How to install the latest Firefox version


Is this version better/more stable for us than FireFox Quantum V62 you posted earlier in this thread ?
I was able to install it but as for the audio :
The following worked for you ?


in the past your command to install pulseaudio worked but now :
Type ‘help’ to know the ton of Elive features available…
~ ❯❯❯ sudo apt-get install pulseaudio
[sudo] password for jfbourdeau:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package pulseaudio is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package ‘pulseaudio’ has no installation candidate



Could you help me on this one ?
It that we have 2 version of FireFox ver 60 and 62 in this thread

  • they are more recents
  • as for me, my Amazon Prime Video could work on it LOL
  • need pulse audio

Can you tell me the easy way / good way to install it and how to make pulse audio work ?

Unless there is something I don’t know under the hood, one of those 2 version could be the default for Elive, no ?

Firefox Quantum 32 bits ver 62


Firefox ESR ver 60


betatest everything on live mode

install pulseaudio on it, like: api pulseaudio

note: pulseaudio can break your entire elive system lol (just play with it to test it all)

you can also try the command “apulse firefox” which runs firefox pipelined to alsa (default elive audio system) making it compatible as it was working over pulseaudio

you can do it for your own purpose but not for elive default… I mean, not for 3.0, this is major changes that can break too much things, is better to use the actual browsers, compatible and stable, next development will simply have by default updated browsers

for you, just try the last version and see if works (do all your tests in live mode which should work too)

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looks like your lists are broken, update them:


note: api is the same as “apt-get install”

try this to understand them:

alias | grep apt

finally, the most used command that i always say is “apui”, this includes updating the packages before to run sudo apt-get install, so having used apui pulseaudio would have directly worked

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❯❯❯ apulse firefox
zsh: command not found: apulse
The program ‘apulse’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install apulse
apulse: command not found

I install it ?


it worked apu fixed it
Apt get-install pulseaudio worked after tks !


yes try it

if works, you don’t need pulseaudio, which will make “less broken” your system


If I installed Pulse audio before your told me that
If I apt-get remove or use synaptic to remove it, will it fix what is may be broken ?


probably this:

~ ❯❯❯ apr pulseaudio
~ ❯❯❯ api pulseaudio-compat-notinstalled


what is the different with /usr/share and /opt

When playing with Firefox ver 60 and 62, I end up having FireFox Folder in those 2 locations and I am not sure which is ok or good or for whatever reasons it should be in one of the other…

I can’t make ver 6.0 or 62 work perperly but FireFox vers 52.8 ESR version is working well
For now I’ll forget about Amazone prime Video on Elive LOL and it’s ok


I removed everything that has the word PulseAudio, Pulse this or that from Elive
My audio was messsed up, VOIP Phone was not working well anymore lOL
Now everything is back to normal and I won’t install another browser unless provided by Elive :slight_smile:


I’m trying to search a debian documentation which explained that…

This doc is a must to understand a ton of things in a linux (debian) system, increasing the user knowledge by 100000000x times: Debian Reference

In fact, I think that should be added by default in Elive :thinking: , also the contents are very well structured by topics, where an user can search for a specific thing

You were searching for that:

that should be much more easy (or just it will be directly included) in future beta builds of Elive, but actually the development is stuck: Elive - Beta Download

Yeah i told you that you can break things :), unfortunately I don’t like the new audio system (pulseaudio) by multiple reasons (useless, more resources, etc) used in distros, but i think that elive 4.0 should probably move to it

well, is good to experiment, but specially good in Live where nothing is broken (and if is, just reboot a new Live session :smiley: )

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BTW I am not in live session anymore lOL Elive is my main Desktop OS… I should not try thin on my main Elive… My bad


You can also create a virtual machine with the ISO to run in live mode (without hard disk, so it wont take disk usage), that will make you continue work on your main system, 95% of my tests are done in a virtual machine of elive :slight_smile:


Simple but very usefull advice !!

I created a Ubuntu VM and a Elive VM, both in Live mode instead of installing them…

Was able to install in the live Ubuntu session one or 2 soft I need and can " resume the vm" when needed…

Tks !


You have also snapshots!


  • save a snapshot
  • do something ugly or a massive change
  • recover snapshot

Well, in Live mode this is not very important (so we can just reboot), but if you install a system, you can recover the state easly

I also used the spanshot feature in live mode when needed to do strong tests of the installer, like:

  • making the live system ready to run a command to “update installer and run it”
  • (snapshot this state)
    • run the installer
    • installation failed
    • fix
    • restore snapshot
    • test again

Note: this thread has been moved to the new #howtos:recommended-software category :slight_smile:


I use Oracle VirtualBox Snapshots

But are your saying there is some snapshot tool within Elive ?



There was in the past (I will need to rewrite some day this tool again), in very old versions of Elive, but yeah I think that I was talking about the vbox snapshots feature