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myolbug
July 12th, 2009, 03:59 PM
I thought I would share the results of aptitude search firefox. It seems that I have a lot of results and I would love to know how to clean this up. What are dummy packages?
Also, I have FF 3.1 and 3.5 and I don't know how to merge them together. I installed 3.5 as a beta and it just upgraded that and not 3.1



i firefox - meta package for the popular mozilla web b
i A firefox-3.0 - safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
i A firefox-3.0-branding - Package that ships the firefox branding
p firefox-3.0-dev - Development files for Mozilla Firefox
p firefox-3.0-dom-inspector - dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.0-dom-
p firefox-3.0-gnome-support - Support for Gnome in Mozilla Firefox
p firefox-3.0-venkman - dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.0-venk
p firefox-3.1 - dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> f
p firefox-3.1-branding - dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> f
p firefox-3.1-dbg - dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> f
p firefox-3.1-dev - dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> f
p firefox-3.1-gnome-support - dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> f
i A firefox-3.5 - safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
i firefox-3.5-branding - Package that ships the firefox branding
i firefox-3.5-dbg - firefox-3.5 debug symbols
i firefox-3.5-dev - Development files for Mozilla Firefox
i firefox-3.5-gnome-support - Support for Gnome in Mozilla Firefox
p firefox-dev - meta package pointing to the latest develo
p firefox-dom-inspector - meta package for firefox-dom-inspector
p firefox-gnome-support - meta package pointing to the latest gnome-
p firefox-granparadiso - dummy upgrade package for firefox-granpara
p firefox-granparadiso-dev - dummy upgrade package for firefox-granpara
p firefox-granparadiso-dom-inspec - dummy upgrade package for firefox-granpara
p firefox-granparadiso-gnome-supp - dummy upgrade package for firefox-granpara
p firefox-greasemonkey - firefox extension that enables customizati
p firefox-launchpad-plugin - Launchpad firefox integration
p firefox-libthai - dummy upgrade package for firefox-libthai
p firefox-linky - firefox extension to handle web and image
p firefox-sage - Lightweight RSS and Atom feed reader for F
p firefox-showcase - Showcase provides a new way to manage your
p firefox-trunk - dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk ->
p firefox-trunk-dev - dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk ->
p firefox-trunk-dom-inspector - dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk ->
p firefox-trunk-gnome-support - dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk ->
p firefox-trunk-venkman - dummy upgrade package for firefox-trunk ->
p firefox-ubuntu-it-menu - Firefox extension for a quick browse of Ub
p firefox-webdeveloper - web developer extension for the Firefox we
p mozilla-firefox-adblock - advertisement blocking extension for web b

northern lights
July 12th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Only the packages with an 'i' flag are installed. See Accessing Package Information (http://algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows/projects/aptitude/doc/en/ch02s02s02.html) in the aptitude reference guide.

Remove either the 3.5 beta or the 3.0 using Synaptic or apt-get (http://linux.die.net/man/8/apt-get).

myolbug
July 12th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Only the packages with an 'i' flag are installed. See Accessing Package Information (http://algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows/projects/aptitude/doc/en/ch02s02s02.html) in the aptitude reference guide.

Remove either the 3.5 beta or the 3.0 using Synaptic or apt-get (http://linux.die.net/man/8/apt-get).

Thank you for the advice and the information. I will read it now.

GCoffee
July 12th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Firefox is installed by default. However, if you have removed it or whatever go to:

Applications > Add/Remove...

In the search box in the upper right hand corner type in: "firefox"

Scroll down the page until you come to "Firefox Web Browser"

Tick it to install firefox and all the required components.