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#1 2011-10-20 11:34:41

Supernova
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[SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Yes, I searched but couldn't find related information. Surprising actually!
I had installed the stable Mozilla Firefox package 7.0.1, then uninstalled it and installed Nightly via AUR https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19830
Now, updates are available but it won't let me install them( run as user). Is there anyway to do this without using yaourt/pacman but via the default firefox updater, as a user?
Using Arch x86_64 and Openbox if that matters.
Thanks!

Solved, see my post below.

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#2 2011-10-20 11:37:00

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Where do you have Firefox installed? Is it in /home?


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#3 2011-10-20 11:43:05

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

No, use makepkg/pacman.

You do not want to mess with installing stuff system wide without using pacman.


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#4 2011-10-20 11:52:43

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

@SanskritFritz
I used yaourt -S firefox-nightly so I don't think it was installed in /home. I did not use yaourt -Sb and specify location. I can run it via firefox-nightly.
whereis firefox-nightly gives
/usr/bin/firefox-nightly.
@Mr.Elendig
Elaborate a little more. How do you suggest I update nightly?

Thanks guys.

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#5 2011-10-20 11:54:51

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Supernova wrote:

@SanskritFritz
I used yaourt -S firefox-nightly so I don't think it was installed in /home. I did not use yaourt -Sb and specify location. I can run it via firefox-nightly.
@Mr.Elendig
Elaborate a little more. How do you suggest I update nightly?

Thanks guys.

cd firefox-nightly (or -hg or whatever you want)
makepkg -si
(or use some silly wrapper like yaourt)

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#6 2011-10-20 12:02:42

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Mr.Elendig wrote:
Supernova wrote:

@SanskritFritz
I used yaourt -S firefox-nightly so I don't think it was installed in /home. I did not use yaourt -Sb and specify location. I can run it via firefox-nightly.
@Mr.Elendig
Elaborate a little more. How do you suggest I update nightly?

Thanks guys.

cd firefox-nightly (or -hg or whatever you want)
makepkg -si
(or use some silly wrapper like yaourt)

Using makepkg -si everytime an update is available is a little annoying. I'd like to just install them via the old method when using Nightly.
Since my nightly is in /usr/bin/firefox-nightly, if I chmod o+w, would it work or cause problems?

Last edited by Supernova (2011-10-20 12:03:30)

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#7 2011-10-20 12:22:53

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

yaourt -Syua --devel then  or whatever you like (as I also said)


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#8 2011-10-20 12:25:05

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Supernova wrote:

Using makepkg -si everytime an update is available is a little annoying. I'd like to just install them via the old method when using Nightly.

There is a good reason your apps get updated the way they do...


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#9 2011-10-20 12:30:52

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Supernova wrote:

Using makepkg -si everytime an update is available is a little annoying. I'd like to just install them via the old method when using Nightly.
Since my nightly is in /usr/bin/firefox-nightly, if I chmod o+w, would it work or cause problems?

Just use a cronjob, that is not so annoying.
/usr/bin/firefox-nightly is just a link, all files are in /opt/firefox-${pkgver}


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#10 2011-10-20 12:32:35

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

I changed the permissions in /opt/firefox-${pkgver} to my user instead of root


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#11 2011-10-20 13:34:26

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

SS4 wrote:

I changed the permissions in /opt/firefox-${pkgver} to my user instead of root

This did it. For anyone who might have the same issue, do this.
1. login as root in terminal
2. see where nightly is installed.
mine is in /opt/firefox-nightly10.0a1
3. chmod -R 777 the firefox directory
4. exit, run firefox-nightly as normal and update from the Help menu.

Thanks everyone for help!

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#12 2012-01-02 19:58:34

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

SS4 wrote:

I changed the permissions in /opt/firefox-${pkgver} to my user instead of root

can't find /opt/ in my system...

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#13 2012-01-02 20:39:24

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

1archgamenon2 wrote:
SS4 wrote:

I changed the permissions in /opt/firefox-${pkgver} to my user instead of root

can't find /opt/ in my system...

cd /opt


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#14 2012-01-02 20:50:50

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Supernova wrote:
SS4 wrote:

I changed the permissions in /opt/firefox-${pkgver} to my user instead of root

3. chmod -R 777 the firefox directory

You probably meant chown? Since that kinda works. ( chown -R user_name /opt/firefox_nightly_dir )

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#15 2013-03-29 00:06:27

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Supernova wrote:
SS4 wrote:

I changed the permissions in /opt/firefox-${pkgver} to my user instead of root

This did it. For anyone who might have the same issue, do this.
1. login as root in terminal
2. see where nightly is installed.
mine is in /opt/firefox-nightly10.0a1
3. chmod -R 777 the firefox directory
4. exit, run firefox-nightly as normal and update from the Help menu.

Thanks everyone for help!


This is the best arch-hacks and simplest help I have yet found in all Arch (distros) forums. Firefox (nightly and aurora) updated as it suppose to do, without having to be the QUEEN of England (or the pope) to use pacman which "anyway" would be telling me again that keys or packages are corrupted lol ahahah;)

But I did this, as a way to update future other install as well like google-chrome for example.

  sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/

This is the kind of "mark as solved" I wanna see and go for whenever I do a google search (or any search to get to the point wink

Thanks;)
this is making my day... on top of the fact that there is a brand new motherboard-processor-memory kit arriving here in the next hour to put in some box laying around wink   AM D happiest guy tonight wink happy  happy happy

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#16 2013-03-29 09:38:57

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Stop using Arch, please.

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#17 2013-03-29 12:17:26

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Re: [SOLVED]Nightly update as user

Ghis1964 wrote:

This is the best arch-hacks and simplest help I have yet found in all Arch (distros) forums. Firefox (nightly and aurora) updated as it suppose to do, without having to be the QUEEN of England (or the pope) to use pacman which "anyway" would be telling me again that keys or packages are corrupted lol ahahah;)

You should learn to use pacman properly. Open a new thread and ask about the problems you say you are having. And please do not bump old threads. Thanks. Closing.


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