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Author Topic: can't upgrade to firefox 3.04 on VL5.9std  (Read 1407 times)

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?
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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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never_stop_learning

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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.....
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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.
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