Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

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Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-04, 17:57

Hi, I just got a new/used Lenovo laptop that runs Debian 10. I want to install Pale Moon so that it will automatically pick up new updates when they become available. What do you currently recommend as the easiest way to do this? Appreciate your help in advance.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-03-04, 18:06

Use the official Pale Moon repository: https://software.opensuse.org/download. ... e=palemoon
Powerline adapters (dLAN) hardly interfere shortwave radio, so stop using them.

Yes, I still use a 64 bit capable Pentium 4 670 processor with Pale Moon.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-04, 18:47

But that's kind of tricky, isn't it? I thought Steven Pusser's page was easier to use and it automatically updates when you run run a general system update.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-04, 18:49

Oops! Sorry, my bad! That was it. Of those two options "Install manually" or "Grab packages" which is the easier one to use?

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-03-04, 18:50

It is exactly the repo you mean. It is really easy.
You only have to run these commands:

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echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/Debian_10/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list
wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/Debian_10/Release.key -O Release.key
apt-key add - < Release.key
apt-get update
apt-get install palemoon
After that Pale Moon will be updated within apt.
Powerline adapters (dLAN) hardly interfere shortwave radio, so stop using them.

Yes, I still use a 64 bit capable Pentium 4 670 processor with Pale Moon.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-04, 18:53

Aha! So do I run each one of those command lines individually in a terminal?

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-03-04, 18:54

Yes
Powerline adapters (dLAN) hardly interfere shortwave radio, so stop using them.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-04, 20:40

Hmmm...I got a response that said "permission denied." How do I clear that? The commands might need another preface to help me identify properly.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-03-04, 20:43

log in as root with

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su root
, then tyoe the commands again in this terminal with root privileges.
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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-04, 20:48

When finished, how do you exit root? Is there a command for that?

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-03-04, 20:49

Use
exit
to exit the shell.
Was it successfully?
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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-05, 01:11

Yes, it worked fine! Thank you so very much. This was great. But I had to use "sudo su root" to get the commands to respond. Once I put that in, the $ changed to # and I could just insert the commands as you listed them. And "exit" took me right out! Great. So this will now automatically add any upgrades when I do a general system upgrade, correct? Thanks again...Much!

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-03-05, 05:29

Yes, it will be updated with
apt update && apt upgrade
.
Do you have automatic update enabled with unattended-upgrades?
Then you have to change a file to also install updates automatically from this repo (I set it to all).
Powerline adapters (dLAN) hardly interfere shortwave radio, so stop using them.

Yes, I still use a 64 bit capable Pentium 4 670 processor with Pale Moon.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by stevepusser » 2020-03-07, 23:02

The recommended way to be root now in Buster is now with "su -", so that programs in /sbin will be in your path.

Anyway, you now probably have a "Release.key" file owned by root in your home folder. It's not doing any harm there, but you might want to remove it as root or with sudo, if you enabled sudo during the install:

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sudo rm -f ~/Release.key
That key file is what apt uses to authenticate the repo, and you already added the key to the apt keyring, so it's safe to delete.

I try to update Pale Moon in the repo as soon as possible, but sometime life gets in the way, and I might be a day or so late. Maybe longer in case of a COVID-19 apocalypse. This isn't an official repo run by the PM devs, which might be better, but they do approve my packaging of PM.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-11, 21:20

When I put that command in a terminal nothing visible happened. Is it safe to assume the file was removed?

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-03-11, 21:23

Yes, there is not further output if the removal was successful.
If there is an error, e.g. you don't have the permission to delete it, a message will appear.
Powerline adapters (dLAN) hardly interfere shortwave radio, so stop using them.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by 14themoon » 2020-03-12, 15:52

Thanks! One further question...a simple one. (I hope!) The upper right-hand corner of my Pale Moon page doesn't have a control to enlarge and make smaller the screen image. Right now I'm working on a reduced sized screen. Under "View" I can hit "Full Screen" but then I have no control bars at all. How do I get the screen image control on the page? Thank you again.

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Re: Easiest way to install Palemoon for Debian 10

Post by adesh » 2020-03-12, 20:11

I think you are talking about Minimize, Maximize and Close actions. Those controls are drawn by your OS. This may have something to do with the window manager or its theme you are using.

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