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Re: [K12OSN] Local Apps and Firefox 6

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Jomegat <jomegat jomegat com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm planning to run Firefox as a local application and I'm looking for some
> advice.  First I tried following the instructions at
> https://fedorahosted.org/k12linux/wiki/LocalAppsSupport

Not 100% sure as I can't verify this. It's been a while, but check if
/proc  is mounted inside the chroot. I think you used to have to

mount  /proc

inside the chroot before you do yum install.

> but when I got to the yum part, there was no joy:
> [root termserv i386]# setarch i386 chroot .
> bash-4.1# yum install firefox
> Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository:
> epel. Please verify its path and try again
> I thought - maybe I need to run ltsp-server-tweaks, since I do not recall
> having run that when I last rebooted (but everything seemed to work then,
> so... I dunno?)
> Here's what happens when I try running that:
> [root termserv ~]# ltsp-server-tweaks
> Failed to access configuration source(s): Failed to contact configuration
> server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking
> for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See
> http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Not running
> within active session)
> Hmmm.  Not sure what all that means.
> I tried all this while remotely logged in, as Tropical Storm Irene might
> make it a bit dodgy to get to the school (or get home afterwards).  I don't
> think that's significant, but just in case it is, I'm disclosing it here.
> My next thought was that maybe I should try FF 6 instead of 3.6 (which is
> what yum will install).  Is there a reason I should avoid that?
> Thanks in advance!
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> Jim Thomas            jomegat jomegat com
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Robert Arkiletian
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