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Old 06-13-2018, 06:17 PM   #1
papilon
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Hi all

I have installed Arora browser. I find it unstable and looks like it hasn't been updated for some time but still is in repositories.
1. how to find out when the package/program was recently updated? What command will tell me when a particular packet/program was updated recently?


2. why arora which is not longer supported and its stable version is 0.11,0 is still in repository? Is it save to use a brawser from 2010?

thx

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Old 06-14-2018, 06:07 AM   #2
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would be nice to know your OS.
You can check Arora here: https://github.com/Arora/arora/tree/master
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What command will tell me when a particular packet/program was updated recently?
There is no general answer/solution available (as far as I know)
 
Old 06-14-2018, 03:16 PM   #3
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What do you want me to check there in the link you provided? Why is Arora, which was recently updated on 2014-04-06, still in repositories? Is it safe to use not updated browser?

So we can't check when particular packet was recently updated?
 
Old 06-15-2018, 12:37 AM   #4
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I don't want you to check anything, but if you wish you can check Arora on github.
And the same way you can check any package, just you need to find the source.
 
Old 06-15-2018, 10:28 AM   #5
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without knowing WHAT Operating System and it VERSION!!! you are using it is nearly impossible to help you


for Example:

if this is RHEL5 then you are out of luck - install RHEL7

or if it is Debian 4,5,6,7 same thing
install a supported OS

BUT

if this is say Debian 9 or rhel6 or 7 (or fedora 28 ) -- a Supported OS we can help
 
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Hi papilon,

Your profile says you are an Ubuntu user, is that correct?

We can check the last update of an Ubuntu package by visiting http://packages.ubuntu.com and reading the "changelog."

For example, here is the arora changelog: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changel...06-1/changelog

You are correct that arora is no longer being actively developed. If you are concerned about using an up-to-date browser that receives regular security patches, arora is not a good choice.

Firefox is the recommended browser in Ubuntu, and it is installed by default.
 
  


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