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Re: How do I uninstall a backport?


* Noel O'Boyle <no228@cam.ac.uk> [060210 14:47]:

> Then I tried to "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade firefox", but it
> said I already had the latest version of firefox. So I removed it
> "apt-get remove" and then tried to install it, but I got:

That's correct.  apt-get installs only newer packagess.  Unless told
otherwise, it won't downgrade.

> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Package firefox is not available, but is referred to by another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> is only available from another source
> E: Package firefox has no installation candidate

The packages was renamed after the stable release.  It's
"mozilla-firefox" in stable.

Yours sincerely,


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