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Postby persio » 2013-02-25 21:49

I'm sorry for asking this again, I know it has been asked many times, but I just can't find what is wrong here.

I just installed wheezy and I'm running iceweasel 10.0.12.

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user# apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
  Installed: 10.0.12esr-1
  Candidate: 10.0.12esr-1
  Version table:
     19.0-1 0
          1 http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ experimental/main amd64 Packages
 *** 10.0.12esr-1 0
        500 cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Wheezy_ - Official Snapshot amd64 CD Binary-1 20130225-05:30]/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

These are my sources:

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deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Wheezy_ - Official Snapshot amd64 CD Binary-1 20130225-05:30]/$
deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free

And this is what I get when I try to update it:

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user# apt-get install -t experimental iceweasel
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 iceweasel : Depends: xulrunner-19.0 (>= 19.0-1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby verahill » 2013-02-25 22:07

You will have to explicitly state what you want to be pulled in from experimental.

If you want to run the risk of screwing up your system do apt-get install -t experimental iceweasel xulrunner. If you get additional messages about packages not going to be installed, add them to your command. They are all important warning signs that you are about to bork your system though.

While using repos is great, in this case you're much, much better off just downloading the current firefox version from getfirefox.com
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby Randicus » 2013-02-25 22:29

in this case you're much, much better off just downloading the current firefox version from getfirefox.com

Or be happy continuing to live in a pre-historic era with Wheezy's antiquated version of Iceweasle .
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby kedaha » 2013-02-25 22:54

Randicus wrote:
in this case you're much, much better off just downloading the current firefox version from getfirefox.com

Or be happy continuing to live in a pre-historic era with Wheezy's antiquated version of Iceweasle .

I've had a look at wheezy on my testing partition and also noted the same terminal output but, until it is released as stable or some considerable time after that I'm happy to live in an even more pre-historic era with current stable + backports but using the latest iceweasel 19.0-1~bpo60+1 together with libmozjs19d (19.0-1~bpo60+1) and xulrunner-19.0 (19.0-1~bpo60+1).
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby Randicus » 2013-02-25 22:59

I have you beat in the pre-historic arena. I use Iceweasle in Squeeze without backports. :o
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby PhilGil » 2013-02-25 23:40

verahill wrote:You will have to explicitly state what you want to be pulled in from experimental.

If you want to run the risk of screwing up your system do apt-get install -t experimental iceweasel xulrunner. If you get additional messages about packages not going to be installed, add them to your command. They are all important warning signs that you are about to bork your system though.

While using repos is great, in this case you're much, much better off just downloading the current firefox version from getfirefox.com


For Squeeze, there's a proper backports repo at mozilla.debian.net. You can choose to install 17esr or release. For Wheezy, they suggest pulling the iceweasel packages from experimental. I'm assuming it's realtively low risk as long as you're careful.

Once Wheezy is stable, new Iceweasel versions should be available from the backports repo or mozilla.debian.net.
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby kedaha » 2013-02-25 23:52

Randicus wrote:I have you beat in the pre-historic arena. I use Iceweasle in Squeeze without backports. :o

But are you still using iceweasel 3.5.16-20 0?
I still have it on a laptop.
But anyway, for a really pre-historic distribution, I'd recommend Debian 1.2, codenamed Rex:
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby craigevil » 2013-02-25 23:54

10.0.12esr-1 is NOT ancient it is simply the ESR version(Extended Support Release ).
Firefox Extended Support Release FAQ — mozilla.org - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/


$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
Installed: 18.0.2-1
Candidate: 18.0.2-1
Version table:
19.0-1 0
1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
*** 18.0.2-1 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
10.0.12esr-1 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby PhilGil » 2013-02-26 00:07

[quote="craigevil"]10.0.12esr-1 is NOT ancient it is simply the ESR version(Extended Support Release ).
Firefox Extended Support Release FAQ — mozilla.org - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

Mozilla support for esr version 10 ended on Feb 13th. The current esr version is 17.

$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
Installed: 17.0.3esr-1
Candidate: 17.0.3esr-1
Version table:
*** 17.0.3esr-1 0
500 http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental/iceweasel-esr amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
10.0.12esr-1 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby craigevil » 2013-02-26 00:30

PhilGil wrote:
craigevil wrote:10.0.12esr-1 is NOT ancient it is simply the ESR version(Extended Support Release ).
Firefox Extended Support Release FAQ — mozilla.org - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

Mozilla support for esr version 10 ended on Feb 13th. The current esr version is 17.

$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
Installed: 17.0.3esr-1
Candidate: 17.0.3esr-1
Version table:
*** 17.0.3esr-1 0
500 http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental/iceweasel-esr amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
10.0.12esr-1 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages


ah my bad, that's what I get for not keeping track of Iceweasel, as I run the release of Firefox which auto-updates itself.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

Haven't touched iceweasel in forever.
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby persio » 2013-02-26 17:53

Thank you all for your help. I have downloaded Firefox but I still couldn't run it. I'm having a problem and I don't know how to solve it, so I'd need your help once more. I'm sorry for the newbie question, but I'm trying to do my best to keep up to my freshly installed Debian :)

I downloaded Firefox from mozilla's site. I followed this guide which is actually for Squeeze, hoping to find it useful. So I copied the downloaded file to /opt and extracted it there. Then I changed permissions:

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# chown -R myusername:users /opt/firefox
# chmod 750 /opt/firefox

(Is it ok to add myusername there? Or should it say root:users?)

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#usermod -a -G users myusername

Then I created the symlink

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#ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Then I created the firefox.desktop file and I edited it with nano just as is suggested in that guide. When I go the applications menu, the firefox icon is there, but when I try to open it, I get the following notification:

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Failed to execute the child process "/usr/bin/firefox" (No such file or directory)

What did I do wrong?

Thanks again for reading this.
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby dasein » 2013-02-26 18:09

persio wrote:I followed this guide ...

Not completely/correctly, judging by the error you're getting.

persio wrote:(Is it ok to add myusername there? Or should it say root:users?)

It should say root:users. If you want your user account to be the only one allowed to run FF, then extract it to your home directory, not to /opt. No permissions fiddling required.

persio wrote:What did I do wrong?

Hard to say. What happens when you open a terminal and type this command? (Be sure to close any instance of Firefox/Iceweasel already running.)
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/opt/firefox/firefox
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby persio » 2013-02-26 18:20

When I type that command I get "no such file or directory" too, even though if I go to that directory in the terminal and run dir I can see that the files are there. I don't know how to get out of this mess :(
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby dasein » 2013-02-26 18:24

persio wrote:I don't know how to get out of this mess :(

Return to the post you referenced above, and start at Step 8.

This time, be sure to follow each and every step as specified, not what you think it "ought" to be.

Remind yourself that no one here is clairvoyant. We can't diagnose a problem remotely based on no information. We must rely on you to be our "eyes" and "hands".
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Re: update iceweasel

Postby craigevil » 2013-02-26 18:28

No real reason these days not to just use Iceweasel.

As for running Firefox, try this guide as I know it works.
Tech Patterns :: Switching from Debian Iceweasel to Firefox, permanently - http://techpatterns.com/forums/about1435.html
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