Is this update a retrograde step?

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Sep 11 13:41:59 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 07:45:27AM +0100, Graham Watkins wrote:
> Not so long back, I installed Firefox 3.5 from the Firefox website. 
> I've been fairly happy with it.  Now the update manager wants me to
> install the latest version of Firefox 3.0.  If I do, purely to stop the
> update reminders, will it trash my 3.5 installation?

It shouldn't.  (But if it does, don't blame me)

> If not, is there
> any way I can stop the update message ?

Uninstall Firefox 3.0.

You can also install Firefox 3.5 directly from Ubuntu -- it's right
there in Jaunty 'universe' repository, a package called "firefox-3.5".
Ubuntu's version of Firefox 3.5 calls itself "Shiretoko", to prevent
user confusion (since you can install 3.0 and 3.5 at the same time, but
only 3.0 is officially supported by Canonical).

Marius Gedminas
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Unix-haters list. He told me that it stopped being quite so funny once Windows
NT came along.
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