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#26 2011-03-23 22:34:55

goossbears
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

You need to add the following entry in /etc/apt/sources.list or a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/:

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-4.0

Thanks!
Added the suggested line at the very end of /etc/apt/sources.list as follows:

## DEBIAN BACKPORTS
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-4.0

Then,

You can install it with the following command:

apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel

Similar to corenominal's codestring way on top, I ran this through an xterm window as

sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel && sudo apt-get update 

This seemed to work fine in upgrading iceweasel to v4.0, although I too haven't yet noticed "any problems with font rendering" in v4.0.

Is there a definitive test for possible font-rendering problems under the suggested v4.0 upgrade here??
Until then, thanks for the suggestions here, as well as forthcoming ones on this upgrade big_smile
-goossbears

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#27 2011-03-24 09:08:46

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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

goossbears wrote:

This seemed to work fine in upgrading iceweasel to v4.0, although I too haven't yet noticed "any problems with font rendering" in v4.0.

I just updated to 4.0 and I haven't noticed any font rendering probs either.


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#28 2011-03-24 09:52:10

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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

What is your version of libcairo2...mine is 1.8 from statler rep...it won't let me install iceweasel 4.0...because it wants xulrunner2.0...but to get xulrunner2.0, I need libcairo2 1.10...not 1.8....should I go ahead and upgrade libcairo2 to 1.10?

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#29 2011-03-24 13:29:32

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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

GreyHatSalafi wrote:

What is your version of libcairo2...mine is 1.8 from statler rep...it won't let me install iceweasel 4.0...because it wants xulrunner2.0...but to get xulrunner2.0, I need libcairo2 1.10...not 1.8....should I go ahead and upgrade libcairo2 to 1.10?


as said before, you'd need libcairo2_1.10.2-1.1_i386.deb which you can find here: http://packages.crunchbanglinux.org/sta … pool/main/

afterwards, if you have enabled the experimental repo (as per instructions from http://mozilla.debian.net/), you'll be able to install/upgrade iceweasel 4

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#30 2011-03-31 16:11:50

ichase
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

I see a lot of talk about iceweasel, but as a new user I wanted to ask if installing FF 4 is still an option in #!? I do realize it is not available in the repos and that firefox 4.0.tar.bz2 can be DL directly from Mozilla's site.

Thanks and all the best,

Ian

Last edited by ichase (2011-03-31 16:12:53)

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#31 2011-03-31 17:44:46

bobrossw
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

@ichase, I downloaded it from their site and just unpacked the tarball.  it works fine just from the firefox script that is included in the package.

also, looks like FF4 has finally caught up to chromium in terms of speed and usability

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#32 2011-04-06 22:43:50

rstrcogburn
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

I recently switched to firefox 4 on my funtoo/dev box and am loving it.  Sounds like several of yall have as well.  THoughts on this new product??  It seems to be on par with chrome for me with the extension base of mozilla.


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#33 2011-04-07 01:17:00

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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

I've already switched back to Firefox 4 as my default. Its mostly due to the superior ad blocking extension however.

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#34 2011-04-11 06:29:15

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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

I also switched to firefox as my default. Mainly for the same reason as anonymous, but I've noticed that it uses less a lot less cpu when using sites like pandora.

When using chromium with pandora open on the tab i was using it was using around 98% of my cpu. It would drop to 20-30% when I put it in a background tab. Firefox is around 20-30% even if it is the opened tab.

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#35 2011-04-12 16:14:59

hhh
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

corenominal posted here that he's looking into adding Firefox 4 to the Statler repo.

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#36 2011-05-03 10:34:35

joe74
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

I've just installed Iceweasel 4.0, but still Chrome is configured as iceweasel==x-www-browser (default!). How should I run it without moving Chrome as default?


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#37 2011-05-03 14:27:48

anonymous
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

Try running google-chrome?

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#38 2011-05-03 15:35:35

goossbears
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

afterwards, if you have enabled the experimental repo (as per instructions from http://mozilla.debian.net/), you'll be able to install/upgrade iceweasel 4

If you've already gone through these instructions successfully to install/upgrade iceweasel v4.0.0, you can now upgrade to v4.0.1 by running

apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade

from the commandline as sudo or the 'root' user (very temporarily!)

Also, the same http://mozilla.debian.net/ currently offers instructions to further upgrade iceweasel to v5.0 or to "aurora" v5.0a2.  In both these upgrades, /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ must be edited either as

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-5.0

or as

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-aurora

.
In either case, after appropriately editing /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ , one must then again run

apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade

from the commandline as sudo or the 'root' user.
Not really sure whether or not it is worthwhile to upgrade #!'s iceweasel to v5.0 or to v5.0a2.
Any other thoughts on this??
-g

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#39 2011-05-03 15:42:45

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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

If you like testing nightly builds, go for it. Otherwise, I would stick with the stable 4.0.x.

