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Author Topic: 20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]  (Read 1908 times)

toothandnail

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20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]
« on: January 21, 2010, 12:07:18 pm »

toothandnail has built a new Firefox package for VectorLinux 6.0.
   
      
   
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firefox: Firefox (Mozilla Firefox Web Browser)
firefox:
firefox: Firefox 3 is the next generation release of the award-winning
firefox: Firefox web browser from Mozilla.
firefox: To comply with Mozilla trademarks, and to assure quality control,
firefox: this is the official Mozilla build, packaged for VectorLinux.
firefox:
firefox:
firefox: License: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
firefox: Author:  Mozilla Foundation <drivers@mozilla.org>
firefox: Website: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
   
   After testing this package please stop back here and let us know how it works for you.
   
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budulay

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Re: 20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 01:20:04 pm »

so far works pretty good, no complains.

Thank you for packaging it.
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Re: 20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 08:09:26 pm »

works like a champ here.  Don't know whether it's cause it's cause I want it to be or is.....seems faster though on this old thing here.  Thanks........
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Re: 20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 10:42:49 am »

For the most part this version works well. However the java plugin no longer is recognized. I did some searching (Google is my friend  ;)) and found that one needs an updated verision of Java and change link to /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so  (if java is installed in /usr/java). The following is a good description of what is needed http://slackblogs.blogspot.com/2010/01/firefox-36-and-java.html

LLL-edit: See my post below before working on changing the link...you may not have to!!
« Last Edit: February 28, 2010, 08:39:38 am by LLL »
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Re: 20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010, 01:02:21 pm »

For the most part this version works well. However the java plugin no longer is recognized. I did some searching (Google is my friend  ;)) and found that one needs an updated verision of Java and change link to /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so  (if java is installed in /usr/java). The following is a good description of what is needed http://slackblogs.blogspot.com/2010/01/firefox-36-and-java.html

Good find. Thanks for that. I may build Firefox, but I don't use it a great deal, so I didn't even notice the lack of Java.

paul.
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Re: 20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2010, 08:28:16 pm »

It has worked for me on three computers. Light use, though.
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Re: 20100121 firefox-3.6 [VL6.0]
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 08:36:52 am »

I upgraded to the 3.6 package. Working well. As noted, Java plugin was not showing in about:plugins following upgrade. I went back to Gslapt, upgraded the jre package to 6U18, and did nothing else. Restarted Firefox, and about:plugins shows the Java plugin. I confirmed it was working on Java's browser test here: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

So seems like an even simpler fix than johnvan initially described (in VL 6 standard, anyway)...much appreciate your pointing it out though, John - I likely wouldn't have noticed the plugin was missing until I really needed it, and then would have panicked and borked a whole bunch of who knows what trying to fix...

Cheers,

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