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Old 01-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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solved - 8.04 - Uninstalled Firefox, ... can't install Sun-Java6-plugin now.


Hi, ****( solved ) I used Ubuntu tweak to add the Firefox testing repository, that allowed an installation of FF and therefore an installation of the Java6 plugin.

Something went wrong with my Firefox, I could not set the homepage (always blank), it would not open to last session, just blank page and if I clicked a link in Thunderbird, FF would open up with a blank page as well. Enough of that had been had so I uninstalled it via synaptic. I installed Swiftweasel - an unbranded tweaked FF (it is like Swiftfox). IT works great, but when I uninstalled FF through synaptic it took the "Sun-Java6-plugin" with it. I thought that would be no big deal because I would just reinstall it. Doesn't work that way.

I get this synaptic error:

"sun-java6-plugin:
Depends: sun-java6-bin (=6-06-0ubuntu1) but 6-07-3ubuntu2 is to be installed".

Well, I thought, no problem I will just reinstall FF through synaptic and then I can reinstall the Java plugin (all of this just so that I can have Java working with Swiftweasel, the only browser I REALLY want installed).

Nope.

There are a slew of things that have to be removed in order to just install FF from the synaptic repo, one of which is "ubuntu-desktop" and I know better than to remove that.

Can you help ?

Last edited by brjoon1021; 01-01-2009 at 11:26 PM. Reason: solved
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
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Just a hint: ubuntu-destkop is a meta-package; it should be safe to remove. You can try by simply selecting that package in Synaptic - if no other packages are to be removed with it, it's no problem to dispose of it.

There's a dependency problem with an (old?) Ubuntu package - what's your way of installing Java 6? Did you get the installer from Sun or did you try via the repos (Synaptic)?

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Old 01-02-2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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my method of installing the java package is the synaptic repo.

Thanks,

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:40 AM   #4
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Did you already fix all broken packages? All this seems a little strange (beginning with the FF breakage, really). It appears to be a funny (not in the sense of hilarious...) dependency problem - did you check all repo pointers?

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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solved - sort of. I added what I did to work-around to my original post
 
  


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