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    Default Update to Firefox 27

    So, it seems that firefox 27 has been out for few days but I still don't see update coming. How long is it usually for firefox update to hit OpenSuse Repo?

    I'm using OpenSuse 13.1 with Packman, OSS, Non-OSS and Update repository enabled. Current Firefox version is MozillaFirefox-26.0-4.2.x86_64.

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    Default Re: Update to Firefox 27

    Quote Originally Posted by airilsra View Post
    How long is it usually for firefox update to hit OpenSuse Repo?
    It will probably be there within a few more days. I'm patient.
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    Default Re: Update to Firefox 27

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    It will probably be there within a few more days. I'm patient.
    Isn't firefox (web browsers) considered as security sensitive software that need to be updated as soon as it is released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airilsra View Post
    Isn't firefox (web browsers) considered as security sensitive software that need to be updated as soon as it is released?
    But somebody has to create the packages as well...

    Btw, it is already in the test-update repo, so should be released as official update in the next days:
    http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1-test/

    And it's also available from the mozilla repo on OBS:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit.../openSUSE_13.1

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    Default Re: AW: Re: Update to Firefox 27

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    But somebody has to create the packages as well...

    Btw, it is already in the test-update repo, so should be released as official update in the next days:
    http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1-test/

    And it's also available from the mozilla repo on OBS:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit.../openSUSE_13.1
    Thanks wolfi,

    I asked because it has been more than 3 days since new firefox version was released and I wondered if there was something wrong with my update or maybe I missed a necessary repository. Still, i think it should not take this long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airilsra View Post
    I asked because it has been more than 3 days since new firefox version was released and I wondered if there was something wrong with my update or maybe I missed a necessary repository. Still, i think it should not take this long.
    It takes a while to create the packages and test them.

    And now there's the weekend as well...

    A normal update takes about a week to be released, in the case of critical security updates this may be shortcut I think.

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    Its often in some Linux flavors that updates are held back sometimes, especially if its a non essential upgrade.
    Sure new releases might fix bugs but there could be regressions, unless its a major security patch its never rushed.
    Patience is a virtue.

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    Default Re: Update to Firefox 27

    Quote Originally Posted by airilsra View Post
    Isn't firefox (web browsers) considered as security sensitive software that need to be updated as soon as it is released?
    Yes, there are security issues. However, we are running linux. That means that we are not running firefox as root. So it is a lot harder to exploit a firefox security problem on linux.

    I can wait a few days.
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    And even if you were running root in linux (which you shouldn’t) many exploits mainly target windows not linux.

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    Default Re: Update to Firefox 27

    Thanks all, I see the point not to rush packaging software unless it is really necessary. Middle ground between stability, security and the latest software I suppose. It just that I'm used to get firefox update on the same day or the next day on Windows and Ubuntu, not complaining here :)

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