Well, last night I was very busy, doing the monster mash here in the lab. I wanted to accomplish 3 things on my slackware box (AKA the lab).
1. Find and install VLC player.
2. Find and install Fldigi.
3. Manually upgrade the Firefox on it from 45.9.0 to the latest, which is 53.0.3.
I found VLC player 2.2 in .tgx format. It installed and ran perfectly. So far so good.
I could not find firefox or fldigi in .tgz or .tgx format, so I looked for them in .RPM format. I found firefox 53.0.2, and Fldigi 4.0.4 on one of the Redhat mirror sites. After downloading them, I used rpm2tgz to convert them.
I tried fldigi first. It appeared to install, but I saw no information scrolling down the terminal window, as I am accustomed. I looked through all my menus, and all I found was the part of it, called flarc, which will not run without fldigi running. ( I know this because I run fldigi in mint cinnamon) Curses, foiled again.
I decided to attempt a manual update of firefox. I got the error that it could not find it to update. When I tried to open it as usual, it would no longer open.
Not a good sign. In desperation, I attempted to install the update. It would not install. I tried slackpkg clean-system, and it asked me if I wished to delete VLC player. I declined, and it closed.
So I guess that I have Borked firefox beyond repair.
Nothing like a good beating, eh Wiz?
Tonight I will wipe the drive, and start again. Well, it has been very educational, and I did bat .333 for the night, so perhaps I should be happy with that. Anyway, let me get to it, and I will see ya later.