browser removal on kubuntu

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  1. boredog

    boredog Registered Member

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    ok as you know I installed chromium on my sisters kubuntu machine and told her to never use firefox again. well she didn't listen too well, she used firefox this morning and got hit my another encryption alert.

    and so my question is how do uninstall a browser with kubuntu?

    thanks
     
  2. NormanF

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    Use Konsole terminal sudo apt-get-purge firefox-all

    Or look it up and remove it with Synaptic Package Manager.

    If FF is a must, grab the FF ESR from Debian Jesse repository and install with gdebi

    Its a Debian package so its compatible with Kubuntu.
     
  3. fblais

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    Did you try the synaptic manager?
    It may not be installed.
    In this case, sudo apt-get install synaptic
    Then launch it, search for firefox, select for complete uninstall and flush.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Rather than removing a program, why not rootcause what she is doing, figure out the vector of attack and neutralize it?
    There is no guarantee she might not do something of that sort again, regardless of which browser you're using.
    Mrk
     
  5. summerheat

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    Exactly. As a first measure I would try if the problem occurs again with a new, clean Firefox profile.

    @NormanF : I fail to understand why FF ESR would be a better choice than the newest FF version. Besides, since @boredog is obviously not very familiar with Linux, installing an unsupported browser that wouldn't get updates on Kubuntu makes things even more complicate.
     
  6. amarildojr

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    This was point out many times, but apparently OP (and a few users) think that's not logical.
     
  7. NormanF

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    FF ESR reduces maintenance burden on LTS distros. I have it on my Mac which is no longer updated by Apple.
     
  8. summerheat

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    This doesn't change the fact that FF ESR is from another distro and, hence, not updated in *buntu whenever security updates are available. Quite frankly, I consider this a bad advice - particularly for a Linux newbie.
     
  9. NormanF

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    You can upgrade manually when a new ESR release comes out - which fortunately is only every couple of rolling FF release cycles.
     
  10. amarildojr

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    It's really easy to port programs, though. Ubuntu already uses a good chunk (~70%-ish?) of Debian code, so they should be able to use upstream ESR with no problems. A good and devoted fan of Ubuntu with some skills should be able to port Firefox ESR from Debian within a day or so, I think.
     
  11. NormanF

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    I grabbed the FF ESR deb. file from Debian Jesse FF ESR repository. Installed and ran it in Ubuntu with no problems.
     
  12. amarildojr

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    Glad to read that. Thanks! :D
     
  13. summerheat

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    @boredog's sister won't do that for sure.

    Besides, I still don't understand how recommending FF ESR is related to that problem. It's still not clear if it is Firefox-related at all. If it is, ESR is probably also affected. That's why I suggested to try FF with a new profile to check if the problem still occurs. I really don't know how replacing FF with FF ESR would help here.
     
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