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Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by Harion » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:14 pm

Hello,

Just received a GhostBSD update some hours ago. From what I understand, it uninstalled firefox rather than update it.

In OctoPkg, I can't see anymore the firefox package in the installed ones nor in the remote ones (only firefox-esr remained). It simply disappeared.

How can I reinstall firefox?

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Re: Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by dinsdale » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:00 pm

Ditto. Firefox disappeared, chrome won't open (it was already crippled), and the pkg system can't find files:

russellh@g1 ~> sudo pkg install firefox
Password:
Updating GhostBSD repository catalogue...
pkg: Repository GhostBSD load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-GhostBSD.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
pkg: http://pkg.GhostBSD.org/GhostBSD-11/amd ... t/meta.txz: Not Found
repository GhostBSD has no meta file, using default settings
pkg: http://pkg.GhostBSD.org/GhostBSD-11/amd ... gesite.txz: Not Found
Unable to update repository GhostBSD
Error updating repositories!

Update - To fix pkg I checked the website and found there was no "current" directory but there was a "build" directory.

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cd /etc/pkg
sudo chmod +w GhostBSD.conf
sudo vim GhostBSD.conf
modify the URL. Change "current" to "build"

To fix firefox:

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sudo pkg install firefox

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Re: Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by Harion » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:49 am

Thanks, it worked. I used OctoPkg instead but the url "current" is actually missing.

(I don't understand why you chmod +x GhostBSD.conf as it's a conf file not a script.)

Yesterday, when I launched OctoPkg, there was no error (and no firefox) but today I saw the errors you mention. So I just changed the url in GhostBSD.conf and it works now.

I wonder what the ### is going on in GhostBSD repositories and update system.

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Re: Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by ericbsd » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:45 am

I did fix the issue this morning the repository is back up. If Firefox still missing let me know.

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Re: Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by Harion » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:59 am

ericbsd wrote:I did fix the issue this morning the repository is back up. If Firefox still missing let me know.
Firefox was installed with the content of "build" folder thanks to dinsdale. I switch back to "current" as "build" doesn't exist anymore.

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Re: Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by dinsdale » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:45 am

Harion wrote:Thanks, it worked. I used OctoPkg instead but the url "current" is actually missing.

(I don't understand why you chmod +x GhostBSD.conf as it's a conf file not a script.)

Yesterday, when I launched OctoPkg, there was no error (and no firefox) but today I saw the errors you mention. So I just changed the url in GhostBSD.conf and it works now.

I wonder what the ### is going on in GhostBSD repositories and update system.
+w not +x. My conf file was not writeable. Cheers

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Re: Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by dinsdale » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:15 am

ericbsd wrote:I did fix the issue this morning the repository is back up. If Firefox still missing let me know.
When I use my mouse wheel to scroll up while in Firefox, it goes back a page. Do you know how to fix that?

Thanks,
Dinsdale

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Re: Firefox disappeared with latest update

Post by ericbsd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:11 pm

dinsdale wrote:
ericbsd wrote:I did fix the issue this morning the repository is back up. If Firefox still missing let me know.
When I use my mouse wheel to scroll up while in Firefox, it goes back a page. Do you know how to fix that?

Thanks,
Dinsdale
See viewtopic.php?f=63&t=940&p=5551&hilit=mouse#p555

You will need to remove moused_enable from /etc/rc.conf it is needed for a laptop but not for VirtualBox and Desktop so if you remove it that will solve your problem.

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