Previously, i was following through a tutorial at Killer Web Development and i encountered a problem while trying to use Selenium… because I only have Iceweasel and not Firefox. So, here’re my experiences in finding the answer: Will update when i try something new! :s
1. Well, thank goodness i found an answer for my Firefox and Iceweasel problem here.
First, you need to remove the existing Iceweasel package
apt-get remove iceweasel
To use Linux Mint’s Debian package repo, add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
add the following line:
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import
Then, just run:
apt-get install firefox-l10n-en-us
E: unable to locate package firefox-l10n-en-us
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import armhf Packages
404 Not Found
2. Same goes for this:
apt-get remove iceweasel
echo -e "\ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null
apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29
apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build
3. I tried to download the latest Firefox onto my Raspberry Pi, but the
download just won’t start on Midori. Hmm, has been unable to download
since days ago i guess.
Nevertheless, i downloaded firefox for linux from here
and transfer the files to R-Pi using Core FTP LE.
Then, i followed the instructions in another reply under the same forum thread, and tried to copy the downloaded file to /opt
$ cp firefox /opt
cp: omitting directory
The command cp is by default copies only files and if we try to copy a
directory it will throw the above error.
To copy a directory using “cp” all we have to do is add the option “-r”
which means recursively copy all the files from the source directory to the
destination directory. i.e.
cp -r dir1 dir2
Anyway, i still have the bz2 file so,
sudo cp firefox-19.0.tar.bz2 /opt
(without sudo, permission denied)
And yes, copied successfully.
Extract it using:
$ cd /opt
$ sudo tar -jxvf firefox-19.0.tar.bz2
Change the permissions of the file:
$ chown -R root:users /opt/firefox # OPERATION NOT PERMITTED
$ chmod 750 /opt/firefox
Note that the user should be a group member of “users”
$ usermod -a -G users username
Create a symbolic link
$ ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Delete firefox-19.0.tar.bz2 from /opt
sudo rm firefox-19.0.tar.bz2
Conclusion: stuck at unable to change owner. but i doubt it is already under the root ownership. However, i still cannot run the functional_tests.py. some errors to do with selenium still. Anyway, i am going to skip the step for the mean time.
Some useful reference:
To copy files, you use the cp command. The following will copy file to file2. Note that if file2 doesn’t exist, it’ll be created, but if it exists, it’ll be overwritten:
$ cp file file2
There aren’t any undo commands in the Linux CLI, so accidentally overwriting an important file would probably make you pull your head off. The risk of doing so is smaller if you use the -i option (“interactive”) with cp. The following does the same as the above, but if file2 exists, you’ll be prompted before overwriting:
$ cp -i file file2
cp: overwrite `file2'? n
So it’s a good idea to use the -i option whenever you’re dealing with important files you don’t want to lose!
If you want to copy file into directory dir1:
$ cp file dir1
The following would do the same as the above, copy file into dir1, but under a different name:
$ cp file dir1/file2
You can also copy multiple files into one directory with a single command:
$ cp file1 file2 file3 dir1
Note that if the last argument isn’t a directory name, you’ll get an error message complaining about it.
The mv command can be used for moving or renaming files. To rename a file, you can use it like this:
$ mv file file2
If file2 doesn’t exist, it’ll be created, but if it exists, it’ll be overwritten. If you want to be prompted before overwriting files, you can use the -i option the same way as with cp:
$ mv -i file file2
mv: overwrite `file2'? y
To move the file into another directory:
$ mv file dir1
If you want to rename the file to file2 and move it into another directory, you probably already figured out the command:
$ mv file dir1/file2
The rm command is used for removing files and directories. To remove a file:
$ rm file
If you use the -i option, you’ll be prompted before removing the file:
$ rm -i file
You can also delete more files at once:
rm file1 file2
Be careful with the rm command! As I already told you, Linux doesn’t have any undo commands, and it doesn’t put files into Trash where you can save them later. Once you’ve deleted a file, it’s bye-bye!