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TigerLinux 04-19-2011 11:28 AM

Firefox 4.0 Not Available in Ubuntu Synaptic Package Manager
 
only 3.6.16,
not 4.0, why?

Thor_2.0 04-19-2011 12:04 PM

Possble explanations...

Your local database has not yet been synced to the latest versions.
Or, more probably, FireFox needs xulrunner 2.0, and possibly not everything in your distro "enjoys" xulrunner 2.0 yet...

Just some thoughts...

Thor

repo 04-19-2011 12:11 PM

Take a look at
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/f...d-10-10-users/
You need to add the Firefox Stable PPA to your system sources.

Kind regards

b0uncer 04-19-2011 01:18 PM

The general reason is that Ubuntu, like most of the other major distributions, does not add all the newest software to the reposities of every (supported) OS version right when they're released, for a variety of reasons (takes a lot of time in testing, packaging, following updates etc., potentially forces updating loads of other packages, and so on...) Fixes are added, especially security related, but major updates are typically added only to the next (or next to that) version, when other things are updated as well (required libraries, for example). That's why you don't get the newest Gnome desktop to the older/current version right at the release day, but only when the next version is out.

With Firefox you can also get around this easily by copying it to your disk manually, and running it from there. Has worked with previous versions, should work with this one too. Or use the "extra" reposities, like mentioned.

craigevil 04-19-2011 11:04 PM

How to install firefox 4 in ubuntu using PPA*|*Ubuntu Geek : http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ins...using-ppa.html


Iceweasel 4.0 was in the Debian repo within 2 days after the Mozilla Firefox 4.0 release. No need to add more repos.


# apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
Installed: 4.0-3
Candidate: 4.0-3

TigerLinux 04-20-2011 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by repo (Post 4329497)
Take a look at
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/f...d-10-10-users/
You need to add the Firefox Stable PPA to your system sources.

Kind regards

I get it done for Firefox,
how about for Seamonkey?

repo 04-20-2011 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TigerLinux (Post 4330517)
I get it done for Firefox,
how about for Seamonkey?

https://launchpad.net/~joe-nationnet...ppa-seamonkey2

Kind regards

widget 04-20-2011 11:03 AM

Ubuntu 11.04 uses firefox4


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