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#1 2014-02-17 03:46:30

IamFuzzles
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Registered: 2013-02-16
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Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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)

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#2 2014-02-17 04:00:35

pvsage
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

sudo apt-get install -t wheezy-backports iceweasel

Last edited by pvsage (2014-02-17 04:54:57)

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#3 2014-02-17 04:31:28

IamFuzzles
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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

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#4 2014-02-17 04:54:39

pvsage
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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...

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#5 2014-02-17 05:05:17

IamFuzzles
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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

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#6 2014-02-17 06:26:50

pvsage
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

Just as I expected.  In your case, you'd want to specify Experimental as the target.

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#7 2014-02-17 06:58:16

IamFuzzles
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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.

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#8 2014-02-17 08:50:31

pvsage
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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#9 2014-02-18 18:45:47

rockon1215
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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)

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#10 2014-02-19 19:42:08

IamFuzzles
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

Fantastic, thanks for the help all, I used mozilla's backports as suggested. Worked perfectly.

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#11 2014-03-11 20:06:59

andoru
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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)

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#12 2014-03-11 22:09:42

porkpiehat
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

Never mind. I wrote a reply, but it was useless here.

Last edited by porkpiehat (2014-03-11 22:11:05)

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#13 2014-03-11 22:16:04

andoru
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

Yup  tongue
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.

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#14 2014-03-11 22:38:08

porkpiehat
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

Last edited by porkpiehat (2014-03-11 22:40:16)

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#15 2014-03-11 23:28:29

andoru
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Registered: 2014-02-23
Posts: 328

Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

Thanks!
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?

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#16 2014-03-12 19:47:28

Kaokao
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

sudo apt-get install iceweasel/wheezy-backports

Last edited by Kaokao (2014-03-12 19:48:12)

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#17 2014-03-12 20:03:04

snowpine
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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#18 2014-03-13 08:25:57

Kaokao
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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 big_smile

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#19 2014-03-13 08:57:41

Alad
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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)

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#20 2014-10-30 15:29:11

OrganizedFellow
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Re: Updating Iceweasel? [solved]

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