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    Question 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    Hy again!

    Have some old 13.2 I can't replace for the moment, but want to stay up-to-date with Firefox and Thunderbird.

    Can anybody point me to a simple method to update these applications to the latest available version?

    Many thanks in advance!
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    Greetings,

    For Mozilla Firefox if you go here:
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/MozillaFirefox

    select Show More Versions then Unsupported Show more packages for unsupported distributions you can get version 52 of Firefox. It's not the latest but it is close

    For Mozilla Thunderbird, much the same:
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/MozillaThunderbird

    Drill down till you find the build for openSUSE 13.2

    Hope this helps.
    -Nathan
    If I am going to be spontaneous, I have to plan for it.

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    Default Re: 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    Hey, cool! Tried FF from mozilla, both 32 and 64 bit, but for both there is a dependency missing

    libssl3.sol(NSS_3.27)

    Any idea on that? :-)

    PS: Thunderbird the same dependency missing... :-(
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    OK, I downloaded the latest Linux version from mozilla homepage. Better than nothing, or?
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    That is probably best as 13.2 isn't really supported anymore. If it works, that is excellent news. Were you able to get Thunderbird going too?
    If I am going to be spontaneous, I have to plan for it.

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    Default Re: 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    The downloads from Mozilla are simply unpacked and then "ready-to-go", simply start the thunderbird or firefox file in the respective directory. They even take by default the standard user account of the older version somewhere else on the /home directory to start with.

    So no problem at all.

    Greets to Michigan, been to Ann Arbor, nice little town :-)
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Lightbulb Re: 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    If you have an old version of OpenSUSE like 13.2 and do not have the option of update the system and so update firefox from official repositores anymore, you can still get the latest version of firefox running, directly from Mozilla.

    Go to Mozilla (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox) using your linux browser (final version to OpenSUSE 13.2 is 50.0.1) and download de up to date firefox fitted to your system, like the site will suggest automatically. If not so, download it manually from Mozilla site.

    Decompress the downloaded .tar.gz file (firefox-68.0.1.tar.bz2 on my case) using root account into the directory " /usr/local/bin/mozilla/ ". You should previously create the mozilla directory, using a file manager like dolphin or that of your preference, or via terminal (cd /usr/local/bin/ ; mkdir mozilla). Use your preferred decompressor also, so you should have a " /usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox/ " directory fullfilled with the installation files (including a "firefox" executable file within).

    In OpenSUSE systems all "firefox icons" point to and execute the command "firefox", wich means at all " /usr/bin/firefox " due look up order in " $PATH " system variable (in a terminal: " echo $PATH " to see its content. ":" is the default separator). But " /usr/local/bin " cames first in that look up order, so...

    After decompression, create a symbolic link in " /usr/local/bin/ " directory named " firefox " pointing to " /usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox ". In a terminal use the command:

    " ln -s /usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox "

    Done. From any account, every time one clicks a firefox icon, the up to date firefox will be lauched instead that old firefox.

    No modifications were made upon system installed (old) firefox, so you can still run it. Copy a firefox icon with another name, like old firefox, edit its properties, and explicity declare " /usr/bin/firefox %u " instead only " firefox %u " as found in application aba. Or, in a terminal, executes the command " ./usr/bin/firefox " manually.

    This solved the only problem I had with this exceptional linux distribution: internet navigation in modern sites.

    Sorry about my english. It's my second language.

    I hope I have helped... Bye...

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    Default Re: 13.2 - Update Firefox and Thunderbird?

    Quote Originally Posted by anonimoculto View Post
    If you have an old version of OpenSUSE like 13.2 and do not have the option of update the system and so update firefox from official repositores anymore, you can still get the latest version of firefox running, directly from Mozilla.

    Go to Mozilla (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox) using your linux browser (final version to OpenSUSE 13.2 is 50.0.1) and download de up to date firefox fitted to your system, like the site will suggest automatically. If not so, download it manually from Mozilla site.

    Decompress the downloaded .tar.gz file (firefox-68.0.1.tar.bz2 on my case) using root account into the directory " /usr/local/bin/mozilla/ ". You should previously create the mozilla directory, using a file manager like dolphin or that of your preference, or via terminal (cd /usr/local/bin/ ; mkdir mozilla). Use your preferred decompressor also, so you should have a " /usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox/ " directory fullfilled with the installation files (including a "firefox" executable file within).

    In OpenSUSE systems all "firefox icons" point to and execute the command "firefox", wich means at all " /usr/bin/firefox " due look up order in " $PATH " system variable (in a terminal: " echo $PATH " to see its content. ":" is the default separator). But " /usr/local/bin " cames first in that look up order, so...

    After decompression, create a symbolic link in " /usr/local/bin/ " directory named " firefox " pointing to " /usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox ". In a terminal use the command:

    " ln -s /usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox "

    Done. From any account, every time one clicks a firefox icon, the up to date firefox will be lauched instead that old firefox.

    No modifications were made upon system installed (old) firefox, so you can still run it. Copy a firefox icon with another name, like old firefox, edit its properties, and explicity declare " /usr/bin/firefox %u " instead only " firefox %u " as found in application aba. Or, in a terminal, executes the command " ./usr/bin/firefox " manually.

    This solved the only problem I had with this exceptional linux distribution: internet navigation in modern sites.

    Sorry about my english. It's my second language.

    I hope I have helped... Bye...
    One thing more: after installed, create a symbolic within the new firefox "browser" directory (/usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox/browser/) named "plugins" pointing to "/usr/lib64/browser-plugins/" to enable old installed plugins on new firefox.

    ln -s /usr/lib64/browser-plugins /usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox/browser/plugins

    (remove "64" in 32 a bits machine).

    Now flash plugin work fine if previously installed.

    Bye.

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