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khinch 02-12-2012 10:52 AM

Iceweasel - How Do I Install Firefox Sync?
I have recently installed Debian 6.0.4 to try it out, and notice it comes with Iceweasel 3.5.16. I used to use Firefox's in-build sync to keep all my bookmarks in sync across all my machines. I have searched the add-ons but Iceweasel doesn't seem to support Firefox Sync.

I have also tried to un-install Iceweasel and use Firefox instead, but it just seems to end in disaster (I get messages like "./firefox: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", despite libstdc++ being installed).

Can anyone please tell me:

A: How to install Firefox Sync in Iceweasel or

B: How to install Firefox without pain

Any help much appreciated.

jim_p 02-12-2012 11:16 AM

Get a newer version of iceweasel for your branch from here

khinch 02-12-2012 12:06 PM

Brilliant, thanks for that. I'm now running Iceweasel 10.0.1 and have the sync option.

I had already added the non-free and contrib repositories and ran "apt-get upgrade", but didn't realise I had to add any more.

Much appreciated.

jim_p 02-12-2012 12:32 PM

The packages on the stable branch remain untouched for the entire life of the release, so, if you want newer features etc, you either go to testing/unstable or find some other repo.

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