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    Default How to install an Arch Linux package on openSUSE?

    Hello,

    I need to install an Arch package on openSUSE. It's actually a Parabola package, but the two systems are practically identical.

    How should I start?

    Regards,
    Amarildo

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    Default Re: How to install an Arch Linux package on openSUSE?

    On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:06:01 +0000, amarildojunior wrote:

    > How should I start?


    Find the openSUSE equivalent of the package.

    Seriously - the packaging systems are not compatible. You can *try*
    using alien if the Arch format is deb, rpm, or tgz, but that won't take
    care of any dependencies at all.

    Jim

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    Default Re: How to install an Arch Linux package on openSUSE?

    There are no equivalents for openSUSE, unfortunately. I think dependencies won't be a problem because it's basically Firefox but way more privacy friendly. It's called Iceweasel, the guys at Trisquel take Iceweasel from Debian Experimental repo, than change it a bit, than the guys at Parabola package it to Arch. https://repo.parabola.nu/libre/os/x8..._64.pkg.tar.xz

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    Default Re: How to install an Arch Linux package on openSUSE?

    Quote Originally Posted by amarildojunior View Post
    There are no equivalents for openSUSE, unfortunately. I think dependencies won't be a problem because it's basically Firefox but way more privacy friendly. It's called Iceweasel, the guys at Trisquel take Iceweasel from Debian Experimental repo, than change it a bit, than the guys at Parabola package it to Arch. https://repo.parabola.nu/libre/os/x8..._64.pkg.tar.xz

    do not use that, Iceweasel is basically Firefox re-branded for licensing reasons it's not more secure then the regular Fox
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozill...ject#Iceweasel
    and dependencies will be a problem unless it was compiled statically by the file size and general practices I doubt it.
    as that is a compressed tarr ball you could just unpack it and try running the executible I'd sugest you stick with Firefox you could add some privacy add-ons or better yet use tor
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/tor

    ps by using the standard Firefox you get security updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    do not use that, Iceweasel is basically Firefox re-branded for licensing reasons it's not more secure then the regular Fox
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozill...ject#Iceweasel
    and dependencies will be a problem unless it was compiled statically by the file size and general practices I doubt it.
    as that is a compressed tarr ball you could just unpack it and try running the executible I'd sugest you stick with Firefox you could add some privacy add-ons or better yet use tor
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/tor

    ps by using the standard Firefox you get security updates.
    The Debian Iceweasel might be a slightly modified version of vanilla Firefox, but like I said, the guys at Parabola/Trisquel really do a nice job on it because vanilla Firefox is not privacy-friendly nor does it comply with GNU's philosophy. For example, no geo-ip or "improved search" or "referrer" or "DRM thingies" or anything that is privacy-enemy is enabled by default - here is a complete list of Firefox "quiet settings", and Iceweasel has almost all of them by default. Overall it's a very nice package, a must-have for people that care enough for privacy You should check it out.

    On a security side, the advantage of using this package is that it comes directly from Debian's repository, and they fix things like no one else does (usually it takes them only an hour).

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    Default Re: How to install an Arch Linux package on openSUSE?

    Quote Originally Posted by amarildojunior View Post
    The Debian Iceweasel might be a slightly modified version of vanilla Firefox, but like I said, the guys at Parabola/Trisquel really do a nice job on it because vanilla Firefox is not privacy-friendly nor does it comply with GNU's philosophy. For example, no geo-ip or "improved search" or "referrer" or "DRM thingies" or anything that is privacy-enemy is enabled by default - here is a complete list of Firefox "quiet settings", and Iceweasel has almost all of them by default. Overall it's a very nice package, a must-have for people that care enough for privacy You should check it out.

    On a security side, the advantage of using this package is that it comes directly from Debian's repository, and they fix things like no one else does (usually it takes them only an hour).
    you do realize you can create a user.js file in your firefox profile and copy the tweaks you want from that site
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threa...-quiet.375074/
    and not depend on a Arch binary build from Debian sources?

    personally I don't like all the new features the Mozillians have been adding, but I can tweak the Fox the way I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    you do realize you can create a user.js file in your firefox profile and copy the tweaks you want from that site http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threa...-quiet.375074/ and not depend on a Arch binary build from Debian sources? personally I don't like all the new features the Mozillians have been adding, but I can tweak the Fox the way I want.
    Yes, for the most part you can create a user.js file, but some of Firefox's features (like OpenH264 mandatory download) are still going to be present. Iceweasel has all of that removed, it's a complete privacy-friendly browser Much like Icecat. I'll look into the tool named here, to try to install it on openSUSE.

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