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Another firefox version question -SOLVED

Postby opale7000 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Hello Linux Fans

I keep hearing about firefox version 57 yet Software manager reports version 50.0.2 and the about firefox menu as well?
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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby Mattyboy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:22 pm

57 should be available as an upgrade from update manager.

Don't think its in the software manager as of yet but will come as a part of Mint 18.3 by default.

It you don't have firefox currently installed grab the one from software manager then follow the upgrade path...... going on posts 57 is very Marmite so bare that in mind before installing. Still waiting on a lot of legacy extensions to be upgraded.

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:38 pm

Mattyboy wrote:57 should be available as an upgrade from update manager.

Don't think its in the software manager as of yet but will come as a part of Mint 18.3 by default.

It you don't have firefox currently installed grab the one from software manager then follow the upgrade path...... going on posts 57 is very Marmite so bare that in mind before installing. Still waiting on a lot of legacy extensions to be upgraded.


I'm at 50.02. I will wait for Mint 18.3. Thanks for the update

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby Mattyboy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:49 pm

opale7000 wrote:
Mattyboy wrote:57 should be available as an upgrade from update manager.

Don't think its in the software manager as of yet but will come as a part of Mint 18.3 by default.

It you don't have firefox currently installed grab the one from software manager then follow the upgrade path...... going on posts 57 is very Marmite so bare that in mind before installing. Still waiting on a lot of legacy extensions to be upgraded.


I'm at 50.02. I will wait for Mint 18.3. Thanks for the update

you're welcome.

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby karlchen » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:57 pm

Hello, opale7000.

Are you using a de-supported Linux Mint release perhaps? - Anything older than Mint 17.x is de-supported.
What else could be the reason that you are stuck on Firefox 50.02, which has been superseded by newer Firefox versions on all supported Linux Mint releases?
Update Manager has offered the update to Firefox 57.0 on all of my Mint 17.x and Mint 18.x systems.
There is absolutely no reason to wait for Mint 18.3 in order to update Firefox to version 57.0.

Your browser is one of main attack vectors whenever you are connected to the internet. You should urgently update to Firefox 57.0.

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby jimallyn » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:14 pm

I'm with Karl. Update Manager should have offered you the upgrade, and it's important that you accept that offer. It did on all my computers, and I installed it. Which Mint version are you using?
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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:29 pm

I'm on Mint 18.2 yet FF is at 50.0.2? I use Update Manager almost daily. Is there a guide for me to follow so I can update manually? Software manager reports that FF is install with details of:

Version 50.0.2+linuxmint1+serena

I'm in Canada however could it be my mirror is not up to date?

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby Spearmint2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:39 pm

opale7000 wrote:I'm at 50.02. I will wait for Mint 18.3. Thanks for the update


You should update at least to version 56.
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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:40 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:
opale7000 wrote:I'm at 50.02. I will wait for Mint 18.3. Thanks for the update


You should update at least to version 56.


Sure yet HOW?

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby karlchen » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:24 pm

Hello, opale7000.

Maybe there is really a problem with mirror servers where your Mint system queries the software repositories.
In order to get an idea whether this is the case, the screen output of 3 terminal commands would be helpful.

Please, open a terminal application.
Execute the commandline

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inxi -Sr
Mark the complete screen output. Copy it and paste it into the next reply.
Execute the commandline

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sudo apt-get update
Mark the complete screen output. Copy it and paste it into the next reply.
Execute the commandline

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apt-cache policy firefox
Mark the complete screen output. Copy it and paste it into the next reply.

