firefox automatic updata

Asked by john peter on 2011-03-27

Binary package hint: firefox

firefox is not automatically updating to higher version

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: firefox 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic-pae 2.6.35.11
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 26 20:11:03 2011
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 firefox-branding 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox

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Last query:
2011-03-27
Last reply:
2011-03-28

This question was originally filed as bug #743434.

john peter (jpeter1000) said : #1
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) said : #2

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Micah Gersten (micahg) said : #3

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug. There is also a vibrant support community available at http://askubuntu.com and you might consider asking your question there.

Micah Gersten (micahg) said : #4

We push out security updates for the supported version that's in the release. Currently Firefox 3.6 is still supported, so we will continue to offer updates to it until it's EOL upstream. Then, we will update Firefox to whatever is the current stable release. You can get Firefox 4 now for Lucid and Maverick here:
https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable

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