Trouble updating Pale Moon

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Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby 14themoon » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:22 pm

HI,

I'm having upgrading to the new version of Pale Moon. I tried using the pmsinstaller.sh on my computer, but that isn't responding. Perhaps there is a new version of that too. I am using Xubuntu on a Lenovo T400. My current version of Pale Moon is 27.0.3 (x64). Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby trava90 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:32 pm

Can you provide more specifics?

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby 14themoon » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:50 am

I have Xubuntu 16.4. Not sure what other info I can provide.

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby trava90 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:31 am

Specifically what do you mean by the pminstaller isn't responding?

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby 14themoon » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:46 pm

I have pminstaller.sh on my desktop but it will not respond when I try to upgrade. Actually, I did a system upgrade last night in a terminal and I think it upgraded Pale Moon as well. Will Pale Moon only upgrade through its own installer?

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby stevepusser » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:26 pm

The only way a system upgrade would update PM is if a repository was in your apt software sources that contained the package, and the only one of those I know of is my OBS repo. We can check that right away in the terminal with

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apt-cache policy palemoon


If PM is installed with the installer script, it will not appear in the apt system that that command checks.

And for troubleshooting a shell script, the best way is to try to run it in a terminal and see if any errors come up. Try

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./pminstaller.sh
in the folder where that script is.

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby 14themoon » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:28 pm

Thank you. Here is the reply I received. Looks to me, unless I'm mistaken, like package is present.

palemoon:
Installed: 27.1.1~repack-1
Candidate: 27.1.1~repack-1
Version table:
*** 27.1.1~repack-1 500
500 http://download.opensuse.org/repositori ... untu_16.04 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby stevepusser » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:14 pm

Yes, that's the version from the OBS repository...I don't get exactly why you are trying to run the installer script, then. I add the "repack" to the version to show that I recompress the original tar.gz source tarball from github to a tar.xz format for considerable size savings.

The only thing I can think of is perhaps the script is stopping if it wants to add a file and finds that the repository package has already installed it, such as the palemoon.desktop file. But now I'm just arm-waving.

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby 14themoon » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:46 pm

Thanks for your help on this. I think the fact that it's now working means it's best to leave well enough alone. For some reason Pale Moon updated executing the update and upgrade through the terminal, but not through the auto "software update" furnished by Xubuntu.

Incidentally, when I do execute a periodic software update using the terminal, your name is there on some of the packages. Why is that? It says something about being connected with Opera but I don't have Opera installed on this computer. Thanks again for your help!!

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby stevepusser » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:11 am

Perhaps you are confusing the openSUSE Build Service, which should be the only place you would be getting any packages with my name on them, with Opera?

This could be determined in a second or two if you just would cut and paste what you're talking about from the terminal into a code box here, instead of referring to what you saw in somewhat vague terms. ;)

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby 14themoon » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:35 pm

Please understand I'm not making any accusations! It's not a problem, I was just curious. I will do that next time I update...if I can catch the package fast enough. As they install they pass by the screen fairly quickly. But I'll see if I can copy it. Thank you for your help on this!

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Re: Trouble updating Pale Moon

Postby stevepusser » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:31 pm

Well, doing any apt package management directly from a terminal will allow you to see what happens and not lose it. I like GUIs myself, but am not a fan of one that whisks away interesting information output before a user can copy it! I have to assume that's the homebrewed Mint updater; maybe there's a setting for it that doesn't close whatever you are seeing someplace. Our homebrewed MX Linux updater allows for that option...


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