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Firefox 48 update on SLES 12 SP1

posted Oct 26, 2016, 1:12 PM by Dong Xu   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 3:06 PM ]

Initial update caused breaking of default Gnome Login Screen, the following will prevent it:

1. Open Yast2-->Software-->Software Management

2. Search for firefox

3. Select MozillaFirefox and bring up versions.

4. Select the latest version. (48 as of writing this.) Make sure it is the x86_64 package

5. Select break MozillaFirefox-branding-SLE-31 by ignoring some of its dependencies. (Do not uninstall it!)

6. Select break MozillaFIrefox-XX by ignoring some of its dependencies.

7. Hit accept

8. Look over automatic changes to make sure there is nothing unreasonable and hit ok.


If you uninstalled MozillaFirefox-branding it can cause important things to be uninstalled as there is a large cluster of interdependant branding packages linked to it. If you did uninstall it you need to reinstall it and a few other packages:

branding-SLE

gdm-branding-upstream

MozillaFirefox-branding-SLE

patterns-sles-Minimal

patterns-sle-gnome-basic

(I had to guess a bit on this list. Search for "branding" and "sle" then compare with other computers.)    
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