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Firefox beta?

Postby melltuga » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:38 am

Is it possible to install the Firefox Beta in LMDE? I've been googling around but couldn't really find anything of use.

And another thing that's been bugging me for a long time; when I'm trying to remove mint-stylish-addon and the mint-search-addon synaptic wants to remove mint-meta-common and mint-meta-xfce as well. Is there any way around this? I know that I can just disable these addons in Firefox, but is there a way to delete them?

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Re: Firefox beta?

Postby secipolla » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:13 pm

For the firefox beta you would probably have to download it from mozilla, extract it and use it (you can use /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop from the Mint package by just editing the paths for the 'Exec', 'TryExec' and 'Icon' keys - so if you remove the firefox package make a backup of that file beforehand).

As for the meta-package, you could drop to the command-line (logout), uninstall those packages, then reinstall all the dependencies of mint-meta-common and mint-meta-xfce
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Re: Firefox beta?

Postby vrkalak » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:54 pm

You might have a look, at this Thread > viewtopic.php?f=47&t=75733

As it outlines the How-to: for installing Firefox-Aurora in both Mint (Ubuntu) and LMDE(Debian).
The procedures are different for each. But it is easily 'do-able'
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