stable Debian distribution.
apt-get install -t squeeze-backports libcairo2 xulrunner-2.0 libmozjs4d iceweasel
bwat47 wrote:Yeah I decided to switch over to using the debian mozilla repo and installing iceweasel. Font smoothing looks much better with the debian packages compared to the mozilla binary.
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