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Old 11-08-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
ladySeion
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I need help! Ubuntu 9.10 and Firefox


Hi.

I've just made a massive update from Ubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 and ran into a problem. I can't use Firefox. I've tried removing and installing, but I couldn't. I'll post below the error I got when trying to install it via terminal.

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seion@Lorna:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
firefox is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
7 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up firefox-3.5 (3.5.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1) ...
update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 doesn't exist.
dpkg: error processing firefox-3.5 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox:
firefox depends on firefox-3.5; however:
Package firefox-3.5 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing firefox (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox-3.0:
firefox-3.0 depends on firefox-3.5; however:
Package firefox-3.5 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing firefox-3.0 (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox-3.5-gnome-support:
firefox-3.5-gnome-support depends on firefox-3.5 (= 3.5.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1); however:
Package firefox-3.5 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing firefox-3.5-gnome-support (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox-3.0-gnome-support:
firefox-3.0-gnome-support depends on firefox-3.5-gnome-support; however:
Package firefox-3.5-gnome-support is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing firefox-3.0-gnome-support (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox-gnome-support:
firefox-gnome-support depends on firefox-3.5-gnome-support; however:
Package firefox-3.5-gnome-support is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing firefox-gnome-support (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ubufox:
ubufox depends on firefox | abrowser | firefox-3.0 | firefox-2; however:
Package firefox is not configured yet.
Package abrowser is not installed.
Package firefox-3.0 is not configured yet.
Package firefox-3.5 which provides firefox-3.0 is not configured yet.
Package firefox-2 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing ubufox (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
firefox-3.5
firefox
firefox-3.0
firefox-3.5-gnome-support
firefox-3.0-gnome-support
firefox-gnome-support
ubufox
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Can someone help me with this?
 
Old 11-09-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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Using the following URL you can download the tar archive of the latest version of Firefox.
You can extract the archive using tar,

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tar xvjf firefox.tar.bz2
You should then be able to start firefox from the command line from the bin directory inside the extracted directory,

Quote:
./firefox-bin
or

Quote:
./firefox
 
Old 11-09-2009, 12:51 AM   #3
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So that we can see the state of your system, can you please run the following command and post the output?

Code:
dpkg -l 'firefox*'
Evo2.

PS. I think the problem could probably be resolved by removing the firefox-3.0 and firefox-3.0-gnome-support packages.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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Hi again,

I managed to solve the problem by removing the packages and reinstalling manually. Thank you for the help!
 
Old 11-09-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ladySeion View Post
I managed to solve the problem by removing the packages and reinstalling manually. Thank you for the help!
Did you download and install the binary from the mozilla.com or did you use apt-get?

Evo2.
 
  


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