There have been some problems getting the default firefox to update on bt4
the reason this seems to not work is that the normal install routine for firefox is to save the firefox script to /opt
When using the firefox updater it looks for the script in /opt and as such it can not find it.
One needs to remember that normal *nix boxes are setup for several users to be able to access and have their own settings for applications saved into a "home" directory. Since BT is designed for one user "root" things are a bit different.
Firefox in bt is saved under /usr/bin/firefox as a symbolic link to /usr/lib/firefox
So if you want to make your firefox install a bit more like a "normal" distro you can follow along.
First download the latest firefox from here
Next grab a shell and back up your bookmarks and settings:
Now move to the directory containing your new FFCode:root@dorkbox:~# cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup
NextCode:root@dorkbox:/opt/#tar -jxvf firefox-3.0.10tar.bz2
Find the part that has the following:Code:root@dorkbox:/opt/#nano /usr/bin/firefox
and change it to
save and exit.
Then move to /usr/bin/ and change firefox-3.0 to firefox-3.0.old Then rm the old firefox script in the same directory.
(FYI NOTE: The script is called "firefox")
Copy the new firefox script from firefox-3.0.10 to /usr/bin
Then nano /usr/bin/firefox find the line that looks like the following;
moz_libdir=/usr/local/lib/firefox-3.0.5 (it might have been a little different.
Change it to
save and exit.
Now you should be able to enjoy your pr0n from within BT as always.
It should start from a shell, and the panel icon as well as the menu icon.
NOTE: There may be an easier way or better way to do this but it works for me.
If there is an interest or a need maybe this post could be separated and made it's own under the tutorial section. Probably won't be but that's ok too.
Your directions helped me out tremendously, after a little playing i finally got it to work ... for whatever reason there is something wrong with the steps you posted as i had to move a few things around to finally get it to work. For the life of me i dont exactly know what and rite now im just happy to have the web back as i was without for about 40min.
I might write a nifty little bash script that can do all of this ... i was thinking that if i can write it the way i want all you should have to do is type in the latest version number and all should work ok ... but well see what kind of motivation i have for it tomorrow ... in the very least it will give me some much needed experience.
Anyways thanks a bunch for posting .. and this serves as a warning to others ... make sure you copy the directions and be prepaired to play with it for a little while to get it working.
Using backtrack for the first time is like being 10 years old again with the keys to a Ferrari.
This is my ideaapt-get remove firefox
apt-get install firefox
archangel.amael your instructions work flawlessly thanks now i upgraded happily my firefox..