FF 3.5 in Jaunty

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Jun 25 13:12:21 UTC 2009

Nigel Ridley wrote:

> Myriam Schweingruber wrote:

>> Usually, only security fixes are made available in the regular
>> repositories, that is main, universe, multiverse and restricted. But
>> as far as firefox-3.5 is concerned, it has been in the universe
>> repository in Jaunty with the version beta 4 on release time, but
>> firefox-3.0 is installed with higher priority. To override this, you
>> can force the installation with sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5.

Higher priority?  You can't actually do that without pinning - which would 
require some user interaction.  It is simply a new package which isn't 
depended on by anything currently installed.
>> The current Firefox-3.5 release from Mozilla will eventually find it's
>> way to the Jaunty-backports.
> I just tried 'sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5'
> and got the following:
> nigel at nigel:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>    apturl firefox firefox-3.0 firefox-3.0-branding firefox-3.5-branding
> What is going on? Why on earth does apt-get want to install firefox and
> firefox-3.0 (and all the gnome stuff)? I just want 3.5.

Do you not have firefox installed at all, currently?  Mine only wants to 
  firefox-3.5 firefox-3.5-branding{a} libcanberra0{a} libtdb1{a} ubufox{a} 

which may only mean that I already have everything else you're getting.  I 
suspect something in firefox-3.5 pulls in a package with a reciprocal 
dependency on firefox - when it should actually pull in a package version 
depending on firefox|firefox-3.5, but a quick look didn't make it obvious.

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