Fwd: re update firefox 9 to 11

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sat May 12 07:20:35 UTC 2012


On 12/05/12 16:51, Nils Kassube wrote:
> 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].

I am not subscribed to ubuntu-security-announce.

I simply get a 'private' e-mail from Kate Stewart telling me when 
something new is released or when something is about to reach its EOL.


> 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.

Yep, I agree with this - try out the LIVE version. And I cannot see why 
he should have problems with it - except that he may not like Unity or 
whatever else that is now foisted on people :-( .

BC





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