Re: [SOLVED] need help with Iceweasel.
On Wed, 13 Jul 2011 02:17:12 +0000, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
> I found on wiki.debian.org reference to Debian Mozilla Team and
> installed Iceweasel 5.0 from them.
> I used it until started getting "package not found" errors. On their web
> site I found, all packages offered until recently gone. Some packages
> for lower versions still offered. However neither of them are actually
> available if you run apt-get. No announces/explanations.
> I've removed their package and downgraded to stable Iceweasel 3.5.16,
> which unfortunately does not support 2 Firefox Add-ons of vital
> importance for me.
> I'd love to use Iceweasel but badly need version 4 or higher. Is there
> any reliable solution for this?
> Another question... Is Debian Mozilla Team officially associated with
> I would be surprised if the answer is "yes". The sense of
> responsibility of whoever is behind of this name is just way below the
I spent yesterday about two hours on trying and investigating, and then
on googling. My /etc/apt/sources.list was perfectly OK. However,
'apt-get install -t squeeze-backports [package_name]'
where [package_name] changed to every single package name listed on
http://mozilla.debian.net, was repeatedly returning "Unable to locate
I get frustrated, made my post here and left the problem as it was. A
couple of hours later, while being in terminal and doing something else,
I tried once again
'apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel-release
and all at a sudden get the iceweasel 5.0 found, downloaded, and
What it was? It could be some backports server problem, packages not
uploaded timely, or some discrepancy between backporst and http://
mozilla.debian.net servers, whatever else. Who knows?..
Switching back to Iceweasel 3.5?.. It's not only add-ons. Once you try
versions 4 and 5 you'd never want 3.5 back. Ver. 4, and 5 ever more, are
amazingly fast, leaving way back all predecessors and Google Chrome
(which I do not like anyway).
Well, for know I'm fine. However the experience makes me wonder if I'd
like to depend on http://mozilla.debian.net. But then the only
alternative would be to start using Firefox itself. This would be a pity.
Thanks to all replied.