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Firefox-Upgrade

Postby Arran on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:20 pm

Today I received the message, that I should upgrade to Firefox 9.0.1 and the Africaan language pack. Why???
I have Iceweasel 9.0.1 since quite a number of weeks and I have installed the «Alternative German language pack».

Why do I receive this notice?
What happens when I follow this upgrade?

I do not understand why LMDE-users are pestered with FF when Debian uses Iceweasel as a 1:1 clone of Firefox.
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Re: Firefox-Upgrade

Postby Gerd50 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:15 pm

Why do I receive this notice?

Possibly because you are running mintupdate-debian?

What happens when I follow this upgrade?

I don't know, but maybe you would have FF in Africaans if you follow :lol:

Why don't you ignore the message or comment out the mint repos if you don't want messages like this? From which i
read in your posts you are more the adventurous type of LMDE user and you don't need the 'safe way' direction?
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Re: Firefox-Upgrade

Postby Arran on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Gerd

I do not want to miss out on any upgrades, once they come for the applications I installed. I am not happy about this FF one. So, no way to change my sources.list.

I was quite pissed of with Kubuntu when I had to wait nearly 5 month for Gimp 2.6.11 to bring the updates. So I started to look for rolling release distribution.

However, I have no time and no «lust» to try this upgrade and hope, to find a solution how I can kill this request repeating itself every time I touch Synaptic.
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Re: Firefox-Upgrade

Postby aes2011 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:22 pm

Arran wrote:...
However, I have no time and no «lust» to try this upgrade and hope, to find a solution how I can kill this request repeating itself every time I touch Synaptic.

Does that mean that Firefox is shown as an installed software in Synaptic. If it is, you'll keep getting "update advice". There's a way to lock a version in Synaptic described over at askubuntu.com: _http://askubuntu.com/questions/9607/what-does-lock-version-do-. But as they point out, it's strictly Synaptic. Other update methods may still show you the update. The suggestion by bodhi.zazen here may get around even that:
-http://askubuntu.com/questions/86226/keep-the-ubuntu-package-version-im-using-now/86229#comment102573_86229-

(Apologies in advance for linking to a "ubuntu" related site.)
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Re: Firefox-Upgrade

Postby Arran on Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:22 am

Thanks. Its OK relating to Ubuntu Websites, sometimes they work for LMDE, sometimes not, depending the mount of tampering by Ubuntu with the Debian code. So I am a bit reluctant.
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Re: Firefox-Upgrade

Postby longtom on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:00 am

Afrikaans ... kkkkk kaans ... :D
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