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#1 2018-06-13 14:28:23

supusr
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From: Pacific Northwest, USA
Registered: 2017-05-14
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[Solved] Firefox 60

I have been using Debian (testing) with snapd installed.  That allows me to install the newest snap package for firefox and refresh it when desired without changing any other sources or having to pin or prioritize any packages.  My first question is whether I can do the same in Devuan or whether there are issues with the tweaks that have been made to eliminate systemd.

Last edited by supusr (2018-06-13 15:28:36)

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#2 2018-06-13 15:13:23

golinux
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Re: [Solved] Firefox 60

snapd is on the banned package list for systemd dependency.  So no you wouldn't be able to install snaps on Devuan.  Unless, of course, you adopt and maintain that package to remove the dependency from release to release.

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#3 2018-06-13 15:28:17

supusr
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Re: [Solved] Firefox 60

OK.  Thanks.

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#4 2018-06-13 16:54:25

GNUser
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Registered: 2017-03-16
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Re: [Solved] Firefox 60

supusr, while snaps don't work on Devuan, AppImages do. For Firefox 60, the 64-bit AppImage is here near the bottom: https://bintray.com/probono/AppImages/Firefox#files

Just download the .AppImage file to anywhere on your filesystem, make the file executable, and double-click to run. It really is that simple.

For better integration, on my system I uninstalled firefox and made /usr/bin/firefox a link to the AppImage.

Hope this helps.

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