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    Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    Mozilla no longer ships Firefox 16 after discovering a critical security vulnerability [1], and are now recommending users to downgrade to version 15. What is the simplest way for Ubuntu users to do this, preferably via apt-get?

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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    You can go here http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ and download the tar. I don't remember how to install in terminal with tar (maybe some other can post the codes).

    Or you can uninstall firefox from software center, and then install it again from software center. You should then get v 15.

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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by pompel9 View Post
    You can go here http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ and download the tar. I don't remember how to install in terminal with tar (maybe some other can post the codes).
    Manually installing applications that are also installed via the package manager is generally a bad idea. Overwriting files without telling APT about it is a fine way of ending up in dependency hell.
    Or you can uninstall firefox from software center, and then install it again from software center. You should then get v 15.
    No, v. 16 is still in the repos as of posting this.

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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carborundum View Post
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    No, v. 16 is still in the repos as of posting this.
    Are you on 12.10?
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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Are you on 12.10?
    No, 12.04.
    Would you care to elaborate on this? The only version available via the PPA for precise is 16.

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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    .deb ff15 ??

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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrrys View Post
    .deb ff15 ??
    That would require me to install it via dpkg, which I have already said I do not want to do.

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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    @Carborundum, which repo are you getting Fx from?
    I'm surprised that Fx 16 is available for 12.04 so soon. Normally, 3-4 days pass before Canonical's version is pushed.
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    Re: Howto downgrade to Firefox 15?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carborundum View Post
    Manually installing applications that are also installed via the package manager is generally a bad idea. Overwriting files without telling APT about it is a fine way of ending up in dependency hell. ...
    I've been using Firefox and Seamonkey direct with any issue. I'm also using LibreOffice direct.
    I don't know what is meant by overwriting in this context.
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