Friday, January 11, 2013

Can't update Iceweasel from Experimental on Wheezy

I use the Debian Experimental repository to update Iceweasel to the latest Firefox release version provided by the Debian Mozilla team.

Trying to update to Iceweasel 18 produces this message:
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies: iceweasel: Depends: xulrunner-18.0 (>= 18.0-1) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. 
It seems Iceweasel 18 depends on xulrunner-18.0 which depends on Libnss3 2.3.14, which isn't in Testing or Experimental.

 The problem is described here and here.


  1. Hello again,

    have the same problem and switched momentarily to beta to install Firefox 18.

    deb experimental iceweasel-beta

    after which switched back to experimental again.

    Hope that helps.

    By the way, still didn't see the KDE updats icon appear in my setup


  2. Thanks!

    Has the beta dropped the dependency on Libnss3?

    The updates for KDE were kernel updates- I don't know if that is significant. Maybe the default setting is to notify of security updates and they were security updates?

  3. The below should clear your doubts :)

    #aptitude show libnss3

    Package: libnss3
    State: installed
    Automatically installed: no
    Multi-Arch: same
    Version: 2:3.14.1.with.ckbi.1.93-1

  4. Switching to beta got me Iceweasel 19 and the latest Libnss3.