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joec

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can't upgrade to firefox 3.04 on VL5.9std
« on: December 04, 2008, 07:58:17 am »
I am fresh installing and trying to upgrade VL5.9 std Gold. I have gotten Firefox up to 3.0.3  but patches repository says a 3.0.4 upgrade is available. It also gives me a dependency failure because glib2 is not 2.16.6-i586-1vl59 or greater. This version of glib2 doesn't appear in the repos. gslapt says i have 2.12.13-i486-1 installed. how do i proceed?

kukibl

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Re: can't upgrade to firefox 3.04 on VL5.9std
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 11:33:30 am »
Newer glib2 is removed from /patches. Upgrade firefox from shell using slapt-get (as root of course):

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#slapt-get --install --ignore-dep firefox

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Re: can't upgrade to firefox 3.04 on VL5.9std
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 02:32:36 pm »
FF 3.04 works fine without the newer glib2.....
Laptop: IBM X60s (Centrino/Duo, 2gb ram, 80gb hd) VL 6.0 Std
Netbook: HP Mini (Intel Atom 1ghz, 2gb ram, 16gb SSD + 8gb flash ) VL 6.0 Std
Desktop: Dell Dimension 5150 (P4 3ghz, 2gb ram, 80gb hd) VL 6.0 Std
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caitlyn

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Re: can't upgrade to firefox 3.04 on VL5.9std
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 02:52:16 pm »
I'll ping the packager and ask him to rebuild without the dependency.  In the meanwhile it seems you have an acceptable workaround.
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
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HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1