getting iceweasel-release in Squeeze

Andres Cimmarusti acimmarusti at
Wed Oct 19 14:07:42 UTC 2011


I recently followed the procedure outlined here, to get the latest iceweasel on a Squeeze

However I met a couple of difficulties. The websites says that as soon
as adding the repositories and archive key, I should be able to get
iceweasel using

aptitude -t squeeze-backports install iceweasel

This did not work for me right away. It would say there is nothing to
install. By checking apt-cache policy iceweasel, I discovered that the
mozilla debian repository had a priority rating of 500, while I
manually assigned a priority of 1000 to the stable repositories. What
I ended up doing was lowering the priority on the stable repositories
to below 500 for the above command to work.

I just want to say that, backports and experimental, regardless of the
priority given in preferences, are always triggered by the "-t
*-backports/experimental" option passed to apt-get or aptitude. I had
thought this would be the case for the mozilla repo, but it wasn't.

I'm not asking for the configuration to change, but perhaps it would be useful.


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