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Old 05-01-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
kevincredden
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(trying to) install Firefox v2.x on Debian 4.0/KDE


Ok, been trying to get away from IceWeasel, and install Firefox 2.x on Debian 4/KDE, with no luck. My previous notes arn't a bit of help. So need some help it seems.

I've tried sh ./firefox
apt-get install mozilla-firefox

used both the tar/gz and .deb packages with no luck.

This is what I get when I try to install:

t22-laptop:/home/kevin/work/temp/firefox# apt-get install mozilla-firefox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package mozilla-firefox is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
iceweasel
E: Package mozilla-firefox has no installation candidate

Any ideas?

- Kc
 
Old 05-01-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
robertwolfe
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevincredden
Ok, been trying to get away from IceWeasel, and install Firefox 2.x on Debian 4/KDE, with no luck. My previous notes arn't a bit of help. So need some help it seems.

I've tried sh ./firefox
apt-get install mozilla-firefox

used both the tar/gz and .deb packages with no luck.

This is what I get when I try to install:

t22-laptop:/home/kevin/work/temp/firefox# apt-get install mozilla-firefox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package mozilla-firefox is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
iceweasel
E: Package mozilla-firefox has no installation candidate

Any ideas?

- Kc
Have you tried

Code:
apt-get install firefox
 
Old 05-02-2007, 12:04 AM   #3
jay73
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There is no firefox for Debian: Iceweasel is firefox, it has just been renamed because the Debian team had a bit of a row with the firefox team about the name/logo being too proprietary.

If you do insist on installing firefox, you can go to the firefox/mozilla site and download it. Installing is as easy as unzipping (preferably to /usr/local). No need to compile anything. Then you can call if from the command line or you can add a link to it to your menu.

One thing, though: firefox is available from the stie in 32 bit only (or it was when I last checked) - if you're running Debian 64bit, you could see quite a bit of dependency issues.
 
  


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