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firefox esr update

Postby Sjaak Straver » 2020-09-27 16:25

Dear people,

I am a novice with debian 10 XFCE I am wondering if firefox esr update get notification. Or do I occasionally need to check for updates via synaptic?

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Re: firefox esr update

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-09-27 16:39

I think buster now updates automatically for that package: https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... d-upgrades

Not sure if the unattended-upgrades package is supplied for desktops other than GNOME though.
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby sgosnell » 2020-09-27 17:14

Firefox-esr gets updated through normal updates. You need to do the updates manually for everything, but any pending updates to Firefox are done along with the other updates. Unattended-upgrades, if installed, should bring in firefox along with everything else.
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby pcalvert » 2020-09-28 13:12

Firefox on Debian won't update itself automatically, nor will it notify you that it needs to be updated.

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Re: firefox esr update

Postby Sjaak Straver » 2020-09-28 14:21

Thanks for the responses

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Re: firefox esr update

Postby sgosnell » 2020-09-28 17:45

Firefox 78.3 arrived in Buster today. A normal update/upgrade will get it.
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby anticapitalista » 2020-09-28 18:02

sgosnell wrote:Firefox 78.3 arrived in Buster today. A normal update/upgrade will get it.


You mean firefox-esr 78.3 arrived in Buster today.
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby sgosnell » 2020-09-28 20:34

There is no other firefox in Debian other than esr. But yes, firefox-esr 78-3 is now current in Buster.
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby anticapitalista » 2020-09-28 21:02

sgosnell wrote:There is no other firefox in Debian other than esr. But yes, firefox-esr 78-3 is now current in Buster.


There is in sid (version 81.0): https://packages.debian.org/sid/firefox
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby sickpig » 2020-09-28 21:17

anticapitalista wrote:You mean firefox-esr 78.3 arrived in Buster today.

The -esr is implicit in the thread's subject.
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby sgosnell » 2020-09-28 22:40

Rather, explicit. :)
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby sickpig » 2020-09-28 22:48

sgosnell wrote:Rather, explicit. :)

yes matches with point 5 in https://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/users-lightbulb.en.html :)
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby stevepusser » 2020-09-29 02:42

I wonder if the Sid version can now be backported on Buster, since cargo and rust were updated last weekend with 10.6. I'll look at its debian/control file.
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby sgosnell » 2020-09-29 13:13

It appears that they're already the same. Both Sid and Buster have Firefox-esr 78.3. Unless Sid had an update this morning, I haven't checked yet.

Edit: Almost the same, just a minor difference.
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$ apt-cache policy firefox-esr
firefox-esr:
  Installed: 78.3.0esr-2
  Candidate: 78.3.0esr-2
  Version table:
 *** 78.3.0esr-2 500
        500 http://deb.debian.org/debian sid/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
       
       
~$ apt-cache policy firefox-esr
firefox-esr:
  Installed: 78.3.0esr-1~deb10u1
  Candidate: 78.3.0esr-1~deb10u1
  Version table:
 *** 78.3.0esr-1~deb10u1 500
        500 http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     68.12.0esr-1~deb10u1 500
        500 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages       
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Re: firefox esr update

Postby stevepusser » 2020-09-29 21:03

I meant the Sid Firefox 81 that anti referenced just above my post.

I took a look, and Buster's new rustc falls just a little short at 1.41, when FF 81 needs 1.43 to build. Buster's cargo 0.43 is OK, though.
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