Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

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Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by D_E_H0987 » 2021-10-28, 04:38

I have been looking around the web for hours and just can't find a working link or site.
Anyway I am looking for a version of Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04.
I would like a .deb file so I can keep it around.
but any working source will work.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-10-28, 08:55

We don't support old and insecure Linux distros.
Better that a 100 probably guilty people die then one of them get a clean shot on me.
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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by vannilla » 2021-10-28, 09:25

Well, have you tried the official tarball?
Even if you get no support it's worth a shot.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by D_E_H0987 » 2021-10-28, 21:28

vannilla wrote:
2021-10-28, 09:25
Well, have you tried the official tarball?
Even if you get no support it's worth a shot.
I have no idea where to find the "Official Tarball", if you can give me a working site link that would be great.
I did find a tarball site link in my searches but it ended in 404 error.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-10-28, 23:41

Try , you know, using the actual Pale Moon website? I'm sure you can figure it out if you use Linux.
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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-10-28, 23:42

Get AOL instead.
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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by vannilla » 2021-10-29, 00:41

D_E_H0987 wrote:
2021-10-28, 21:28
I have no idea where to find the "Official Tarball", if you can give me a working site link that would be great.
I did find a tarball site link in my searches but it ended in 404 error.

Thanks for your help.
Admittedly, it's somewhat hidden, especially if you are just looking for that link and nothing else, but in the download page at linux.palemoon.org there is a link to said tarball. Unless it has changed in the meantime, the link literally spells "official tarball", or anyway something close to it.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by D_E_H0987 » 2021-10-29, 01:40

Moonchild wrote:
2021-10-28, 23:41
Try , you know, using the actual Pale Moon website? I'm sure you can figure it out if you use Linux.
Yes it would seem I found the tarball "palemoon-29.4.1-source.tar.xz", it was a bit buried and not exactly what I was thinking of as I'm not a programmer and compiling my own version of Palemoon from source code is probably not going to work. I noticed for 16.04 actual programmers were having problems with compiling the app. There is a big thread on the forum that mentions something about some kind of problem with different gtk libraries. I have no clue on programing and how to change gtk libraries to get things to work.

Its too bad there isn't a link on this page(See image below.) to old obsolete software versions like many sites have.
this is more my thought too bad there isn't old versions link.jpg

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by D_E_H0987 » 2021-10-29, 01:45

vannilla wrote:
2021-10-29, 00:41
D_E_H0987 wrote:
2021-10-28, 21:28
I have no idea where to find the "Official Tarball", if you can give me a working site link that would be great.
I did find a tarball site link in my searches but it ended in 404 error.

Thanks for your help.
Admittedly, it's somewhat hidden, especially if you are just looking for that link and nothing else, but in the download page at linux.palemoon.org there is a link to said tarball. Unless it has changed in the meantime, the link literally spells "official tarball", or anyway something close to it.
I did find that as you say somewhat hidden source code tarball, sadly my abilities in programming are nil and compiling from source is probably not going to work for me. Hell I'd probably trash everything, and create some weird computer entity that would kill everyone on the planet.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by D_E_H0987 » 2021-10-29, 01:48

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
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Get AOL instead.
Man then there would be all this Wineing going on to run a crappy windows app.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by vannilla » 2021-10-29, 06:51

I was wrong, the page is reachable from the top navigation menu too.
http://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-10-29, 08:57

D_E_H0987 wrote:
2021-10-29, 01:48
Wineing going on to run a crappy windows app
If you're trying to run Apps on a desktop then then you're already doing it wrong. 8-)
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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by D_E_H0987 » 2021-10-30, 01:24

vannilla wrote:
2021-10-29, 06:51
I was wrong, the page is reachable from the top navigation menu too.
http://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/
Its interesting to note windows has ancient palemoon installers on archive.org that will work with XP(maybe win9x with KernalEx), Win7, Win 8/8.1, Win10 but ubuntu Linux has 18.04 and 20.04 and debian 9.0 and 10.0. As to raspbian must be a fork of debian? Seems Linux is under supported.

Its funny Windows any version is not secure from day one and old installers are around for it. Anyway I think I"ll give up, I can't code so I can't do it myself and I see no help is forthcoming in a archive link with old installers. I can't take this new Firefox wanted to try Palemoon but that ain't happening, I guess back to old Firefox till it dies.

Sorry to waste peoples time.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by ron_1 » 2021-10-30, 02:42

D_E_H0987 wrote:
2021-10-29, 01:40
Yes it would seem I found the tarball "palemoon-29.4.1-source.tar.xz", it was a bit buried and not exactly what I was thinking of as I'm not a programmer and compiling my own version of Palemoon from source code is probably not going to work.
Download from here below. Just extract and run (no compiling needed).

https://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by vannilla » 2021-10-30, 05:15

ron_1 wrote:
2021-10-30, 02:42
Download from here below. Just extract and run (no compiling needed).

https://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/
This is the same link I provided but apparently he/she gave up anyway for unclear reasons.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-10-30, 09:42

Off-topic:
Perfect-or-bust attitude:
"I must get something exactly catered to my specific needs and collection of software or I'll just complain. Oh and I'll ignore perfectly viable suggestions that also won't give me exactly my 1:1 catered solution you must provide to me out of the kindness of your heart because I ask for it."

I expect a lot of disappointment in life for this person in the future.
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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by ron_1 » 2021-10-30, 10:50

vannilla wrote:
2021-10-30, 05:15
This is the same link I provided but apparently he/she gave up anyway for unclear reasons.
Yeah, but somehow he/she ended up with the source code, apparently. How that happened, I don't have a clue. Maybe he'll have better luck a second time.

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-10-30, 11:24

I think it was a conjob. There is a lot of hate right now and this progression seems forced.
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Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by artenounx » 2021-11-01, 06:10

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We don't support old and insecure Linux distros
Ubuntu 16.04 will be supported for another 4.5 years as part of extended support. But you need to register for free (for personal use).
The number of updatable packages is small. But, for example, even Ubuntu 12.04 (2012) received a certificate update.
https://ubuntu.com/security/esm
https://esm.ubuntu.com/infra/ubuntu/

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Re: Palemoon for Ubuntu 16.04

Unread post by bgstack15 » 2021-11-01, 15:11

With the size of the development team here, they can offer support for only so many environments in a given timeframe. Even if Canonical is still providing extended support for Ubuntu 16.04, the Pale Moon team appears to not be ready to continue that old platform. Chances are somebody who really, really needs Ubuntu 16.04 has access to their own devs or support team who can make it work for them, without having to impinge on the precious time of the upstream Pale Moon team.

ps. I do not speak for the Pale Moon team, but hopefully this third-party perspective helps provide some context for you!

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