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Old 04-19-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Firefox 4.0 Not Available in Ubuntu Synaptic Package Manager


only 3.6.16,
not 4.0, why?
 
Old 04-19-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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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...

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 04-19-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 04-19-2011, 11:04 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 04-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #6
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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?
 
Old 04-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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I get it done for Firefox,
how about for Seamonkey?
https://launchpad.net/~joe-nationnet...ppa-seamonkey2

Kind regards
 
Old 04-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #8
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Ubuntu 11.04 uses firefox4
 
  


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