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Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby amicus » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:37 pm

The reason I ask is because I'm not that tech savy. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby troypulk » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:07 pm

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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby Night Wing » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:24 pm

Since I don't use the Installer, I prefer the 64 bit tarball and I get it from the page below..

http://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/
Linux Mint 18.1 (Serena) Xfce 64-Bit (Default OS)
Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit (Backup OS)

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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby Nigaikaze » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:49 pm

There's also this thread ...

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=6549

... that Travis updates with an announcement whenever a new PM for Linux version has been released.

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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby gracious1 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:36 pm

amicus wrote:The reason I ask is because I'm not that tech savy. Any help would be appreciated.


Do you know what flavor of Linux do you use? e.g. Ubuntu, Trisquel, Mint, Debian, etc.
There are some builds specifically for some of these.
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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby amicus » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:06 pm

gracious1 wrote:
amicus wrote:The reason I ask is because I'm not that tech savy. Any help would be appreciated.


Do you know what flavor of Linux do you use? e.g. Ubuntu, Trisquel, Mint, Debian, etc.
There are some builds specifically for some of these.
Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu

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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby gracious1 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:05 pm

amicus wrote:... I'm not that tech savvy. Any help would be appreciated.
amicus wrote:I use Ubuntu


That is what I use! So you probably want to use Steve Pusser's wonderful repository for updates using apt-get.

You may need to remove the version you are using now.

Then go to Steve Pusser's repository and then select "Ubuntu".

Find the version number you are using (versions 14.04, 16.04, 16.10, and 17.04 are supported). That's the code you will need. There are two blocks of code, as you see, for each version: one starts with sudo -sh, and one starts with wget. If you are running a different version, then stop reading and post the version you are using to get additional help.

Okay, open a Terminal window and run

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sudo -i
Now you have a root shell.

Now copy and paste the first block of code into your root shell. (You can leave out the "sudo" part, but if you leave it in, it won't hurt anything.)

Now copy and paste the second block of code, the one starting with "wget", into your root shell.

Now terminate your root shell by entering

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exit
at the prompt. Or you can simply close the window. Either way, do not omit this step.

And now when it is time to upgrade Pale Moon, you can do so by running

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
in a Terminal window.

If a new version of Pale Moon is available from Steve's repository, it will then upgrade for you.
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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby gracious1 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:30 pm

amicus wrote:I use Ubuntu


Did my previous post about using apt-get and the repository help you?
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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby amicus » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:38 pm

gracious1 wrote:
amicus wrote:I use Ubuntu


Did my previous post about using apt-get and the repository help you?


First I must apologize for not being gracious enough to reply to your well researched post on my behalf. Having said so, I realized that I was completely out of my depth. It boggles my mind that doing an update would entail so many procedures. That could be that I don't fully understand PM because when I was using FF, one just clicked on update and it was done.

Now I do have an IT guy that helps me but I wanted to see if I could do an update myself. I now realize that's not the case, so he did it for me. Bottom line, PM is so much better than FF, that it's worth keeping and I would never switch back to FF which is a memory hog.

Thanks again Gracious.

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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby stevepusser » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:41 pm

I wouldn't mind if anyone also wanted to set up an Ubuntu PPA with the packages; that way the "apt-add-repository" command could simplify things for Ubuntu and derivatives.

The webupd8 guy never responded to my email...the Ubuntu Handbook guy also runs a PPA, perhap he wouldn't mind adding PM and having something to blog about!

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Re: Best site for PM updates for Linux

Postby gracious1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:29 pm

amicus wrote:First I must apologize for not being gracious enough to reply to your well researched post on my behalf. Having said so, I realized that I was completely out of my depth. It boggles my mind that doing an update would entail so many procedures. That could be that I don't fully understand PM because when I was using FF, one just clicked on update and it was done.

Now I do have an IT guy that helps me but I wanted to see if I could do an update myself. I now realize that's not the case, so he did it for me. Bottom line, PM is so much better than FF, that it's worth keeping and I would never switch back to FF which is a memory hog.

Thanks again Gracious.


You're welcome. I was afraid maybe you were overwhelmed. It takes a lot of writing to explain, but it's actually really simple to execute. If I could have sat down and showed you, you would have had no problem.

I want to point out, however, that you issue the series of commands only the first time. Then after that, you can let Software Updater do it automatically. Click on Software Updater in your Launcher and make sure it is set to notify you automatically.

Cheers!
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