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Author Topic: firefox 3.0.9 has issues [solved]  (Read 1377 times)

brokndodge

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firefox 3.0.9 has issues [solved]
« on: May 02, 2009, 05:34:53 pm »

mozilla let a bad patch slip in to firefox 3.0.9.  causes major problems with the browser.  within 36 hours
of the 3.0.9 release, mozilla released 3.0.10 to fix these issues.

today i did a mark all upgrades and found firefox 3.0.9 was installed.  so i had to downgrade to 3.0.8.

not fussin, just passin along information. here's an article on zdnet about mozilla's glitch
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=1085
« Last Edit: May 03, 2009, 07:06:35 am by brokndodge »
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Re: firefox 3.0.9 has issues
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 08:27:01 pm »

3.0.10 has been in the testing repo since the 28th. For notices about updates, check the VL Package News and Updates section of the forum

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Re: firefox 3.0.9 has issues
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 08:40:26 pm »

i tend not to enable testing for things i use heavily.  but thankx for the info, there are serious security flaws in 3.0.8

edit: whats the difference between 1vl60 and 2vl60+

3.0.10 from testing seems to have small issues, it reports as 3.0.8 and the search bar doesn't have any search engines configured, i immediately downgraded back to 3.0.8
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Re: firefox 3.0.9 has issues
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 10:11:57 pm »

i tend not to enable testing for things i use heavily.  but thankx for the info, there are serious security flaws in 3.0.8

Any new package will go into testing until it has been evaluated.

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2vl60 was built against VL 6.0 light, in an attempt to reduce the number of dependancies. Not sure if that was a good idea or not....

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3.0.10 from testing seems to have small issues, it reports as 3.0.8 and the search bar doesn't have any search engines configured, i immediately downgraded back to 3.0.8

I've not seen that here, nor has anyone else reported that problem. I would suspect a problem with your profile rather than the build. Here it is certainly showing 3.0.10.

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Re: firefox 3.0.9 has issues [solved]
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 07:06:07 am »

ok... took a couple of minutes to figure this out.  thought i would post it in case others had a similar issue.  i made several attempts to upgrade to firefox 3.0.10.  each attempt did not upgrade cleanly.  each time i then downgraded to 3.0.8.  the last couple of times it only took a couple of seconds for gslapt to 'complete'.  so i purged the cache and tried again.  still no luck. 

i decided to start looking into my add-ons.  was gonna unload them one at a time to see if the problem was there.  started with Download Helper.  i clicked disable and restart firefox.  upon restart firefox opened a bunch of windows.  don't know why, but once i got all of those windows closed i retried the upgrade to 3.0.10. 

viola - clean upgrade.  complete with firefox telling me it has been upgraded.  i don't know why, but it seems Download Helper was blocking the upgrade.

so for future reference - if your having trouble with upgrading firefox, disable the addons, particularly Download Helper.  doesn't seem to be necessary to uninstall it, just disable.   then retry the upgrade.
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