Re: firefox disappeared from etch (?)
On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 19:56:12 +0200, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> I upgraded from sarge to etch today. Seems that firefox is gone:
> topsi:~# apt-get install firefox
> 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
> Not sure, what that means. Looks like there is a version in debian.org:
> topsi:~# apt-cache showpkg firefox
> Package: firefox
> Reverse Depends:
> I thought maybe firefox is gone because of the trademark/logo/patch issues,
> but there is no iceweasel either:
> topsi:~# apt-cache search iceweasel
> I had trouble installing firefox in the first place, because I had a backports
> version of firefox on sarge installed. I removed this version (apt-get remove
> --purge), but I failed installing the new one.
You probably still have a package pin for the backported version in your
/etc/apt/preferences. This can keep apt-get from installing the current
Etch version. Check the output of "apt-cache policy firefox".