Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Aug. 10 2007,21:34
|The main browser that came pre-installed with my DSL 3.4 is Firefox 1.0.6 which is a very old version.|
It isn't very old, it's very stable. What's it *missing* aside from bleeding edge sexiness? Look at firefox' changelogs and notice that subsequent versions have had security patches for security patches -- including the very quick jump to 22.214.171.124 from 126.96.36.199.
|Is there any reason I cannot upgrade Firefox to 188.8.131.52 ?|
Aside from the fact that it requires GTK2, no. There's a GTK1 version of firefox 2.0 in MyDSL. Is that recent enough for you?
BTW, you should probably know that dpkg for DSL is based on Woody. You certainly won't find firefox 184.108.40.206 in Woody or Sarge. If you're put off by firefox 1.0.6, I have a feeling you're going to be very disappointed by the versions of apps you'll find in Woody. Try MyDSL.
|Now, as it happens, Opera is my preferred browser but I have not yet been able to install it in DSL.|
You shouldn't have any trouble at all if you'd just use the version in MyDSL.
|...the worst case is that you might have to compile libraries for libraries for libraries ...|
Doubtful. Very doubtful.
|I seem to remember getting Opera 8.54 (if you can still find it) to install|
Why would you jump through hoops with Debian to get something already available -- a very recent (more recent than 8.54) version, iirc -- in MyDSL? Just checked: opera 9 is in UCI.
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