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    Default How best to update Mozilla Firefox?

    Hello:

    If this is not the forum to ask this question, please let me know the proper place to ask....

    I'm given to understand the best place to install software from is Yast and the associated repositories.

    Mozilla Firefox 52.7.3-86.1 in the 42.3 repo is getting long in the tooth and more and more things don't work properly anymore.

    Firefox is up to v57-ish but the repo has not kept up (with Firefox, anyway).

    Question: should I upgrade Firefox from the Mozilla site or wait for something newer to show up in the repository?

    All opinions welcome - thanks....
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    Default Re: How best to update Mozilla Firefox?

    You could add the build repo for Mozilla

    1.
    Code:
    su -
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ mozilla
    2.
    Code:
    zypper ref
    3.
    Code:
    zypper dup --from mozilla
    or close your terminal after step 2 above and then open Yast - Software Management
    Select to view by repository
    And apply the switch packages on the mozilla repo
    apply
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    Default Re: How best to update Mozilla Firefox?

    By default, Leap is using the ESR version. This thread on the same topic may be of interest to you. You could consider subscribing to the mozilla repo if you really want to use a newer version. That's also mentioned in the thread.

    Refer to the available 'experimental packages'...
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/MozillaFirefox

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    Default Re: How best to update Mozilla Firefox?

    On Thu 10 May 2018 03:36:03 AM CDT, Maximillium wrote:

    Hello:

    If this is not the forum to ask this question, please let me know the
    proper place to ask....

    I'm given to understand the best place to install software from is Yast
    and the associated repositories.

    Mozilla Firefox 52.7.3-86.1 in the 42.3 repo is getting long in the
    tooth and more and more things don't work properly anymore.

    Firefox is up to v57-ish but the repo has not kept up (with Firefox,
    anyway).

    Question: should I upgrade Firefox from the Mozilla site or wait for
    something newer to show up in the repository?

    All opinions welcome - thanks....


    Hi
    If things aren't working (examples?), then sounds like a bug report
    would be in order?

    Leap 15 is due out in the not too distant future (currently 59.x), I
    would expect the ESR 60.x version to appear, which could also possibly
    appear in Leap 42.3, since it's currently built in the Mozilla OBS
    repository.
    https://download.opensuse.org/reposi...USE_Leap_42.3/

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    Default Re: How best to update Mozilla Firefox?

    Caf, Deano, Malcolm - Thank you!
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    Default Re: How best to update Mozilla Firefox?

    Considering changing, unsure ?

    Confirm thanks to advice given here self added the build repo for Mozilla,

    self did the zypper dup,

    self re-started computer,

    With no obvious issues self enjoys exploring the Mozilla Build version:
    MozillaFirefox-60.0-4.1.x86_64






    Code:
    paulparker@linux-5iu0:~> zypper info  Mozillafirefox
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    
    
    
    Information for package MozillaFirefox:
    ---------------------------------------
    Repository     : mozilla                         
    Name           : MozillaFirefox                  
    Version        : 60.0-4.1                        
    Arch           : x86_64                          
    Vendor         : obs://build.opensuse.org/mozilla
    Installed Size : 152.2 MiB                       
    Installed      : Yes                             
    Status         : up-to-date                      
    Source package : MozillaFirefox-60.0-4.1.src     
    Summary        : Mozilla Firefox Web Browser     
    Description    :                                 
        Mozilla Firefox is a standalone web browser, designed for standards
        compliance and performance.  Its functionality can be enhanced via a
        plethora of extensions.

    With changes made to firefox

    Code:
    paulparker@linux-5iu0:~> sudo cat   /var/log/zypper.log | grep '2018-05-12' |  grep -i firefox | grep -i install
    2018-05-12 07:44:34 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [libsolv] PoolImpl.cc(logSat):121 job: user installed MozillaFirefox
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <install>   U_Ts_r(45567)MozillaFirefox-60.0-4.1.x86_64(mozilla)
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <install>   U_Ts_r(45569)MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-45-4.2.x86_64(mozilla)
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <install>   U_Ts_r(45587)MozillaFirefox-translations-common-60.0-4.1.x86_64(mozilla)
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <install>   U_Ts_(45686)application:Firefox Web Browser-.noarch(mozilla)
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <uninstall> I_TsU(52705)MozillaFirefox-52.8.0-89.1.x86_64(@System)
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <uninstall> I_TsU(52706)MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-45-14.1.x86_64(@System)
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <uninstall> I_TsU(52707)MozillaFirefox-translations-common-52.8.0-89.1.x86_64(@System)
    2018-05-12 07:44:35 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypper++] Summary.cc(readPool):127 <uninstall> I_TsUu(55306)application:Firefox Web Browser-.noarch(@System)
    2018-05-12 07:46:19 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypp] RpmDb.cc(doInstallPackage):1951 RpmDb::installPackage(/var/cache/zypp/packages/mozilla/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-45-4.2.x86_64.rpm,0x0000000c)
    2018-05-12 07:46:19 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [Progress++] ProgressData.cc(report):88 {#33|Installing: MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-45-4.2.x86_64}END
    2018-05-12 07:46:23 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypp] RpmDb.cc(doInstallPackage):1951 RpmDb::installPackage(/var/cache/zypp/packages/mozilla/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-60.0-4.1.x86_64.rpm,0x0000000c)
    2018-05-12 07:46:29 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [Progress++] ProgressData.cc(report):88 {#45|Installing: MozillaFirefox-60.0-4.1.x86_64}END
    2018-05-12 07:46:29 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [zypp] RpmDb.cc(doInstallPackage):1951 RpmDb::installPackage(/var/cache/zypp/packages/mozilla/x86_64/MozillaFirefox-translations-common-60.0-4.1.x86_64.rpm,0x0000000c)
    2018-05-12 07:46:33 <1> linux-5iu0(3490) [Progress++] ProgressData.cc(report):88 {#46|Installing: MozillaFirefox-translations-common-60.0-4.1.x86_64}END
    paulparker@linux-5iu0:~>


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