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Thread: [SOLVED] Update removed firefox 3?

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    Exclamation [SOLVED] Update removed firefox 3?

    ok...got a rather odd problem which has annoyed me somewhat.

    I got the update icon on my panel earlier. I clicked, it and selected to install the updates it had found. Then, I got a message about a partial upgrade or something like that.

    I thought it may have been part of the distribution upgrade, so I clicked the partial upgrade button to do it.

    One of the things it's done, is removed firefox 3, along with all the favorites that I had saved in it.

    I've tried reinstalling firefox 3 through synaptic, but that wants to remove ubuntu-desktop.

    Additionally, it also appears to have updated avant window navigator, to a version that is broken, despite me having the old version locked in synaptic for precisely that reason. It is now not allowing me to downgrade it either.

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    same firefox problem here

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    ubuntu-desktop is a metapackage that is safe to remove. If you really want to, you can try reinstalling ubuntu-desktop after reinstalling FF.

    Sorry I can't help you get your previous install back. If you still have a folder named .mozilla in your /home (you can see hidden files [files/folders preceded by a .] by pressing Ctrl+H) then you may still have most of your settings when FF is reinstalled.

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    Thanks for the reply. I've just tried installing firefox 3 again, but i'm getting the following message every time:

    firefox-3.0:
    Depends: xulrunner-1.9 but it is not going to be installed.

    I've done a search in synaptic for xulrunner, and it's showing as already being installed. I've tried downgrading that, but that seems to want to remove a lot of things, which to be honest, i'm not too happy about having to remove, so i'm unsure what to do.

    Also, I've looked in my home directory, and there is a hidden mozilla directory in there, although as to whether it contains my favorites, i'm unsure.

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by csc2ya View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I've just tried installing firefox 3 again, but i'm getting the following message every time:

    firefox-3.0:
    Depends: xulrunner-1.9 but it is not going to be installed.

    I've done a search in synaptic for xulrunner, and it's showing as already being installed. I've tried downgrading that, but that seems to want to remove a lot of things, which to be honest, i'm not too happy about having to remove, so i'm unsure what to do.

    Also, I've looked in my home directory, and there is a hidden mozilla directory in there, although as to whether it contains my favorites, i'm unsure.
    What does xulrunner want to remove?

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    Can you post the output of these terminal commands?
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    cat /etc/lsb=release

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    The list that's giving me of things it wants to remove are:

    gnome-userguide
    startup-manager
    ubuntu-desktop
    ubuntu-docs
    xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support
    yelp

    The only thing out of all of those that i've used in the past is startup-manger, but i've also had problems where i've gone to install one thing, and that complains about needing something else, which then needs something else that isn't available in the repositories.

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Can you post the output of these terminal commands?
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    cat /etc/lsb=release
    administrator@WinServ:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse #Added by software-properties

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    ## users.
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-proposed restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/project-neon/ubuntu hardy main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main

    ## Avant Window Navigator
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports restricted main multiverse universe

    ## Galaxium Messenger
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/galaxium/ubuntu hardy main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/galaxium/ubuntu hardy main

    ## AWN Development version
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/awn-testing/ubuntu intrepid main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/awn-testing/ubuntu intrepid main

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security restricted main multiverse universe
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates restricted main multiverse universe
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

    administrator@WinServ:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.04.1"

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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    Either avoid partial updates or check the list of packages that will be removed before allowing the update. Yes, update manager tried to remove firefox this morning on Hardy. I guess the developers are working on the problem and I would wait for it to be corrected. I thought such problems happen only when you are running alpha / development versions. Perhaps more care is needed before making updates on stable versions.
    Gunashekar
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    Re: Update removed firefox 3?

    I'm having the exact same problem. First the updates get messed up and now firefox get messed up. It would be nice if the programmers would check the code before they launch the updates.
    Last edited by planet-reptile; July 13th, 2008 at 05:55 AM.

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