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

Gordon Burgess-Parker gbplinux at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 15:00:16 UTC 2011

On 31/12/10 16:15, Jim Price 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.

Thanks for that - presumably that will affect any updates for 
Thunderbird 3.1.8 (shredder) which (AFAIR) I also installed from that ppa?

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