Re: mozilla + 3.0
Peter Watkinson wrote:
I installed Debian woody about 2 months ago. Everything seems OK except
Mozilla bombs out on some websites and then loses all of it's bookmarks. Is
it stable on 3.0? Also is there an easy way to upgrade to 3.0 from woody?
If you installed Debian Woody and you have kept it up-to-date via
apt-get (mainly the new security stuff in the last couple of months),
then you already have Debian 3.0! Woody = stable = 3.0 now.
I have been using Mozilla from "unstable" on my Alpha for the last
couple of months or so, and it has been running fine, although my use of
Mozilla on the Alpha is not nearly as much as on my "main" i386
computer. The alpha has been used in more of a server role in my
network. I went to the "unstable" version because one of the "testing"
upgrades about 2 months ago just didn't work on my Alpha. The version I
have installed here is Mozilla 1.0.0-3 (Debian Package number) whereas
the version in Woody is Mozilla 1.0.0-0.woody.1. I know there have been
about 2-3 "upgrades" since I went to the "unstable" version of Mozilla,
and all seemed to work fine for me. I would infer that one of those
ultimately became the package that went into Woody...dunno for sure.
Look in the "help" --> "About Mozilla" selection to see which you have
Does your version of Mozilla always bomb out on the same sites or does
it seem to be somewhat random? If it is from the same sites, maybe you
could list a few and I/WE can see if we can duplicate the problem. You
might have problems with sites using flash or java that your browser
doesn't support. Java is a problem on the Alpha currently....
If you find you have the current version from Woody, you might consider
trying out the one in "unstable".
The answer to your "apt-get" question is yes. The exact procedure you
use depends upon where you are starting from. If you already have most
of Woody installed, just pointing your sources.list towards "woody" and
doing an "apt-get update" then an "apt-get upgrade" will probably get
all the current packages on your system. Be sure to include the new
Woody security pointer too. There are quite a few security upgrades in
There are variations on this theme that you can use... "apt-get
dist-upgrade" or "apt-get dselect-upgrade" instead of the "apt-get
upgrade" will provide some addtional stuff such as all the recommended
packages, etc. Hint: if it wants to install over 200 packages, then
you probably DON'T have Woody/3.0 installed!
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