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Old 12-27-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Firefox Downgrade


Hello

As usual the Mozilla team has irritated me with their most recent upgrade to 43. So I am trying to downgrade back to 42 however now I keep getting a message from the package installer that dependencies cant be satisfied. It wont tell me what they are of course but I even tried forcing going back to the 42 version in the package manager (muon) and it wont give me that option. It only shows 43 and 28. I installed gdebi and it just says the package is uninstallable.

Has anyone had any luck downgrading Firefox?
 
Old 12-27-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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I had that once before...I risked it and downloaded a version (from th horse's mouth of course) and ran it in my user space...
Good luck..
BTW - Manjaro has the downgrade script, dunnow if Kubuntu has tht too...
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:29 PM   #3
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is the firefox-esr (extended support release) available for your distro?
that would slow the update frequencydown somewhat.
or iceweasel?

but, i must say i don't see that much difference from 42 => 43, and people have been complaining everytime ff made a ui change...

maybe if you tell us what is so annoying in 43, there's other ways to solve that?
 
Old 12-27-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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what is "wrong" with 43 ????

i saw no change in the ui , but i am using the "Classic Theme Restorer"

now they ARE trying to be like Chromium with a "app store"

I do however use Seamonkey mostly
 
Old 12-27-2015, 09:13 PM   #5
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Just installed

Code:
$ apt-cache policy qupzilla
qupzilla:
  Installed: 1.6.0-1
  Candidate: 1.6.0-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.6.0-1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
as a backup browser for this computer. It is not too shabby. No full screen video support in youtube. But I have just installed it and not configured it yet in preferences.
 
Old 12-28-2015, 09:37 AM   #6
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Fries with that? J/K.
 
Old 12-29-2015, 10:58 AM   #7
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Oh, just as there used to be parodies talking about "Friday the 13th Part 143," I'm sure that we will soon see "Firefox 65535."
 
Old 12-29-2015, 11:20 AM   #8
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Oh, just as there used to be parodies talking about "Friday the 13th Part 143," I'm sure that we will soon see "Firefox 65535."
Code:
Mozilla/66.6 (Windows NT 66.6; rv:600.6.6) Gecko/65535 Firefox/666.0.0
 
Old 01-18-2016, 10:06 AM   #9
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Firefox Downgrade

Hi Melissa,
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 View Post
Manjaro has the downgrade script
can you help me with that? Like, where to find it and/or how to apply it?

Best Wishes


EDIT: already figured that out myself : Using Downgrade

Last edited by mMirco; 01-18-2016 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 01-18-2016, 10:11 AM   #10
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Hi John,

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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
what is "wrong" with 43 ????
there is a plugin, which is much like a hard-copy language reader with serveral build lexicons and dictionaries, which I use on a daily basis. I don't know when the author will get it fixed to work with 43, but until then I want to use it, today, with 42, where it works.

Best Wishes
 
Old 01-18-2016, 11:13 AM   #11
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Quote:
can you help me with that? Like, where to find it and/or how to apply it?
Well, is is a script that seems generic to Arch Linux or Manjaro Linux (and possibly Arch derivates)...nonetheless...Mozilla has a page that explains all...
Basically, running FF in your user space should work nicely...download if, unpack somewhere and run the bin in the folder...
That's what I did, with good results...
Melissa
 
Old 01-18-2016, 11:16 AM   #12
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Hi Melissa,
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Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 View Post
Well, is is a script that seems generic to Arch Linux or Manjaro Linux (and possibly Arch derivates)...nonetheless...Mozilla has a page that explains all...
Basically, running FF in your user space should work nicely...download if, unpack somewhere and run the bin in the folder...
That's what I did, with good results...
Melissa
thanks for the reply.

In the meantime I already figured that out myself : Using Downgrade

Best Wishes
 
Old 01-18-2016, 11:31 AM   #13
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In the meantime I already figured that out myself
...provided it works on your distro, if so, cool, Downgrade is a keeper, it rescued me several times
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