Just hope the answer won't be:
Basilisk ≠ Pale Moon
Hmmm... /usr/lib is not user-writable for me (I am surprised that is writable for you!). This is usually not a problem because I use sudo apt-get to do updates/upgrades. I am really not keen on installing software in my home directory.Isengrim wrote:There are some instructions on how to manually install Basilisk on Debian-based systems here. Note that I installed Basilisk to /usr/lib instead of /opt, as per Trava's post in that thread.
I meant to say this in my post above, but that is exactly what I don't want to do, install software into my home directory.ianas wrote:there is no need to put Basilisk in /usr or /opt
just unpack the tarball somewhere in your home
I think there is some confusion here. I don't have to run Basilisk or Pale Moon or anything else installed in /opt/ or /usr/bin/ as root. Root may own the program files but the permissions are set for any user to execute.by keeping Basilisk in your home dir you can have the auto updater work as an ordinary user if you put it in /usr or /opt you will have to run Basilisk as root and that opens up a whole new can of worms first off running GUI apps as root is a big no second Basilisk will create a new profile in /root dir (there is a /root dir which acts as root's home) and will just mess things up
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$ ls -l /opt drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 912 Nov 15 05:30 palemoon drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1046 Nov 25 05:25 basilisk