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Old 06-08-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Upgrading Firefox the right way


I am currently on Warty Warthog.


I want to upgrade my Firefox from 0.9.3 to 1.0.4.

I have downloaded the file from mozilla.org.

I know how to install it, but doin so, (using sh firefox.sh), it won't be recognised by apt-get and moreover, I won't be able to properly uninstall it.

I would like to know is there any way other than this?

There is a similar thing I found in the Ubuntu Linux Wiki:Upgrading Firefox.

I want to avoid Upgrading due to the slow connection I have got.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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AFAIK, Debian 3.1 (released a couple days ago) included Firefox 1.0.4 so you could probably use that DEB file if you can't find one in the Ubuntu repositories...
 
Old 06-08-2005, 10:25 PM   #3
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Thanks.

But, can you provide me some link, for downloading it?

Also mention, how .deb packages are upgraded.

Are they upgraded in the same way as RPMs are done? Like using rpm -U or something?
 
Old 06-08-2005, 11:57 PM   #4
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just do a search in google.com for firefox debian package and the first result will lead you to the firefox package you seek...

i don't know the debian equivalent of "rpm -U", but to install a single already downloaded package with dpkg it goes like (example):
Code:
dpkg -i mozilla-firefox_1.0.4-2_i386.deb

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Old 06-09-2005, 12:57 AM   #5
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apt-get install mozilla firefox should install the newest version of Firefox.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by craigevil
apt-get install mozilla firefox should install the newest version of Firefox.
Thanks. I tried this.

I have all the repositories added as per the official Ubuntu Guide for Warty.

I get the following result.

Code:
amit@ubuntu:~ $ sudo apt-get install mozilla firefox
Password:
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package firefox

win32sux, Hold on, I will try your suggestion.
But, the link that you provided, takes me to a page, where I see a package to download the "IN DEVELOPMENT" Firefox Version 1.0.4-2.
Still, I will download it.

Last edited by duffmckagan; 06-09-2005 at 12:28 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 01:07 PM   #7
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Try

sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox
 
Old 06-09-2005, 04:46 PM   #8
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this is the mozilla-firefox package i had found:

http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/d...i386&type=main

but yeah, an "apt-get install mozilla-firefox" should do the trick as long as the package is in the repositories you have in your sources file... i assume ubuntu includes it in their repositories...
 
Old 06-09-2005, 08:25 PM   #9
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This is what happens when I try

Code:
sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox
Code:
amit@ubuntu:~ $ sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
mozilla-firefox is already the newest version.
You might want to run Ďapt-get -f installí to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  ymessenger: Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2 (>= 0.13.0) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: libssl0.9.6 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try Ďapt-get -f installí with no packages (or specify a solution).
Yeah, before that I tried to install ymessenger, exactly in the same way as told by yahoo, but got a similar message.

win32sux, I have downloaded the package you have mentioned already.
Should I go with it?


I can try both the methods.
But will that UPGRADE my Current Version of Firefox?
 
Old 06-09-2005, 09:37 PM   #10
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With installing the .deb package that I have downloaded as per win32sux's instructions, this is the result.

Code:
amit@ubuntu:~ $ sudo dpkg -i mozilla-firefox_1.0.4-2_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 61576 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mozilla-firefox 1.0.4-2 (using mozilla-firefox_1.0.4-2_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement mozilla-firefox ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mozilla-firefox:
 mozilla-firefox depends on libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-21); however:
  Version of libc6 on system is 2.3.2.ds1-13ubuntu2.
 mozilla-firefox depends on libfontconfig1 (>= 2.3.0); however:
  Version of libfontconfig1 on system is 2.2.2-2ubuntu3.
 mozilla-firefox depends on libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.6.0); however:
  Version of libglib2.0-0 on system is 2.4.7-0ubuntu2.
 mozilla-firefox depends on libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.6.0); however:
  Version of libgtk2.0-0 on system is 2.4.10-1ubuntu1.
 mozilla-firefox depends on libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.8.1); however:
  Version of libpango1.0-0 on system is 1.6.0b-0ubuntu1.
 mozilla-firefox depends on libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.8rel); however:
  Version of libpng12-0 on system is 1.2.5.0-7.
dpkg: error processing mozilla-firefox (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mozilla-firefox
 
Old 06-09-2005, 09:43 PM   #11
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okay the dependancies for the package aren't met by your current system... you'd need to add a repository to your sources file in which the proper version dependencies reside and then use "apt-get install mozilla-firefox" to download and install firefox along with the needed dependencies onto your system... i assume you should just add the sarge repository, as sarge includes firefox 1.0.4 AFAIK, but i'll let a debian person give you a better answer, as i don't have much experience with debian...
 
Old 06-09-2005, 10:19 PM   #12
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Have you looked here: Ubuntu Forums - Installing Firefox update and "How to add extra repositories?"
 
Old 06-09-2005, 10:30 PM   #13
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Try apt-get install MozillaFirefox............
 
Old 06-09-2005, 10:36 PM   #14
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No use man.
I think that there are many dependencies problems.


I am reading the stuff in Ubuntu forums from the link that craigveil posted.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 10:44 PM   #15
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you can still wait for a package in ubuntu repositories, can't you???
 
  


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