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#40 2011-05-03 22:32:44

hhh
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

In their race to keep up with Google Chrome, Firefox is switching to a rapid release cycle of about every 2 months. Firefox 5 is scheduled for release on June 21st. They also have created an intermediate channel between Minefield and releases to encourage more people to become volunteer testers. Here's the announcement...
http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2011/04/13 … -releases/

A lengthy discussion with all sorts of links, maps, diagrams and supplies from ACME INC. is here...
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic … &t=2140859

With such a short release cycle, there can't be many new features introduced in each version. This site shows some of the features that might make it into Fx 5...
http://www.businessinsider.com/firefox- … explorer-1

As someone who has little use for social media, doesn't use a smartphone  and hates hates hates  UI changes (unless they are a real, noticeable improvement), all I can say is meh. YMMV

@Phillip, with this new rapid release cycle and the creation of the mozilla.debian.net repo I imagine you'll remove the #! Iceweasel repository?

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#41 2011-06-02 01:03:58

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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

I have added this to my '/etc/apt/sources.list' file:

deb http://packages.crunchbanglinux.org/statler-mozilla-4.0 statler main

I entered

sudo apt-get update

The message I receive is

W: GPG error: http://mozilla.debian.net squeeze-backports Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 85A3D26506C4AE2A

I've done something wrong again, haven't I?

Last edited by kernel (2011-06-02 01:58:52)

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#42 2011-06-02 04:51:49

hhh
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

@kernel, that's confusing, were you trying to install from the crunchbang iceweasel repo or from mozilla.debian.net? The mozilla.debian repo is more up to date, so check sources.list again, remove

deb http://packages.crunchbanglinux.org/statler-mozilla-4.0 statler main

and make sure you have

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-4.0

and run sudo apt-get update. You'll still get the verification warning. You can either ignore it and choose y when asked if you want to install Iceweasel from an unverified source, or you can import the archive key. For that run these commands...

wget -O- -q http://mozilla.debian.net/archive.asc | gpg --import
gpg --export -a 06C4AE2A | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update

You may have to first install the package debian-keyring...

sudo apt-get install debian-keyring

I can't remember if it's part of #! by default.

-edit- copy/paste fail, fixed

Last edited by hhh (2011-06-02 18:19:39)

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#43 2011-06-03 00:48:53

kernel
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

@hhh-

Thanks for the tip and the edit.  I've entered those into my repositorys, and then ran

sudo apt-get update

and then

sudo apt-get upgrade

It went thru the long process of upgrading everything and then I rebooted the system.  When it came up, I made it to grub and then nothing but a black screen.  I rebooted in recovery mode which I'm in now.  I opened up my browser and it's still the same version. 

I'm searching now for a fix for this problem.  Hopefully there's a thread with a fix for me.  I'll get back to trying to upgrade FF when this is fixed.  Thank you for your help.

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#44 2011-06-03 00:56:12

kernel
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

***five minutes later***

Rebooted and it works fine in normal mode.  Didn't do anything but reboot.  Odd.

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#45 2013-03-16 06:51:28

pjbrunet
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

I just had another Firefox app stop working, again.  BufferApp fails in both my Statler Iceweasel and Statler Firefox (two different machines) but works fine in Chrome.  Lately I noticed many plugins are unavailable because I have the wrong Firefox version.  What's that all about?  Firefox version numbers are too inconsistent and make no sense.  I'm willing to geek out over something important but if I can't easily upgrade with one click, I'm wasting precious time.  None of these sources or techniques (not just this thread) get me a good version of Firefox that works with all the plugins.  There's way too much going on here when all I want is a browser that works--Firefox vs. Iceweasel (they're really very different, migration back and forth does not work by default, not to mention changing "default browser" hooks requires a PhD) and within each of those applications, so many versions of the browser which are inconsistently incompatible with the plugins.  Add to that all the version permutations created by each distro and the versions of those distros.  Really, Firefox wants me to download a tar file and expects me to research where I should put it?  Knowing in the back of my mind there's a good possibility it just won't work, that I need to install some dependencies which need other dependencies which oops, aren't available because I don't have xyz version of xyz distro.  Seems like google-chrome is easier to upgrade, more consistent, more compatible with plugins.  I can't remember why I stopped using Chrome in the first place.  Hmm.  Rant off ;-)

If this seems out of context here, feel free to move it to one of the many "Help me upgrade Iceweasel/Firefox" threads ;-)

Last edited by pjbrunet (2013-03-16 07:16:09)

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#46 2013-03-16 14:37:44

VastOne
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Re: Mozilla Iceweasel 4.0 repository & howto rollback

@pjbrunet, you are posting to a thread that is nearly 2 years since it's last post. This is considered necro-poasting

The best thing to do is to start a new thread and point back to the older thread as a reference

Thank you

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