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Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0 [solved]

Post by Johari » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:55 am

I've encountered a problem with Firefox that I don't know how to solve. I previously used a different browser, but decided to switch to Firefox a couple of days ago. I thought all was going well until I had a website complain that Firefox was out of date. I know there can be a lag when updates are released, but I checked the version anyway and saw that it's version 47.0 - seriously out of date! Both the browser's "About" section and "firefox -v" say that it is version 47.0. The updater claims that everything is up to date even after refreshing/rebooting. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling. The version available in the package manager also claims to be version 47.0. Where should I start in order to fix this? Is there something wrong with my package manager or updater? Thank you in advance for any help that can be offered!
Last edited by karlchen on Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: As confirmed here, https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=271292#p1482215, by the OP, the root cause has been resolved

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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Pierre » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:00 am

try using Package Manager AKA synaptic.

on the Top Left - - click on Reload ..

then see if the "Apply" Icons is still grayed out or if it can now be clicked on.

do allow any changes that it suggests, to go through.
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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Johari » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 am

It stays greyed out.

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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Marziano » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:07 am

Please post the output from:

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apt-cache policy firefox
and

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cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/official-package-repositories.pref
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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Johari » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:17 am

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refox:
  Installed: 47.0+linuxmint1+sarah
  Candidate: 47.0+linuxmint1+sarah
  Version table:
     60.0.2+linuxmint1+sylvia 700
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com sarah/upstream amd64 Packages
     60.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
 *** 47.0+linuxmint1+sarah 750
        750 http://live.linuxmint.com sarah/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     45.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
and

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Package: *
Pin: origin live.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 750

Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint,c=upstream
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release o=Ubuntu
Pin-Priority: 500

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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by karlchen » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:25 am

Hello, Johari.

Marziano is on the right track. :-) Guess he remembers that we had the same case only a few weeks back.
Same culprit. Same solution.
Please, see here: Firefox stuck at 57 on one machine, others update to 60

HTH,
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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Marziano » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:26 am

Alright, try the following in a terminal:

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gksudo xed /etc/apt/preferences.d/official-package-repositories.pref
When the file opens, put a #at the beginning of the first three lines, looking like:

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#Package: *
#Pin: origin live.linuxmint.com
#Pin-Priority: 750
Save and close the file.
Now run the Update Manager and click on refresh and see if it will offer an update to Firefox.

Good luck!
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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Marziano » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:28 am

karlchen wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:25 am
:-) Guess he remembers that we had the same case only a few weeks back.
Hi Karl,

You got it, same problem, same solution. Good to know that some brain cells are still doing their job :wink:

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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Johari » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:36 am

This solved it! Thank you so much!

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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by Marziano » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:37 am

That's great!
Cheers
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Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Post by mintyfresh2 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:21 pm

by Johari » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:36 am
This solved it! Thank you so much!
Please go to your original post, click edit and add the word " SOLVED" to
the end of the subject line... future readers will appreciate... :)
Mintyfresh2
aka Charlie

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