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Old 07-28-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
Bhakta Neal
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Kubuntu 10.04: Firefox wont install- says "Requested packages are already installed"


I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 10.04.

When I activate the Firefox installer, it asks for my password (needs admin privilages), then a dialog box opens that says: "Requested packages are already installed."

I have already run the following console entry, as instructed on the Kubuntu Forums (http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/inde...opic=3113007.0) :

Quote:
sudo kubuntu-firefox-installer
I get the same exact result as with GUI, and this is the console result:

Quote:
honeybear@honeybear-laptop:~$ sudo kubuntu-firefox-installer
[sudo] password for honeybear:
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-honeybear" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-honeybear" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
honeybear@honeybear-laptop:~$ Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-honeybear" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-honeybear" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
no such package firefox
no such package kmozillahelper
kubuntu-firefox-installer
honeybear@honeybear-laptop:~$ no such package firefox
no such package kmozillahelper
____

I also tried it without sudo, as instructed (but I knew better), the result was the same, and here's what the console spit at me:

Quote:
honeybear@honeybear-laptop:~$ kubuntu-firefox-installer
honeybear@honeybear-laptop:~$ QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 2
QPainter::setCompositionMode: Painter not active
QPainter::end: Painter not active, aborted
no such package firefox
no such package kmozillahelper
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
Thank you for your time!
Hare Krishna!
 
Old 07-28-2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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Its kubuntu big problem...
never mind..
try installing firefox by synaptic package manager...or
sudo apt-get install firefox

hope this will work..
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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To be as appreciative and as tactful as I can be,
I honestly don't understand and/or remember what that is or how to use it.
Would you mind providing baby-steps for me?

Example:
"Open console and copy/paste this:
Quote:
(commands here)
"

Thank You, Rahulkya.
Hare Krishna!
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:07 PM   #4
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Firefox is already in the U/Ku/Xu/Lu/buntu repositories.
To be sure you are using the latest version of firefox you only need to run the update manager and get all the updates.
See these links for installing and updating software in the *buntus:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/sources
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware
FYI:
That website that in the above links is an excellent source for beginner friendly tutorials for Ubuntu.
Hope this helps.
You do not need to jump through hoops to upgrade firefox on Ubuntu. It is already provided for you.

Last edited by tommcd; 07-28-2010 at 02:09 PM.
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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tommcd,
Thank you for the encouraging words. I will see where this leads...
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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Ok, those guides are for GNOME, Ubuntu. At my skill level, it does not help me a bit with my KDE Kubuntu. But thank you kindly.
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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Quote:
I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 10.04.
Keyword: fresh.

So fresh in fact, that at the point that I initiated this thread, I had not yet started the updates.

Updates are running now. I wonder...
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:50 PM   #8
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If it's not there after the updates, try going into a terminal and doing:

apt-get install firefox
 
Old 07-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #9
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open terminal and paste the followimg command..
Quote:
sudo apt-get install firefox
 
Old 07-28-2010, 03:43 PM   #10
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Applications>Internet>A Web Browser

...nuff said
 
Old 07-28-2010, 06:24 PM   #11
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So the 100-something updates did allow me to install Firefox.

BUT

Firefox will not show in the taskbar, but other applications do. Firefox is operating a bit strange, dont ask me to define that.

Now, when Firefox was finished, my Microblog and the fancy Desktop folder have disappeared. I wonder what else is missing. The download was a torrent directly from Kubuntu. The file I selected was

kubuntu-10.04-amd64

My system is an Intel Celeron, with otherwise Win7 pre-loaded on the machine.

Wrong file? Download and burn again, then re-install???????
 
Old 07-29-2010, 12:51 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhakta Neal View Post
Firefox will not show in the taskbar, but other applications do. Firefox is operating a bit strange, dont ask me to define that.
I don't think that anyone around here will be able to troubleshoot "operating a bit strange". You will have to define what the problem is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhakta Neal View Post
Now, when Firefox was finished, my Microblog and the fancy Desktop folder have disappeared. I wonder what else is missing. The download was a torrent directly from Kubuntu. The file I selected was
kubuntu-10.04-amd64
Sorry, but I don't have a clue what that means. What "fancy desktop folder" are you talking about??? How does a torrent figure into this????
Open a terminal and run:
Code:
apt-cache policy firefox
If the installed and candidate versions match, then you have the latest version of firefox in the Ubuntu repos.
Try starting firefox with a new profile. From the terminal:
Code:
firefox -P
Or rename your ~/.mozilla directory ~/.mozila.bak. Then launch firefox and see if it runs ok. Perhaps you have a corrupted profile, or one of your addons has gone rogue on you.
If that does not help, just rename the ~/.mozilla.bak back to ~/.mozilla.

Last edited by tommcd; 07-29-2010 at 12:54 PM.
 
  


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