[WNYLUG-Users] apt firefox 5 problem

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Sun Jul 17 16:33:21 EDT 2011


On 06/26/2011 01:36 PM, Joe wrote:
> I'm trying to get Firefox 5 installed on kubuntu lucid. I have both 
> versions of Firefox - the regular ubuntu version and the ubuntuzilla 
> version installed. (I keep the regular one because I think - maybe 
> incorrectly - that's the way to ensure that all the associated 
> packages and add-ons are kept up to date.) Usually, this works fine, 
> but now apt is unhappy. What can I do to fix this? (I ran sudo apt-get 
> update first.)
>
> I found
>
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1789097
>
> and I uninstalled ubufox and xul-ext-ubufox. Then, Firefox 5 installed 
> fine. Did I remove anything that should be there that might bite me 
> later?
>
> Thanks.
> Joe
>
> bigbird at sananda:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following packages will be upgraded:
> firefox-mozilla-build ubufox
> 2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> 1 not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 15.4MB/15.4MB of archives.
> After this operation, 319kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
> Get:1 
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt/ 
> all/main firefox-mozilla-build 5.0-0ubuntu1 [15.4MB]
> Fetched 15.4MB in 5s (2,807kB/s)
> (Reading database ... 164950 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace ubufox 0.9-0ubuntu1~mfs~lucid1 (using 
> .../ubufox_0.9.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn3_all.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement ubufox ...
> dpkg: error processing 
> /var/cache/apt/archives/ubufox_0.9.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn3_all.deb 
> (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite '/etc/xul-ext/ubufox.js', which is also in package 
> xul-ext-ubufox 0:0.9-0ubuntu1~mfs~lucid1
> Preparing to replace firefox-mozilla-build 4.0.1-0ubuntu1 (using 
> .../firefox-mozilla-build_5.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement firefox-mozilla-build ...
> Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> /var/cache/apt/archives/ubufox_0.9.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn3_all.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> bigbird at sananda:~$
>
> I tried putting ubufox back, but it wouldn't take:
>
> bigbird at sananda:~/installs/firefox$ sudo apt-get install ubufox
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
> ubufox
> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/58.3kB of archives.
> After this operation, 360kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Selecting previously deselected package ubufox.
> (Reading database ... 164948 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking ubufox (from .../ubufox_0.9.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn3_all.deb) 
> ...
> dpkg: error processing 
> /var/cache/apt/archives/ubufox_0.9.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn3_all.deb 
> (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite '/etc/xul-ext/ubufox.js', which is also in package 
> xul-ext-ubufox 0:0.9-0ubuntu1~mfs~lucid1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> /var/cache/apt/archives/ubufox_0.9.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn3_all.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> bigbird at sananda:~/installs/firefox$
>
>
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I went ahead and uninstalled both versions of Firefox and just 
reinstalled the ubuntuzilla one. So far, it's working, but there may be 
a couple of weirdnesses I haven't got a handle on yet. Notably, it did 
not reinstall the ubuntu customizations for Firefox. I don't know what 
that does, but so far, it doesn't seem to make a difference.

Joe



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