[maemo-users] Installing Firefox 4 beta 2 in N900 - howto?

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Fri Nov 5 16:48:36 EET 2010
I also had plenty of issues installing Fennec Beta on Maemo.

What I do is resort to terminal.

Yesteday after App Manager added the Beta catalog and said Fennec was
already installed (it was, but B1) I went to Terminal and typed:

apt-get install fennec

and it quits saying "Silently failing to process handler" (or
something of that sort).

Then I typed:

apt-get upgrade

and that happily upgraded it.

However, last time I had Fennec installed from the Ovi Repo I had to
play a lot with apt-get in order to install the Beta.


On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:04, Dawid Lorenz <dawid at lorenz.co> wrote:
> I'm experiencing problems installing Firefox 4 beta 2 on my device. I
> currently don't have Firefox/fennec installed at all. So here's what I do to
> get latest beta installed:
> 1) Go to http://firefox.com/m/beta in N900's browser - click "Download for
> Maemo" button.
> 2) App Manager starts and prompts to add new "Mozilla multi Beta Catalogue".
> I confirm so App Manager takes its usual time to do stuff before I get
> prompt to install Firefox 1.1 (!!!) which comes from "Ovi" repository,
> rather than Firefox 4.0b2 from Mozilla repo.
> 3) I cancel that installation, go to catalogue manager, disable Ovi
> repository and completely delete "Mozilla beta" repo as well. App Manager
> again takes time to refresh repos in the background.
> 4) I go back to firefox.com/m/beta and restart whole procedure.
> 5) When App Manager kicks in, I get prompt to add "Mozilla beta" catalogue,
> I confirm that but then I get... "Unable to donwload fennec. Application
> package not found". :-o
> What gives?! Did anyone experience similar issues and got workaround?
> --
> Dawid 'evad' Lorenz * http://dawid.lorenz.co
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