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[SOLVED] Firefox reinstallation

Postby plcstpierre on Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:44 pm

So I deleted /opt/firefox by mistake.

I have reinstalled firefox for fixing that mistake, but now firefox do not want to start.

When I invoke it by command line I got this message.

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plcstpierre@yoshi ~ % /opt/firefox/firefox
###!!! ABORT: file /home/clem/src/mozilla-release/ipc/chromium/src/base/thread_local_posix.cc, line 33
###!!! ABORT: file /home/clem/src/mozilla-release/ipc/chromium/src/base/thread_local_posix.cc, line 33
zsh: abort      /opt/firefox/firefox


And no, my username is not clem and my home directory is not clem.

I think the package have some hardcoded path. How can I help?
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Re: Firefox reinstallation

Postby Arran on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Do you use LMDE?

If YES, you should not use Firefox but Iceasel, which is firefox under another name. Add the following repos:
For Iceweasel (Firefox): http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backport iceweasel-release
For Icedove (Thunderbird): http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backport icedove-release

Mark the empty space in front of «squeeze...»!

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Re: Firefox reinstallation

Postby spandey on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:25 am

Delete .mozilla directory from Home. Then from terminal execute 2 commands.
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sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox


Just type Firefox and it will work.
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Re: Firefox reinstallation

Postby plcstpierre on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:05 pm

Do you use LMDE?


Yes I am using LMDE

If YES, you should not use Firefox but Iceasel, which is firefox under another name


Okay... but why mint provide its own package of firefox?

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yoshi% apt-cache show firefox
Package: firefox
Version: 5.0-1linuxmint1
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: Clement Lefebvre <root@linuxmint.com>
Installed-Size: 28976
Depends: firefox-l10n | firefox-l10n-en-us
Priority: optional
Section: web
Filename: pool/import/f/firefox/firefox_5.0-1linuxmint1_amd64.deb
Size: 11616178
SHA256: f976e87c467c7cf471409154daa0ed8b13a7a8b6cb7c5383ce99bf45d86f05b2
SHA1: 5fa3e91b36941613953205dbd3662a40d758871f
MD5sum: b034bf9509249c0e605b80cd56984438
Description: The Firefox web browser
 The Mozilla Firefox Web Browser.


Also, why should I add squeeze (stable) repository? My understanding is LMDE is based on testing (wheezy).

Delete .mozilla directory from Home. Then from terminal execute 2 commands.


Did not work, and I do not understand why a symlink to a broken executable should fixes the original file.
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Re: Firefox reinstallation

Postby spandey on Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:40 am

Hey we are just users like you trying to help each other. If you think it's a bug, why don't you raise a bug report.
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Re: Firefox reinstallation

Postby Arran on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:01 am

Hi Pierre

Debian is a strong believer in completely open software, wharas Mozilla has copyrighted some of their software. Mozilla agreed with Debian to use Firefox and Thunderbird and Sunbird (the calendar program) under the guise of Iceseasel, Icedove and Iceowl. If you use the mentioned repos, you will get all the necessary upgrades, what the usual LMDE repos do not do.

Personally I find it a bit daft for the endusers, but it seems to be a personal issue for some of the developpers. I now use my Ice-products and they run absolutely perfect. A don't care about animosities.
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Re: Firefox reinstallation

Postby plcstpierre on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:18 pm

I just wanted to understand what is the mint recommanded practices.

Thanks all for your help.
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