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scpeckham 04-28-2007 05:34 PM

Firefox obsolete per Synaptic???
 
A few days ago I did a "reload" on Synaptic, and lo and behold a "local or obsolete" section was created, and lots of interesting stuff got moved there. Mozilla (including Firefox), Openoffice (and several other word processors), most of the "K" software, and the list goes on. So thinking that I might have a hardware issue, I loaded up a second machine, but the same thing happened (totally different hardware). I have been running Debian Sarge for over a year now, and have never seen anything like it. Does anyone have a clue as to what is going wrong???

Thanks,
Steven.

Dutch Master 04-28-2007 05:48 PM

The Mozilla Foundation and Debian dev's had a disagreement about logo's and licences, so they branched the Mozilla stuff and renamed it. No clues about the KDE things, I'm a Gnomy ;) OpenOffice shouldn't be there, but maybe it's required to upgrade to OpenOffice2 :)

rickh 04-28-2007 05:51 PM

Maybe it's saying your whole system is obsolete because Sarge is no longer the Stable release. Etch is. At the same time, the Mozilla suite, Firefox, etc are obsolete under Etch. They've been replaced by IceMonkey, IceDove, IceWeasel, etc.

scpeckham 04-28-2007 06:06 PM

Thanks ... That explains it, I suppose ... I did not realise Debian had gone up a level. I DO want to get to Debian stable again. I REALLY appreciate the info (and help).

Thanks,
Steven.

hitest 04-28-2007 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scpeckham
Thanks ... That explains it, I suppose ... I did not realise Debian had gone up a level. I DO want to get to Debian stable again. I REALLY appreciate the info (and help).

Thanks,
Steven.

I think you'll really like stable; I'm currently running Etch on four machines......more on the way:-)

Dutch Master 04-28-2007 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scpeckham
I REALLY appreciate the info (and help).

Start with reading the Release Notes for your architecture. If you don't know, use i386 ;) Also, read the list of known issues


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