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby Spearmint2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:31 pm

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:21 pm

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opale7000@opale7000-h8-1211 ~ $ inxi -Sr
System:    Host: opale7000-h8-1211 Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6  Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
           deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/danielrichter2007-grub-customizer-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/enpass.list
           deb http://repo.sinew.in/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gezakovacs-ppa-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/graphics-drivers-ppa-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libretro-stable-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libretro/stable/ubuntu xenial main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libretro/stable/ubuntu xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/locale.list
           deb http://live.linuxmint.com serena main
           deb-src http://live.linuxmint.com serena main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sonya main upstream import backport
           deb http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ xenial partner
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tails-team-tails-installer-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tails-team/tails-installer/ubuntu xenial main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tails-team/tails-installer/ubuntu xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/team-xbmc-ppa-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teejee2008-ppa-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-boot-repair-xenial.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/yannubuntu/boot-repair/ubuntu xenial main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/yannubuntu/boot-repair/ubuntu xenial main
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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 pm

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opale7000@opale7000-h8-1211 ~ $ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 50.0.2+linuxmint1+serena
  Candidate: 50.0.2+linuxmint1+serena
  Version table:
     57.0+linuxmint1+sylvia 700
        700 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sonya/upstream amd64 Packages
     57.0+build4-0ubuntu0.16.04.5 500
        500 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
 *** 50.0.2+linuxmint1+serena 750
        750 http://live.linuxmint.com serena/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     45.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:25 pm

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opale7000@opale7000-h8-1211 ~ $ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for opale7000:
Hit:1 https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                 
Hit:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                       
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                       
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                         
Ign:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease                                                                                     
Hit:6 http://repo.sinew.in stable InRelease                                                                     
Ign:7 http://live.linuxmint.com serena InRelease                                                                                           
Ign:8 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sonya InRelease                                                                 
Hit:9 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release                                                           
Hit:10 http://live.linuxmint.com serena Release                                                                     
Hit:11 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                     
Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [181 kB]     
Hit:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                   
Get:16 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                                       
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [155 kB]       
Hit:18 http://ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease 
Get:19 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe Translation-en [95.9 kB]                                           
Get:20 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]                                                     
Hit:21 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sonya Release
Get:22 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [667 kB]
Get:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libretro/stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease [18.0 kB] 
Get:25 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [629 kB]
Get:26 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates/main Translation-en [279 kB]
Get:27 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [553 kB]
Get:28 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [525 kB]
Get:29 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [224 kB]
Hit:30 http://ppa.launchpad.net/tails-team/tails-installer/ubuntu xenial InRelease   
Hit:31 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                           
Hit:32 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                           
Hit:33 http://ppa.launchpad.net/yannubuntu/boot-repair/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                   
Get:34 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libretro/stable/ubuntu xenial/main Sources [14.8 kB]                                                             
Get:35 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libretro/stable/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [12.2 kB]                                                     
Get:36 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libretro/stable/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [12.0 kB]                                                       
Fetched 3,674 kB in 19s (192 kB/s)                                                                                                               
Reading package lists... Done
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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby karlchen » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Hello, opale7000.

There does not seem to be any obvious error in the screen output of inxi -Sr
The output of the command sudo apt-get update confirms so. The repo list can be queried without problems.

The screen output of apt-cache policy firefox looks interesting and will point to the culprit.
It show that your system does see Firefox 57.0 in the software repositories, but that it uses Firefox 50.0.2 and will cling to it (installation candidate Firefox 50.0.2).

I suspect you have locked the Firefox version 50.02 in Linux Mint Update Manager. - Have you put Firefox on the ignore list inside Update Manager?!

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:44 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, opale7000.

I suspect you have locked the Firefox version 50.02 in Linux Mint Update Manager. - Have you put Firefox on the ignore list inside Update Manager?!

Regards,
Karl


No I have not put FF on the ignore list. But thanks for trying. I have uninstalled FF via Software Manager downloaded FF ver 57 from Firefox and launch it manually. At least it is a workable solution until mint 18.3

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Re: Another firefox version question

Postby opale7000 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:10 pm

I went one step further. I have reinstalled FF 50 via Software manager. I launched

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gksudo nemo
from terminal and copied the downloaded firefox 57 into /usr/lib/firefox and voila I am at FF 57.


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