As a non-developer user of openSUSE, I normally install all of the updates recommended to me via the software update feature. After installing updates this week, I noticed that the icons for Firefox in my Gnome favorites had changed. I soon realized that Firefox had been replaced by an unstable test build of Mozilla Aurora. Why is openSUSE distributing an unstable test build web browser automatically to unsuspecting users like myself?
This simply is not true.
Perhaps you should post your repo list:
zypper lr -d
On 07/30/2011 03:46 PM, dontosaw wrote:
> Why is openSUSE
> distributing an unstable test build web browser automatically to
> unsuspecting users like myself?
it does not!
i am running stable firefox v 5.0 and have not been offered different…
so, i guess you have subscribed to one of the experimental repos, which
i do NOT do…read and follow the paragraph beginning with “IMPORTANT!”
it is sound advice that i follow…even with over ten years Linux
so, i guess yours is a self-induced problem…
OK, I stand corrected. I did indeed have some repositories added and enabled that were the source of this problem. Specifically, I had the Mozilla Alpha repository and I suspect that was the source. Also had the Mozilla repository. I deleted the alpha repository and disabled the regular Mozilla repository. Already uninstalled Aurora and installed Firefox 5 using YAST. I am relieved to learn that this was my doing and that my assumption about having test builds pushed to users through the official openSUSE repositories was incorrect. Thanks for the info.
At least you were wise enough, and humble enough to admit this. Thank you.
On 07/30/2011 05:06 PM, dontosaw wrote:
> I did indeed have some repositories added and enabled that were the source of this problem.
happy you got it back to where you wanted it…
i’ve found that one has to be very careful with the 1-Click
installs…and i’ve made it a habit to always go into YaST Software
Repositories after any 1-Click use and just make sure that i still have
only four repos enabled, and only two refreshing (oss and non-oss never
that habit keeps out the unintended and makes YaST/zypper a little more
There’s no harm in updating firefox from the mozilla repo - the community one shown in yast’s repo management add option, NOT the alpha repo, of course. Currently opensuse update and mozilla repos have the same (or quasi-same) versions, but many times in the past mozilla would have a much newer (but stable) version than update.
As a regular, non tester user you should keep away from alpha and beta software, that’s a given.