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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    try
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    sudo apt-get remove firefox-mozilla-build

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    Thanks Nanotube! That worked and now I have no more broken packages. So what would be the proper way to install firefox so I don't screw things up?

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    great! finally we did it.

    as far as installing the mozilla builds... first, make sure you don't have any ubuntu-mozilla-daily or other "third-party" ppas dealing with firefox enabled... then you can just install firefox-mozilla-build. now that your diversion problems are solved, things should 'just work'.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    Quote Originally Posted by nanotube View Post
    great! finally we did it.

    as far as installing the mozilla builds... first, make sure you don't have any ubuntu-mozilla-daily or other "third-party" ppas dealing with firefox enabled... then you can just install firefox-mozilla-build. now that your diversion problems are solved, things should 'just work'.
    Yep! Thanks again Nanotube!

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    Quote Originally Posted by griztown View Post
    Yep! Thanks again Nanotube!
    you're welcome, enjoy your firefox!

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    Quote Originally Posted by nanotube View Post
    let's undivert the /usr/bin/firefox symlink:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-divert --package firefox-mozilla-build --remove --divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/firefox
    now, check to see where /usr/bin/firefox points you:
    Code:
    ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
    you should see this:
    Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 2010-10-28 22:50 /usr/bin/firefox -> ../lib/firefox-3.6.12/firefox.sh
    If that is indeed the case, try running
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firefox
    and hopefully that'll go through this time.
    At this point I get this:

    ls -al /usr/bin/firefoxls: cannot access /usr/bin/firefox: No such file or directory

    and

    sudo apt-get remove firefox-mozilla-buildReading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package firefox-mozilla-build

    Can PPA purge help?

    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/08/ppa-p...untu-1010.html
    Last edited by witeshark17; March 5th, 2011 at 04:33 AM.
    Ubuntu 11.04, Mac OS X 10.4.11

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    Hello, whiteshark17.

    The error message which you receive
    Unable to locate package firefox-mozilla-build
    seems to suggest that you have already uninstalled Firefox-Mozilla-Build succesfully. Or you have never installed the Firefox-Mozilla-Build from the Ubuntuzilla repository at all, but from some other location. In the latter case you might want to uninstall that package first.

    Why do you insist on performing the uninstallation on the commandline, although it seems to be unclear which commandline is the appropriate one? Why don't you use the Synaptic GUI, select the Installed Applications part and search for Firefox? Synaptic will only present what has been installed. All you need to do then is selecting Firefox for removal and apply.

    Anyway, afterwards you should be fine going ahead and installing the original Ubuntu Firefox version.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install firefox
    Kind regards,
    Karl
    Last edited by Karlchen; March 8th, 2011 at 12:18 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla causing broken packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Karlchen View Post
    Hello, whiteshark17.

    The error message which you receive seems to suggest that you have already uninstalled Firefox-Mozilla-Build succesfully. Or you have never installed the Firefox-Mozilla-Build from the Ubuntuzilla repository at all, but from some other location. In the latter case you might want to uninstall that package first.

    Why do you insist on performing the uninstallation on the commandline, although it seems to be unclear which commandline is the appropriate one? Why don't you use the Synaptic GUI, select the Installed Applications part and search for Firefox? Synaptic will only present what has been installed. All you need to do then is selecting Firefox for removal and apply.

    Anyway, afterwards you should be fine going ahead and installing the original Ubuntu Firefox version.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install firefox
    Kind regards,
    Karl
    Thanks for the reply!
    Ubuntu 11.04, Mac OS X 10.4.11

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