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Bernard's Cask


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug 2013, 21:26    Post subject:  upup528.005
Subject description: FF Self Initiated Upgrade
 

I found FF had self initiated an update. If this behind my back doings is going to be the new paradigm, I'm done with it. Is this right?[img][/img]
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug 2013, 22:49    Post subject:  

This is controlled from FF Edit-> preferences->Advanced->Update
You change the settings to what you want it to do for updates.

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Bernard's Cask


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 01:56    Post subject:  

Puppy should not be packaged (without a warning) with automatic FF updates enabled Sad When I'm not even intending on saving my session, why should FF be allowed to effectively and klandestinely steal expensive bandwidth every time puppy (live ro-media or pfix=ram) is fired up? Confused And it's not just me, others (we-all) depend on BW not being abused Mad This isn't Redmond Embarassed Perhaps there should be a kernel line parameter option "pfix=no_surprises" Idea I'm one that firmly believes in letting sleeping dogs lie Wink
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 05:43    Post subject:  

Hmm well it IS a firefox annoying feature...by default newer versions do it to anyone that installs it on any system.

The only way to prevent it is if a profile is created with auto update disabled...I do that for myself as part of an anti large profile but its not something that would normally done for a system thats meant for the general public.

If you want to make a protest post on the mozilla forum as it is they who have made this annoying change (and several others for that matter)
I would not mind the auto updates in general if such updates were guaranteed beneficial..... but really I believe in user choice too rather than someone who decides whats best for me.

But just to repeat this is not puppy's doing as such... but perhaps it might be worth devs to consider making a few tweaks to their browser packages.

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bigpup


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 20:39    Post subject:  

You need to post this to the Upup 528.005 topic.
The developer of Upup has control of this.

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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 21:55    Post subject:  

I forget to change the settings in FF also quite a while .
As mikenb stated, packaging a browser downloaded as precompiled .tar.* "as is" directly into a .sfs for example would run the browser first time seeking for updates by default .

The only file that may contain settings I can find is

/root/.mozilla/firefox/5jv65xn5.default/prefs.js

Code:

# Mozilla User Preferences

/* Do not edit this file.
 *
 * If you make changes to this file while the application is running,
 * the changes will be overwritten when the application exits.
 *
 * To make a manual change to preferences, you can visit the URL about:config
 * For more information, see http://www.mozilla.org/unix/customizing.html#prefs
 */

user_pref("app.update.auto", false);
user_pref("app.update.enabled", false);
user_pref("browser.search.update", false);
user_pref("extensions.update.enabled", false);


and this is the ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini file :
Code:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=5jv65xn5.default
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Aug 2013, 06:50    Post subject:  

To add changes that will be included in a new profile edit /usr/lib/firefox/defaults/profile
A set of preferences can be set and then copied from an existing profile.
Avoid those 200MB profiles lol
Use the word profile many times...

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