Fwd: re update firefox 9 to 11

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sat May 12 06:51:48 UTC 2012


Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 12/05/12 07:43, ray burke wrote:
> > I the other day update thru kpackagekit in my k 10.10 firefox 11,
> > but after i rebooted and started ff11 when
> > i went online it kept crashing ,and sent a report, then tried 11
> > attempts but still crashed, so I clonned back to my
> > k10.10mm backup which was clonned on 23/4/12, and again using ff9,
> > so how do I stop it updating to ff11,
> > showing within my kpakagekit? see attached
> 
> If I read what you say above correctly, you are still using v10.10 of
> Kubuntu, right?
> 
> If so then you ought to know that support by Canonical for 10.10
> stopped in April - and it is now May. (You would have received and
> e-mail advising you about the EOL of 10.10 some time ago.)

I think you would only get that email if you subscribe e.g. to the 
ubuntu-security-announce list [1].

> You should be upgrading to at least the next version of Kubuntu,
> which is 11.04  - but keep it mind that this 11.04 will reach EOL
> (End Of Life) this coming October - ie, in 5 months time.

I would suggest to try out 12.04 from a live CD. If that works on the 
existing hardware, I would install 12.04 directly, preserving the /home 
directory (be careful to not format the partition with that directory). 
Then the next EOL is 5 years away. Alas the kmail version coming with 
12.04 is not yet usable for some people. But Ray doesn't seem to use 
kmail anyway, so that may not be an issue for him.


Nils

[1] <https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce>



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