Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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Sometime in the past I downloaded Arctic Fox 27.9.19 to Ubuntu/home/bart/Downloads, and unarchived it there. Quite possibly I never got around to finding a better place to install it.
I have discovered to my great surprise that I can run that Arctic Fox from /media/fienix/MATE/home/bart/Downloads!
Should I be able to do that? There are certain other programs that I have to go to Ubuntu to use because Fienix can't get them (e.g. gnucash). I tried running gnucash from someplace I found it in /media/fienix/MATE/ but as expected no soap.
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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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kilaueabart wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:58 am Sometime in the past I downloaded Arctic Fox 27.9.19 to Ubuntu/home/bart/Downloads, and unarchived it there. Quite possibly I never got around to finding a better place to install it.
I have discovered to my great surprise that I can run that Arctic Fox from /media/fienix/MATE/home/bart/Downloads!
Should I be able to do that? There are certain other programs that I have to go to Ubuntu to use because Fienix can't get them (e.g. gnucash). I tried running gnucash from someplace I found it in /media/fienix/MATE/ but as expected no soap.
I cannot tell why that worked... But in general, I have solved all kind of 'permission' dilemmas by keeping those 'stand-alone' programs (which I want to use with different distros/ installations) on a NTFS formatted partition. In that way, the programs on it are freely usable from any distro, as soon as the partition is mounted. On NTFS filesystem there is no 'owner' of the files.

The settings of those programs are individual for each distro, though, they are saved to the current home folder. But if you need to copy some settings files/folders from one distro (or user account) to another, you can again take advantage of the 'anonymity' of NTFS by simply copying them first on a NTFS (or FAT) partition and from there to the final destination. That way you don't need to change manually the ownership of files.
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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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Arctic Fox for Ubuntu 10.04 works on Debian (32-bit userland) as well.

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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The latest release of Arctic Fox has been added to the Fienix repositories.
I've also added gnucash - you can request software that you'd like added.
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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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caseycullen wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:07 am you can request software that you'd like added.
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Thank you! I never would have guessed it would be that easy!
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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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kilaueabart wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:47 am
caseycullen wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:07 am you can request software that you'd like added.
-Casey
Thank you! I never would have guessed it would be that easy!
But it turns out not to be quite that easy after all. Attempts to download gnucash tell me I have to fix broken packages first but no hint as to what packages are broken or how to fix them.
More disturbing! I get the same complaint trying to install Arctic Fox!
Ditto Interweb, so I have to assume the broken package is in my machine somewhere, but how to find?

I asked DuckDuckGo about that, and found answers for use in Ubuntu

root@Fienix:/home/fienix# apt install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
root@Fienix:/home/fienix# dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin
root@Fienix:/home/fienix# dpkg -l | grep ^..r
root@Fienix:/home/fienix#

Found a few more things to try (in Ubuntu), but no soap. /usr/local/sbin is empty, but /usr/sbin and /sbin are full of stuff. Haven't been able to find out how to check "root's PATH." Well, maybe I did:

fienix@Fienix:~$ echo $PATH
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games

What next?
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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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Curiouser and curiouser. Today I found gnucash-4.1.tar.bz2 in Downloads, but have no idea how it got there, since Synaptic refuses to send it. I did unarchive it and try unsuccessfully to figure out a way to run it from /Downloads/gnucash-4.1/, but utterly baffled.

Today I was successful at refreshing synaptic and upgrading. Then just for the heck of it I tried downloading gnucash-common and gnucash-docs, ignoring gnucash itself, and I was successful in installing them, or at least so Synaptic informs me. I haven't really tried to find out where they might be on my disk yet. Probably no real point in doing so, without the main program.

Made one more try at gnucash without success, but when I check its Properties, I get Status: [!] Broken. So now I am starting to wonder if there is something wrong with the package at Synaptic and not something broken on my own computer.

I didn't notice until just now that this conversation is not taking place in the main Fienix thread. Maybe I should move it.
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