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Old 09-13-2009, 02:59 AM   #1
Captain Obvious
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Ubuntu Jaunty User with firefox 3.5.2: get old firefox updates to stop?


I used ubuntuzilla to install 3.5.2 on my IBM T43 Notebook. I'm using Ubuntu Jaunty with all the newest updates.

But now the ubdate notifier can't stop sending me updates about the OLD firefox. 3.1.? I think... It says "firefox" "firefox-gnome support" etc.

It's really rather annoying, and instead of clicking "update now," I have to filter the old firefox stuff out before I update.

Any way to get that thing to shut up?

Sorry if this has already been posted... kinda slipped my mind to use the search function... but if you don't mind, I'd still like some answers HERE instead of just "USE THE SEARCH, NOOB!" responses.

Just checked... seems to me it hasn't already been posted... unless I'm not searching for the right thing

Last edited by Captain Obvious; 09-13-2009 at 03:04 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 04:59 AM   #2
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This is what you are supposed to have ...

dpkg --get-selections | grep firefox
firefox-3.1
firefox-3.5
firefox-3.5-branding

: firefox-3.1 : dummy upgrade package 3.1 -> 3.5.2
: firefox-3.5 : package manager says 3.5.2 ... to-day ..
dpkg -l firefox-3.5 :
firefox-3.5 .. 3.5.2+nobinonly safe and easy web browser
( I had to change mirror to http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
to get it.)
.. So you can just update to that with
sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5
... And .. to-morrow ... you may get version 3.5.3 ,
already available in e.g. the Fedora 11 repo.
I don't know how slow an delayed Ubuntu is ! !
3.5.3 is better : checks and warns about unsafe flashplayer.
.....

EDIT EDIT : The dummy upgrade package 'firefox-3.1' can with
no problems be uninstalled > > Then may be no more upgrade ?
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 09-13-2009 at 12:14 PM.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
SaintDanBert
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
This is what you are supposed to have ...
.....
EDIT EDIT : The dummy upgrade package 'firefox-3.1' can with
no problems be uninstalled > > Then may be no more upgrade ?
.....
I don't have ANY working firefox.
Code:
dpkg --list | grep firefox
ii  firefox                                    3.6.4~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~jaunty    safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
ii  firefox-3.1                                3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1                          dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> fir
ii  firefox-3.1-branding                       3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1                          dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> fir
ii  firefox-3.1-dev                            3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1                          dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> fir
ii  firefox-3.1-gnome-support                  3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1                          dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> fir
ii  firefox-3.5-branding                       3.6.4~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~jaunty    dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.5 -> fir
ii  firefox-3.5-dev                            3.6.4~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~jaunty    dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.5 -> fir
ii  firefox-3.5-gnome-support                  3.6.4~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~jaunty    dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.5 -> fir
ii  firefox-branding                           3.6.4~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~jaunty    Package that ships the firefox branding
ii  firefox-dev                                3.6.4~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~jaunty    Development files for Mozilla Firefox
ii  firefox-gnome-support                      3.6.4~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~jaunty    Support for GNOME in Mozilla Firefox
ii  firefox-launchpad-plugin                   0.4                                                      Launchpad firefox integration
ii  firefox-trunk                              3.0.19+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1                         dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk -> f
ii  firefox-trunk-dev                          3.0.19+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1                         dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk -> f
ii  firefox-trunk-gnome-support                3.0.19+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1                         dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk -> f
I have done all sorts of apt-get remove --purge to get rid of the 3.6 parts. I finally had to resort to rm -rf to remove the v3.6 folder.

Must I track down all traces of firefox anything for rm -rf treatment?

Must I remove all of the $HOME/.mozilla/firefox folders too?

How do I get a running firefox that is supported by repository updates?
 
  


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