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#1 2024-01-14 23:56:19

Mike
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From: East Texas, USA
Registered: 2023-12-31
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[SOLVED] firefox auto update

mike@DevuanPI4b:~> uname -a
Linux MikesDevuanPI 6.1.70 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan  7 04:13:59 CET 2024 aarch64 GNU/Linux

Where there used to be a checkbox to tell firefox not to update automatically that is no longer an option and when FF updated itself a few weeks ago it switched the default scheme/style making FF and the libreoffice tools unusable by blacking out the menus.

At the time I was assured that Debian's FF isn't like that but now I se the same thing again.

If there is anyone here who knows how to keep FF from updating itself I'd appreciate hearing about te fix.

I do wish palemoon was in the devuan repositories.

Thanks,
Mike

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#2 2024-01-15 00:32:39

GlennW
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2019-07-18
Posts: 527  

Re: [SOLVED] firefox auto update

On my 121.1 ver of firefox the update options are near the bottom of the General Page.

My point is, the update options are still available in ver 121.x... if you can't find it, check url about:config and search there.


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#3 2024-01-15 14:44:40

Mike
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From: East Texas, USA
Registered: 2023-12-31
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Re: [SOLVED] firefox auto update

Thanks GlennW, I found it in about:config.
I've got FF version 115.6 because I just ran apt update && apt upgrade.
It doesn't have update options on the General Page.
Did you get 121.1 from the Devuan repository?

Thanks for the help,

Be Well,
Mike

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#4 2024-01-15 21:28:16

GlennW
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2019-07-18
Posts: 527  

Re: [SOLVED] firefox auto update

I get a warning an update is available, then I download it and install firefox (non-esr)

I got it from here to begin, then I just use the update function with firefox.

https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/ 

Anything with a 'b' in the version is beta... and may be unstable.

here is my proceedure...

cd /home/glenn/Downloads

wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/121.0/linux-x86_64/en-GB/firefox-121.0.1.tar.bz2

mv /home/glenn/Downloads/firefox-121.0.1.tar.bz2 /home/glenn/local/archive/source/

# archived :  /home/glenn/local/archive/source/firefox-121.0.1.tar.bz2

cd /opt

tar xfj /home/glenn/local/archive/source/firefox-121.0.1.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

I hope this helps.


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#5 2024-01-16 09:32:52

aluma
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Registered: 2022-10-26
Posts: 444  

Re: [SOLVED] firefox auto update

@Mike

...switched the default scheme/style making FF and the libreoffice tools unusable by blacking out the menus...

Maybe you should have just used the old profile instead of the new one?

about:profiles

and look at what profiles are there.

Regards.

Last edited by aluma (2024-01-16 09:34:58)

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