Guide: Firefox Release on Raspbian Jessie


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by schwarzr » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:05 pm
A clean way to install the Firefox Release (currently version 50) on Raspbian. The package is specifically compiled and optimized for Raspbian distribution, not Ubuntu nor Debian. It should run under Raspbian Jessie on all Raspberry Pi boards, including Raspberry Pi-1.

Simply add the "q4os-extra" repository from the Q4OS site and install "firefox" package. Follow terminal commands:
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echo 'deb http://q4os.org/qextrepo q4os-rpi-firefox-cn main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qextrepo.list
wget -nv -O- http://q4os.org/qextrepo/q4a-q4os.gpg.pub | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

If you want to install German language pack, install "firefox-l10n-de" package. Of course, you can use any gui package manager too. Enjoy 8-)
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by SonOfAMotherlessGoat » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:23 pm
http://www.pgpi.org/doc/pgpintro/#p17

And really, check out Let's Encrypt, you shouldn't be using plain `http` addresses for things like Repos or Distros.

I have no problem with your contribution, but prove who you are please?
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by fruitoftheloom » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:38 pm
I prefer to use the Extended Release version of Firefox which is in Raspbian Jessie if fully updated :D :D
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by schwarzr » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:43 pm
SonOfAMotherlessGoat wrote:I have no problem with your contribution, but prove who you are please?

I am a Q4OS developer, Raspberry Pi staff has approved us to contribute here, in this forum. Firefox release for Raspbian Jessie didn't exist before, as far as I know. It could be desired new feature for some users, so posted here.

SonOfAMotherlessGoat wrote:... you shouldn't be using plain `http` addresses for things like Repos or Distros.

You are right, nonetheless there are many well known 'http deb ...' references around, for example http://mozilla.debian.net/

fruitoftheloom wrote:I prefer to use the Extended Release version of Firefox which is in Raspbian Jessie if fully updated :D :D

Ok
Extended Support Release = version 45
Release = version 47
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by fruitoftheloom » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:51 pm
schwarzr wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:I prefer to use the Extended Release version of Firefox which is in Raspbian Jessie if fully updated :D :D

Ok
Extended Support Release = version 45
Release = version 47


Extended Support Release = version 45.2.0
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by SonOfAMotherlessGoat » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:54 pm
schwarzr wrote:I am a Q4OS developer, Raspberry Pi stuff has approved us to contribute here, in this forum. Firefox release for Raspbian Jessie didn't exist before, as far as I know. It could be desired new feature for some users, so posted here.


Hi! Nice to meet you, I'm SoAMG. You obviously have put effort into this, so why only do it part way? Your PGP is self signed with no other signatures to verify whats on the tin, and PGP.MIT.EDU has no keys listed for your domain. If you'd like people to use your stuffs, they are far more likely to do so if they see that there is more than "I promise I am who I am, and I haven't done anything with the code". I'd like my FF to not drop my Pis on a BotNet. Fair enough?

You are right, nonetheless there are many well known 'http deb ...' references around, for example http://mozilla.debian.net/


So get yourself signed with a key, EC if you please, and update to https, people looking at old instructions will still resolve correctly and from henceforth you now have an https repo. Again, it's really a small effort and it goes to show your users that you give a rats tuchus about them. I trust Mozilla, they've been at the game for a while. You need to prove you are trustworthy.

fruitoftheloom wrote:I prefer to use the Extended Release version of Firefox which is in Raspbian Jessie if fully updated :D :D


Awe FOTL, live life on the bleeding edge! :)
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by schwarzr » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:12 pm
@SonOfAMotherlessGoat
Hi SoAMG, have to agree with you. We are a small player at the time, however I can promise, I am who I am :), and will take a look how to improve trustworthiness, in any case thanks for the suggestions.
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by schwarzr » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:03 am
New Firefox ver. 50 for Raspbian has been included in the extra repository. Everyone could follow the steps above to get the latest FF Release on Raspbian.
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