Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby thorhr1 » 2010-03-16 19:54

I read a lot of these post this is some real funny stuff I laughed so hard I started crying. I like Debian and if the powers that be want Firefox to be Iceweasel in Debian that is good enough for me besides I like the name! :D
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Firefox 3.0 coming to end of life

Postby dotlj » 2010-03-19 10:48

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Platform/2010-03-16

there will be no more updates for Firefox 3.0.x
the 3.5.10 and 3.6.3 branch update schedules will be posted next week
will contain lots of small regression and security fixes
security fixes
hopefully out of process plugins for 3.6.3 too!


With both Lenny and Squeeze using Iceweasel 3.0.x will this facilitate an upgrade to 3.5.x which is in backports?

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Re: Firefox 3.0 coming to end of life

Postby debil » 2010-03-19 11:12

dotlj wrote:With both Lenny and Squeeze using Iceweasel 3.0.x

Squeeze has 3.5.8-1 at the moment.
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        990 http://ftp.fi.debian.org squeeze/main Packages
        300 http://ftp.fi.debian.org sid/main Packages
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby dbbolton » 2010-03-19 18:41



That post is pretty vague: "there are still issues with it". Like what? They couldn't decide on an icon?
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby Zero » 2010-03-23 16:34

thorhr1 wrote:I read a lot of these post this is some real funny stuff I laughed so hard I started crying. I like Debian and if the powers that be want Firefox to be Iceweasel in Debian that is good enough for me besides I like the name! :D



heh, I quite prefer the icon for iceweasel myself, and "iceweasel" sound no more odd than "Firefox".
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby bugsbunny » 2010-03-23 22:18

glandium.org » Blog Archive » Security update for Iceweasel 3.6 preview

While the package is not ready yet for experimental, mostly because there are pending changes in the 3.5 branch, Mozilla released a security update today. So, here are the packages you need to be safe security-wise with Iceweasel 3.6. Please note only xulrunner packages have been updated, as the security fix lies in the xulrunner code.
. . .
A known regression of this version is that the icons in the search box on the top right don’t show up.
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby kujirasan » 2010-04-07 10:34

I use firefox 3.6 on lenny but had to remove the ice weasel
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby walter_b_marvin » 2010-04-12 14:04

I installed firefox on debian just fine and run it all the time. I guess the debain folks just like to tout their own stuff. :wink:
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby craigevil » 2010-04-12 14:49

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100404 Iceweasel/3.6.3 (like Firefox/3.6.3)
Wonders why this thread isnt locked. The reasons why Firefox is called Iceweasel have been beaten to death many times.
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby Stian1979 » 2010-04-12 16:33

craigevil wrote:Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100404 Iceweasel/3.6.3 (like Firefox/3.6.3)
Wonders why this thread isnt locked. The reasons why Firefox is called Iceweasel have been beaten to death many times.


Who care? iceweasel is more stable and with less security holes so who care what version it is? I can view youtube, google and forums.debian.net just fine, what more would I need from a browser? 3.7.4.5.3.4SE?

Why would I care to build firefox packages? icewasel upgrade itself with apt-get upgrade.
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby mram50 » 2010-05-12 17:50

Ice weasel and firefox, etc were put in here so that we would bite at every add-on ever made and slow our systems down soooo slow that they have time to go out drinking while we wait for the next page to load. :lol: Makes about as much sense as any other conspiracy theory out there..
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby TheExplorer » 2010-07-15 12:11

Here's another post about Firefox coming back into Debian :)

It's said to be done due to to the changes in Mozilla policy.

And the most important idea about all that Iceweasel stuff (besides rebranding) is it's support for old 3.0.x version of Mozilla (which they have ceased to support).
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Re: Why is there no Firefox in Debian?

Postby craigevil » 2010-07-15 16:08

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:2.0b1) Gecko/20100709 Iceweasel/4.0b1 (like Firefox/4.0b1)
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