How come Firefox was removed during partial upgrade, when using udate?

Asked by Robert Mills

I used the alert icon for new updates and a partial upgrade was asked. On this process Firefox 3 was removed and when I attempted to reinstall Firefox, it could not be installed. This is the error message:

  Depends: xulrunner-1.9 (<1.9~b6~) but 1.9~rc1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~8.04.1 is to be installed,

Apparently the xulrunner needed is not available or is broken? Or has support for Firefox been dropped by Ubuntu?

I am able to use SeaMonkey but sometimes Firefox has to be used because SeaMonkey will not show all web pages.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

Hello Robert:

Its a known problem in ubuntu hardy..

Please ref this thread:


Bhavani Shankar.

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Robert Mills (rmills764-cyberbsolutions) said :

refreshed all of the packages and then reran updates and it worked.