Security update breaks firefox

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Fri Jul 22 17:10:49 UTC 2005

On 7/22/05, Dennis Kaarsemaker <dennis at> wrote:
> The ubuntu5.4 security update massively breaks firefox, it is wise not
> to install it. If you already have and want to downgrade: the german
> mirror still has the ubuntu5.3 debs.

Be sure to check the bug

As it turns out the problem seems to be that Firefox changed the way
extensions work, so if you downgrade, remove all your extensions, and
then reapply the security update the browser should work.

In my experience Firefox will crash as soon as you try to reinstall
the security update. So you can choose to have the security patches OR
your favorite extensions....

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