:: « I am running Debian [testing(Jessie)] and I want to install [Iceweasel] version [release] »

Andreas Glaeser bugs.andreas.glaeser at
Wed Mar 18 12:51:04 UTC 2015

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> You need to add the following entry in /etc/apt/sources.list or a new file
> in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/:
>     deb unstable main
>     deb experimental main
> You can install it with the following commands:
>     $ apt-get update
>     $ apt-get install -t experimental iceweasel
> Please report any problem to the pkg-mozilla-maintainers at list.

Hello, Mozilla-Package-Maintainers,

the above was tried out by me. The package-source says already, that it is different from

the Icedove-release for the stable version: '//' instead of

'//', then it is also in experimental, not in unstable.

If you try 'unstable', you have to be careful, not to pull in other unstable packages and

do some pinning. I upgraded the whole system to unstable once involuntarily, and also was

unaware of that fact for some time.

Icedove-ESR has
been good enough for me, since I am using Testing.

In spite of that I wanted to try out the release, but problems appeared very quickly,
upon first startup already, there appeared the 'proxy not found'-page and one had to click
on [try again], this also appeared more often during the subsequent use.

The version is basically usable, except the above issue, the other thing that did not
work for me, was the quicksearch-selector, so I rolled back the upgrade again.

The page-rendering-performance is a bit better, maybe, any other brandnew features
aren't even of any use to me.



P.S. I understand myself as a tester, so I probably cannot help out with packaging,
there is also nobody telling me, how to do it, I probably would have to read
'Nussbaum's' tutorial _and_ lots of sourcecode.

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