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#1 2022-08-07 22:09:02

nobodyuknow
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[SOLVED] install either Firefox Beta or Nightly

Devuan offers Firefox ESR, but what about also installing either Firefox Beta or Nightly? Would they overwrite configuation files at /home/user/.mozilla? Does either offer an advantage over the other, given that it would be used simply as a second browser?

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#2 2022-08-07 22:49:47

GlennW
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Re: [SOLVED] install either Firefox Beta or Nightly

I see it's not nightly, or Beta but, whenever a dot release is released I get a new version to download.

I'm running FF 103.0.1 from mozilla ... https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

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#3 2022-08-07 22:56:09

GlennW
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Re: [SOLVED] install either Firefox Beta or Nightly

a readme.txt from https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla. … README.txt

Please use download.mozilla.org to retrieve the latest Firefox beta. 

For example, if you wish to download the US English installer for Windows (32bit)
the url is
   https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-beta-latest&os=win&lang=en-US

This could be pasted into the location bar of a browser, or used with curl or wget,  e.g. 
wget -O FirefoxSetup.exe "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-beta-latest&os=win&lang=en-US"
...

see the doc for a listing of the commandline options...

you may see the versions here... https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla. … /releases/

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#4 2022-08-07 23:01:53

GlennW
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Re: [SOLVED] install either Firefox Beta or Nightly

Installed from an archive .tar.bz2. No making or compiling.

I follow this install proceedure.

#!/bin/bash

echo "installing firefox-103.0.1.tar.bz2"

mv /home/glenn/Downloads/firefox-103.0.1.tar.bz2 /home/glenn/local/archive/src/apt/SOURCES/

# archived :  /home/glenn/local/archive/src/apt/SOURCES/firefox-103.0.1.tar.bz2

cd /opt

# wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/xy.z/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-xy.z.tar.bz2

tar xfj /home/glenn/local/archive/src/apt/SOURCES/firefox-103.0.1.tar.bz2

# remove the old firefox links

mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold

# or after backup of bookmarks and passwordz

# apt remove firefox-esr

# create new link

ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

# copy statusBar script.

rsync -avh /home/glenn/build/userChrome.css /opt/firefox/browser/chrome/

I hope this helps.

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#5 2022-08-08 14:30:18

Camtaf
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Re: [SOLVED] install either Firefox Beta or Nightly

If I want something other than Firefox ESR, i download it from Mozilla website to a directory in my /home directory, & then run it from there, works without interferring with the main one.

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#6 2022-08-09 21:21:39

nobodyuknow
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Re: [SOLVED] install either Firefox Beta or Nightly

Thanks to everyone who responded.

I decided to chance it and follow Camtaf's advice, as I already do that for Pale Moon. I know how to edit a desktop-file, so I now have Nightly running via an icon on the Cinnamon taskbar. In .mozilla/firefox, there is now an entry of somestuff.default-nightly, so my fears of Nightly clobbering ESR's configuration was unfounded. I found a suitable icon in firefox-nightly/browser/chrome/icons/default, so this is a happy ending.

Last edited by nobodyuknow (2022-08-09 21:35:23)

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