When I run apt-cache show, I get that the latest iceweasel is 27.0-2
However, going to the "about" tab in iceweasel, it shows I'm currently running 20.0. How do I fix this? I'd like to run the latest version available.
Another somewhat related question is, will upgrading erase any settings from my current configuration?
Thanks in advance for the help.
Last edited by IamFuzzles (2014-02-19 19:42:50)
sudo apt-get install -t wheezy-backports iceweasel
Last edited by pvsage (2014-02-17 04:54:57)
Hmm, I'm getting this error:
E: The value 'wheezy-backports' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources
Which makes me think I don't have the mozilla backports? Here's my sources.list for reference:
## CRUNCHBANG ## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk. deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main # deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main ## DEBIAN deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free # deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free ## DEBIAN SECURITY deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main # deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main ## DEBIAN EXPERIMENTAL deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main ## MariaDB deb http://ftp.igh.cnrs.fr/pub/mariadb/repo/5.5/debian wheezy main deb-src http://ftp.igh.cnrs.fr/pub/mariadb/repo/5.5/debian wheezy main
Could you post the actual results of `apt-cache policy iceweasel`? I notice you have Experimental in your sources list...which is OK, if you absolutely needed something from Experimental...
Not sure why I have that, don't think I use it for anything, so I'll probably comment that out. Thanks for the heads up.
Here's the result of apt-cache policy iceweasel:
iceweasel: Installed: 20.0-1 Candidate: 20.0-1 Version table: 27.0-2 0 1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental/main amd64 Packages 24.3.0esr-1~deb7u1 0 500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages *** 20.0-1 0 800 http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf/ waldorf/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 17.0.10esr-1~deb7u1 0 500 http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
Also, here's my preferences, in case that matters:
Package: * Pin: release a=waldorf Pin-Priority: 800 Package: * Pin: release a=wheezy Pin-Priority: 500
Just as I expected. In your case, you'd want to specify Experimental as the target.
Ah, looks like that fixed it. Well, actually looks like I have a bunch of broken dependencies or something needed for it. But thanks a lot, I'll see what I can do with it.
pvsage is right. Follow the directions at mozilla.debian.net and you should be good to go. Never install something from experimental unless you absolutely have to.
Come back here if you have any questions
Last edited by rockon1215 (2014-02-18 18:46:11)
Fantastic, thanks for the help all, I used mozilla's backports as suggested. Worked perfectly.
Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I wanted to update Iceweasel as well. Issuing 'apt-cache policy iceweasel' gave me the same output as IamFuzzles, although I have no idea what those "preferences" are.
When I do ' apt-get install -t wheezy-backports iceweasel' (as suggested by the Iceweasel guide linked earlier) it reports that I already have the latest version.
EDIT: Forgot to show my sources.list:
## CRUNCHBANG ## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk. deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main #deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main ## DEBIAN deb http://http.debian.net/debian testing main contrib non-free #deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian testing main contrib non-free ## DEBIAN SECURITY deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main #deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main ## Wheezy Backports deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ wheezy-backports iceweasel-release
Last edited by andoru (2014-03-11 21:37:16)
Never mind. I wrote a reply, but it was useless here.
Last edited by porkpiehat (2014-03-11 22:11:05)
I have Iceweasel 20 installed and I want to upgrade to 24. But thinking about it I think I'd be better off installing firefox from debs instead. I'll come back if I haven't managed to get that going. But until then you guys can post a solution, maybe somebody else might have the same problems as me.
Last edited by porkpiehat (2014-03-11 22:40:16)
I have managed now to "install" Firefox 21.0.1 from the tarball as I said earlier, but it seems I still have that ugly iceweasel layout *cringes*
Any way of reverting to FF's default layout?
sudo apt-get install iceweasel/wheezy-backports
Last edited by Kaokao (2014-03-12 19:48:12)
Last edited by snowpine (2014-03-12 20:06:43)
Thanks snowpine, will read the article you linked!
Also I think maybe I was a bit too caffeinated yesterday. Read through this thread again just now with more attention and finally understand what's going on; and that I was just rephrasing what had already been said
The easiest way to upgrade iceweasel is in post #14 (except waldorf needs to be at less than 1000, not less than 1001), no need to pin backports.
Last edited by Alad (2014-03-13 09:02:59)