Need help with updating to Firefox 5

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    I just got a notification from software updates to update firefox from 4 to 5.I have the mozillateam firefox stable PPA.But it offers me to do a partial upgrade.I can not check firefox.I did sudo aptitude clean but it did not help.I did not do the partial update.I do not know what to do,please help.

    I am using the Ubuntu LTS 10.04
     

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  2. tlu

    tlu Guest

    Have you tried

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    (or replace apt-get with aptitude)?
    What messages do you get?
     
  3. mvario

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    I'm still fairly new to Linux, but when something like that happens to me I usually go to Synaptic and check out dependencies and versions for the packages involved and I've been able to figure out why it's not installing.
     
  4. cet

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    I get this:

    ceylan@ceylan-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for ceylan:
    Hit http://download.bitdefender.com bitdefender Release.gpg
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg [316B]
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/beta/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/dockbar-main/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release
    Ign http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender/non-free Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release
    Hit http://download.bitdefender.com bitdefender Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/tiheum/equinox/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Sources
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
    Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release [14.0kB]
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
    Ign http://download.bitdefender.com bitdefender/non-free Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
    Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages [3,316B]
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
    Ign http://download.bitdefender.com bitdefender/non-free Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
    Hit http://download.bitdefender.com bitdefender/non-free Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid/partner Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Packages
    Fetched 17.6kB in 3s (5,127B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    ceylan@ceylan-desktop:~$
     
  5. cet

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    I was able to upgrade using synaptics but I get an error like this:
     

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    I have had this a few times. If I remember correctly I tried the next day and it was fine.
    Also you can try doing the update via Synaptic instead of with the Update Manager - for some reason or other that also worked for me. I would have said switch to Main Server for downloading but it's a ppa.
     
  7. d2btoo

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    Hello,

    May I ask why you guys are making things so terrible?
    Is it so hard to just type www.firefox.com and then download FF 5 from there?

    I'm fairly new to ubuntu and hence I need to know what advantages you are getting to following that PPA path to update FF?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: As far as I know FF 3.6.18 is official rel ver for Ubuntu 10.04 ATM.
     
  8. cet

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    I removed xul-ext-ubufox and I am not getting that update now.I will wait a few days and try to install it again.
     
  9. J_L

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    First of all, www.firefox.com isn't the correct domain name. It's http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/

    Second of all, downloading from there results in some kind of archive, not an installer (less convenient both on installation and uninstallation)

    Most important of all, PPA's give you automatic (and easy manual) updates.

    Ubuntu probably kept with it, because it's still supported, but that will change.
     
  10. mvario

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    Best course. Usually when I run into that it's an issue of dependence on a specific version that hasn't made it to the PPA. I don't use ubufox (it isn't really necessary) so I can't confirm.
     
  11. d2btoo

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    @J_L: ok thanks.
     
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