NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby trava90 » Sun, 02 Sep 2018, 21:34

By default Pale Moon will check for updates but will let you choose to install them (this can be changed in Preferences -> Advanced -> Update).

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby wavymoon » Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 23:26

It would be very nice if the 'internal updater' had an 'update now' option. Is there a reason to NOT have that available??

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby trava90 » Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 01:44

It does, provided that it finds an update is available.

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby wavymoon » Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 23:50

Well mine found an update but but I do NOT have an UPDATE NOW option. I did get a popup saying 'you do not have system permissions required to install them' . :|

My user is the admin and PM folder is in my home/user folder.

I have just right clicked on folder and set permissions to be most lenient. I will update when I get some response. This would be a case where an update button would be appreciated :roll:

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby trava90 » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 03:33

The Update Now option will only be displayed if the directory permissions are correct.

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby wavymoon » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 12:24

Thanks Trava90
Ok a Catch-22. I will wait and see if there is a change now that I have made a couple of changes (at least I THINK I did).
How long should it take for that to show up, and for that matter just to be sure where should that button be?

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby trava90 » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 12:29

If memory serves when on the release channel it will check for an update every two days, or you can check manually by going to Help -> About Pale Moon

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby wavymoon » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 12:48

And that is where I will find the button??

I am abit confused about the differences betwixt permissions (which I thought should be ok) and ownership which is root . :oops:
I see on another thread that a 'chown' command is used for that. Ineed to read up on this.... :shock:

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby wavymoon » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 21:55

I noticed that I now have ver 28.0.0 and 'palemoon is up to date' rather than there is an update goto palemoon to get.
I have done the chown command and my palemoon folder is now owned by my user. I will keep my fingers crossed that this will eventually work.... :|

Ok nothing at first but then I rebooted and there was a button and I am now at 28.0.1. :thumbup:


now on to other Mint problems..

Thanks!
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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby New Tobin Paradigm » Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 02:29

Why is this thread still open?
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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby Moonchild » Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 07:53

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:Why is this thread still open?

Because it hasn't been stale long enough yet.
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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby own3mall » Sat, 29 Sep 2018, 22:02

Now that pminstaller is no longer maintained, I can't get Pale Moon to update on my Linux server. When I try, the download hangs, and when I close Pale Moon completely, and launch it again, I get an error of "The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Pale Moon running on your computer, and then restart Pale Moon to try again." There are no other copies of Pale Moon that are running, and I already chowned the /opt/palemoon directory to the proper owner and group.

I'm not sure what else to do. :( Anyone know? I'm still running 28.0.0 64-bit on Ubuntu 14.04 from an installation which was originally created by pminstaller.

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby stevepusser » Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 21:27

That's odd. PM 28+ won't build unless you have gcc-4.9 or greater, and Trusty only has 4.8 unless you add a PPA. Does it run fine on your gcc-4.8?

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby own3mall » Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 20:16

It appears to on gcc version 4.8.4. How do I go about getting Pale Moon to update? Is there a log file somewhere that says why it fails to update?
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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby Duckguy » Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 17:10

Hello, I have Pale Moon v25.8.1 (x64), and the installer is v0.2.2. When I try to update I get an error message telling me to "check my network connection."

How do I facilitate this action (update) and is it revertable? I am using some obsolete plug-ins, and if the newer version is incompatible with them I may prefer the old version. My system specs are found in the signature below.

Thanks in advance, Duckguy B'H.

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby Nigaikaze » Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 17:42

Duckguy wrote:When I try to update I get an error message telling me to "check my network connection."
How do I facilitate this action (update)

The installer no longer functions. Read the first post in this thread. It tells you how to install PM 28.

Duckguy wrote:is it revertable?

Make a backup of your profile first. If you choose to revert, you'll need to restore your profile and then manually reinstall your old version. Using a profile that has been updated to PM 28 with an earlier version of PM can cause problems.

Duckguy wrote:I have Pale Moon v25.8.1 (x64) ... and if the newer version is incompatible with them I may prefer the old version.

If you revert to the older version, bear in mind it is unsupported and thus you will not receive support for it here.

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby Duckguy » Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 19:56

Nigaikaze wrote: ... Make a backup of your profile ... choose to revert, you'll need to restore your profile and then manually reinstall your old version ...
How would this be accomplished? Can I simply make a complete copy of the /opt directory or something similar and save it to a separate partition?

I just found out for some reason the /opt directory is empty by the way.

Thanks in advance, B'H.


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Pale Moon(x64) Release - Ver 25.8.1 | Distro: tahrpup64 6.0.5 |
AMD Turion Dual-Core RM-72, 2100 MHz, RAM: 3698 MB |
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- Albert Einstein.
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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby vannilla » Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 21:13

Your profile is inside your home, specifically in the ".moonchild productions" folder.
Making a backup of your profile means basically making a copy of that folder somewhere that isn't your home directory.
If you update but want to go back, you have to uninstall the browser, delete the ".moonchild productions" folder completely (rm -r or similar command), then installing the old version and finally making a copy of the backed up profile in your home directory.

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Re: NOTICE: pminstaller is no longer maintained

Unread postby Duckguy » Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 04:18

vannilla wrote:... profile is inside your home, specifically in the ".moonchild productions" folder ... a backup of your profile means basically making a copy of that folder ... installing the old version ... in your home directory.
Thank you. That was actually helpful. I just made the copy and set up a new back up folder in my Puppy_Linux directory. :thumbup:

You sir, are a gentleman. B'H.
Pale Moon(x64) Release - Ver 25.8.1 | Distro: tahrpup64 6.0.5 |
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