Re: Installing Firefox 4 beta 2 in N900 - howto?

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On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:48, Aniello Del Sorbo <anidel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> Aniello

Actually it still gives me the same error if I try :

apt-get install fennec

it quits with:

E: Handler silently failed


> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:04, Dawid Lorenz <dawid@xxxxxxxxx> 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 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 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 *
>> null:// I haven't lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere
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> anidel

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