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Re: firefox disappeared from etch (?)

On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 19:56:12 +0200, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> Versions:
> 1.5.dfsg+
> (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.debian.org_debian_dists_etch_main_binary-i386_Packages)
> Reverse Depends:
>   sun-java5-plugin,firefox
>   mozilla-mplayer,firefox
>   flashplugin-nonfree,firefox
>   xfig-doc,firefox
> I thought maybe firefox is gone because of the trademark/logo/patch issues, 
> but there is no iceweasel either:
> topsi:~# apt-cache search iceweasel
> topsi:~#
> 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".


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