[ubuntu-uk] Reverting to original version of Firefox - 10.04

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 31 16:36:41 UTC 2010

On 31 December 2010 16:15, Jim Price <d1version at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 31/12/10 12:10, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>> I installed the latest Firefox version from the Mozilla nightly ppa
>> which was working perfectly until an update today when I can't get it to
>> open.
>> I uninstalled it but can't see the original Firefox that shipped with
>> 10.04 anywhere, not in the Ubuntu Software centre or in Synaptic Package
>> manager.
>> Can someone tell me how I can re-install the original 10.04 Firefox?
> The package manager defaults to installing the most recent version of a
> package it knows about, so you have to get it to forget about the version in
> the Mozilla ppa.
> To do this you need to disable or remove the Mozilla nightly repository and
> reload your package lists, then you should be able to re-install Firefox 3.6
> from the package manager or with this in a terminal:
> sudo apt-get install --reinstall firefox
> You might also have to remove any of the Firefox 4 beta dependencies. The
> main one which springs to mind is xulrunner, which is at version 2 for
> Firefox 4 and version 1.9.2 in the default Firefox in 10.04.

For future reference one can use ppa-purge to disable a ppa and revert
to the normal repositories.  It is probably too late for the OP to use
this however.


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