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#1 2023-03-29 15:36:55

mrshll
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[SOLVED] Can't update firefox-esr from v91.13.0; problem or intended behaviour?

Hi folks,

I was wondering if I could get a quick sense-check on whether I'm experiencing a bug with my installs or not. Both of my Devuan Chimaera installs (a laptop which I set up a while ago and a more recent desktop install) have firefox-esr 0.91.13.0 installed via apt.

The desktop is my work machine which I migrated from Debian recently, so I've been getting several sites warning me the browser version is outdated or unsupported. The browser version is the same on my other install on my laptop, but I've just not received a warning from any sites I've visited. I checked pkginfo.devuan.org and see that the current version of firefox-esr is 102.9.0esr-2:

* https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/pack … 2.9.0esr-2

If I run apt update and apt upgrade, I don't get a prompt to update firefox-esr. This is true across both of my installs.

Is this intended behaviour and I'm misunderstanding the package management on Devuan? Or is it something to address? I'm generally fine using older versions of software but with browsers I like to have security patches. I'd prefer not to deviate too much from apt packages if possible, so want to avoid compiling from source or using tarballs.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 2023-03-29 15:54:21

boughtonp
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't update firefox-esr from v91.13.0; problem or intended behaviour?

That's the wrong page. When you search for firefox-esr you will see:

102.9.0esr-2
	http://deb.devuan.org/merged	ceres/main	amd64
	http://deb.devuan.org/merged	daedalus/main	amd64
102.9.0esr-1~deb11u1
	http://deb.devuan.org/merged	chimaera-security/main	amd64
	http://deb.devuan.org/merged	chimaera-proposed-updates/main	amd64
102.9.0esr-1~deb10u1
	http://deb.devuan.org/merged	beowulf-security/main	amd64
91.13.0esr-1~deb11u1
	http://deb.devuan.org/merged	chimaera/main	amd64
...

i.e if you have v91 you're only using chimaera repo, without chimaera-security repo enabled.

According to this page, chimaera-security should be enabled by default, so perhaps it was inadvertently deselected at some point?

Last edited by boughtonp (2023-03-29 15:58:21)


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#3 2023-03-29 15:57:57

fsmithred
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't update firefox-esr from v91.13.0; problem or intended behaviour?

Make sure you have a line for chimaera-security in /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main

You can add 'contrib' and 'non-free' to the end of that line if you have those repos enabled on your other line(s).

Post your sources.list here if you're not sure.

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#4 2023-03-29 17:41:51

mrshll
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't update firefox-esr from v91.13.0; problem or intended behaviour?

Thanks both! That's exactly what the issue was. I'm not sure why these weren't enabled, as I've basically just taken the default installs and only really changed my window manager on each. It's strange that it's occurred on both machines!

> That's the wrong page. When you search for firefox-esr you will see:

Thanks so much for this. I've worked out how to interpret this page a bit better now.

Thanks again to both for kind and prompt responses.

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