[Bug 267243] [NEW] about: displays incorrect version

John Drinkwater john at nextraweb.com
Sat Sep 6 20:26:55 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

The ‘about:’ page in Firefox displays the Gecko revision (
instead of the browser version (3.0.1) under the main logo.

I tried to verify the bug is with Ubuntu rather than upstream, as a
friend using the official Firefox build on Vista does not appear to have

The only difference is line 66, where ‘<p id="version">&about.version;</p>’ occurs
Ubuntu’s Firefox about page (HTML source): http://pastebin.com/d1b521740
Mozilla’s Firefox about page (HTML source): http://pastebin.com/m7cc6f233

`lsb_release -rd`
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04

`apt-cache policy firefox` ( http://pastebin.com/d7f30ef49 )
  Installed: 3.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.3

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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