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#1 2015-02-03 01:40:19

pjbrunet
#! CrunchBanger
From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-30
Posts: 115
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[Solved] Your browser is too old.

Lately I have nag messages everywhere I go: "Your browser is too old." It's irritating, but on the other hand I appreciate the scolding. 

Is there any way to get automatic updates? Seems like with Iceweasel I can never keep up. I just upgraded to Wheezy and got the backports and I'm still waaay behind.

I'm still getting nag messages everywhere.  Google says anything < 2 latest versions is unsupported.

What can I do? Switch browsers?

Is there any way to get "one click" browser upgrades with Debian?

UPDATE: The problem was obmenu wasn't really executing Iceweasel.

Last edited by pjbrunet (2015-02-04 20:40:29)

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#2 2015-02-03 02:20:34

pjbrunet
#! CrunchBanger
From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-30
Posts: 115
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

I'm going to try getting Jessie and hope I don't break everything.

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#3 2015-02-03 02:22:06

schwim
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

I always download the browser from the guys that actually make the browser.  I don't need a middleman slowing down my browser's security updates.

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#4 2015-02-03 02:38:29

AnInkedSoul
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Registered: 2010-06-30
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

maybe you should mention which browser you speak of...

wheezy should have iceweasel 31 and that is what is in jessie also, so not sure switching to jessie is a fix for your problem

not sure which backports you are using but you can get iceweasel 35 for wheezy from  http://mozilla.debian.net/


I always download the browser from the guys that actually make the browser.  I don't need a middleman slowing down my browser's security updates.

the middleman in this case works for mozilla  so probably about as quick as it gets big_smile

Last edited by AnInkedSoul (2015-02-03 02:39:06)

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#5 2015-02-03 03:15:54

pjbrunet
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From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-30
Posts: 115
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

AnInkedSoul wrote:

maybe you should mention which browser you speak of...

wheezy should have iceweasel 31 and that is what is in jessie also, so not sure switching to jessie is a fix for your problem

not sure which backports you are using but you can get iceweasel 35 for wheezy from  http://mozilla.debian.net/


I always download the browser from the guys that actually make the browser.  I don't need a middleman slowing down my browser's security updates.

the middleman in this case works for mozilla  so probably about as quick as it gets big_smile

That's what they said on Hacker News too...  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8988485  LOL.

I had "deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ wheezy-backports iceweasel-release" in my sources.list. My Iceweasel user agent at this moment says "Firefox/13.0"!  Maybe I pinned something wrong to be stuck on Firefox 13?

I will try installing Aurora after Jessie installs.

Last edited by pjbrunet (2015-02-03 03:16:35)

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#6 2015-02-03 03:27:07

AnInkedSoul
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

well I am kinda oldschool,  if I say you can get X from Y then I am absolutely positive that you can get X from Y otherwise I would say something to the effect that I wasn't sure of what I say...

I suspect if you are running #! then it may have a firefox version installed and pinned or it is something you have configured. That is why I think that derivatives should not say they are the same as debian as they have often tweaked/configured things enough to be very different.

Anyway...

root@debian:~# cat /etc/debian_version
7.8
root@debian:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ wheezy-backports iceweasel-release
root@debian:~# apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
  Installed: 35.0.1-1~bpo70+1
  Candidate: 35.0.1-1~bpo70+1
  Version table:
 *** 35.0.1-1~bpo70+1 0
        500 http://mozilla.debian.net/ wheezy-backports/iceweasel-release i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     31.4.0esr-1~deb7u1 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main i386 Packages
     31.3.0esr-1~deb7u1 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main i386 Packages

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#7 2015-02-03 11:59:10

hhh
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Registered: 2010-08-04
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

@pjbrunet, are you sure you're reading that version number right? What version number is reported if you type about: in the URL bar?

You can download official Firefox from mozilla.org. Unzip the download anywhere and run it by clicking/running either the firefox or the forefox-bin file inside the firefox folder. Instructions for one-click upgrading are here...
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/up … st-version

Instructions for replacing Iceweasel with Firefox are all over the web, choose your poison.

@AnInkedSoul aka mean_dean, IIRC #! uses wheezy iceweasel with a custom homepage and some custom bookmarks. Where does #! claim to be the same as Debian?
http://crunchbang.org/about/

You can download #!-specific packages here...
http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf/pool/main/


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#8 2015-02-04 17:52:14

pjbrunet
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From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-30
Posts: 115
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

Just realized the problem, I had been launching Iceweasel from Openbox instead of the CLI. 

Somehow obmenu is launching an older version of Iceweasel (version 13) and I never noticed till now :-/ 

If I launch "iceweasel" from a terminal I get version 31.

Oops!

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#9 2015-02-04 17:55:52

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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

browser too old? Just manually install firefox

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#10 2015-02-04 17:57:10

schwim
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Posts: 1,031
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

that would lead me to believe that your x-www-browser pref is set to something other than your iceweasel. What does it list for the browser when you enter the following in a terminal?

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

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#11 2015-02-04 20:38:49

pjbrunet
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From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-30
Posts: 115
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

schwim wrote:

that would lead me to believe that your x-www-browser pref is set to something other than your iceweasel. What does it list for the browser when you enter the following in a terminal?

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

I had to edit menu.xml and in there it was executing "firefox" (which was coming up as Iceweasel 13)

I probably changed that several years ago and forgot about it.

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#12 2015-02-04 20:44:48

pjbrunet
#! CrunchBanger
From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-30
Posts: 115
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Re: [Solved] Your browser is too old.

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 5 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path                           Priority   Status
------------------------------------------------------------
  0            /usr/bin/firefox                200       auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/chromium               40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/chromium-browser       40        manual mode
* 3            /usr/bin/firefox                200       manual mode
  4            /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable   200       manual mode
  5            /usr/bin/iceweasel              70        manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice *, or type selection number: 5
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/iceweasel to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in manual mode

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