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

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 2 15:15:21 UTC 2011

On Sun, 02 Jan 2011 15:00:16 -0000, Gordon Burgess-Parker  
<gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?

I wish they did a separate PPA for FF 3.6, FF4 and TB 3

Steve (Yorvyk)

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