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Post subject: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 20.09.2010, 16:37



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Hi, I'm using rekonq and I want to remove iceweasel completely. But it's not possible. It asked to replace iceweasel with iceape. Pls help with steps, I'm a newb. thanx.
 
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Post subject: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 20.09.2010, 17:08



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      Code:
apt-get remove --purge iceweasel

(purge is optional)

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Post subject: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 20.09.2010, 18:04



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yep It asked to replace iceweasel with iceape.
I already set rekonq as my default browser in systemsettings (both as user and as root)

I guess there is something to do with two files www-browser and gnome-www-browser in user/bin/
 
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Post subject: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 20.09.2010, 18:27



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You could try a
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dpkg-reconfigure www-browser
and set rekonq as standard.

But at first, please tell us how did you try to remove iceweasel? And "who" is it, who asked you to replace iceweasel with iceape?

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Post subject: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 20.09.2010, 22:29
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I think, it's
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$ update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
 
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Post subject: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 20.09.2010, 22:30



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I knew i was missing something.. Thanks for pointing at.

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Post subject: Re: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 21.09.2010, 00:06



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      BelaLugosi wrote:
But at first, please tell us how did you try to remove iceweasel? And "who" is it, who asked you to replace iceweasel with iceape?

I just wanna remove iceweasel, that's all.
And the damn terminal, that's who, insisted that another browser would be installed despite I already had rekonq.

So I installed chromium and successfully removed iceweasel. And then terminal asked me to install iceweasel in order to remove chromium
      Code:
apt-get purge chromium-browser
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  iceweasel libmozjs2d libstartup-notification0 libxcb-event1 xulrunner-1.9.1
Suggested packages:
  ttf-lyx latex-xft-fonts xfonts-mathml ttf-mathematica4.1 xprint mozplugger libcanberra0
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  chromium-browser*
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  iceweasel libmozjs2d libstartup-notification0 libxcb-event1 xulrunner-1.9.1
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 1 to remove and 33 not upgraded.
Need to get 29.7kB/8,842kB of archives.
After this operation, 8,012kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n                                                                                                                                                                 
Abort.


Follow ur helps:

      Code:
dpkg-reconfigure www-browser                                                                                                                                       
Package `www-browser' is not installed and no info is available.                                                                                                                                 
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,                                                                                                                                   
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
/usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: www-browser is not installed


      Code:
dpkg-reconfigure x-www-browser
Package `x-www-browser' is not installed and no info is available.
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
/usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: x-www-browser is not installed


      Code:
update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 2 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path                       Priority   Status
------------------------------------------------------------
* 0            /usr/bin/chromium-browser   40        auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/chromium-browser   40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/rekonq             40        manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 2
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/rekonq to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in manual mode.

But I'm still unable to remove chromium.
More help please.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 21.09.2010, 01:44
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First, what you experience here is that apt-get wants to help you rather then annoy the hell out of you:
You request to remove a browser and a package you have installed needs a browser, so what APT does is installing another browser to satisfy the need the package has so you can keep the package installed.

Why doesn't APT notice that rekonq is a browser you might ask. Thats easy: The package which wants a browser to be installed does request a browser in the wrong way. rekonq says that it is a www-browser (Provides line in the apt-cache show output) and the other browsers like iceweasel, chromium and such are doing this too. The later two also say that they are gnome-www-browsers. Thats done so that an other package like gnome-desktop-environment can depend on a browser which fits well into the gnome desktop - rekonq will not do this obviously and is therefore not a gnome-www-browser. So you either has a package installed which wants a gnome-www-browser or more likely which has a wrong dependency setup in a way that it depends on iceweasel or chromium or whatever instead of depending on www-browser.

Have a look at the output of the following command to see which:
      Code:
apt-get purge iceweasel chromium-browser -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=1 -s

(post it here if you don't understand the output - and run the command as normal user please, no need for root)

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 21.09.2010, 02:37



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Hi Donkult,

I do have gnome-www-browser and it doesn't list rekonq, understandably. The only two gnome apps I have are network-manager-gnome and gnome-keyring.

I ran the command
      Code:
apt-get purge iceweasel chromium-browser -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=1 -s
NOTE: This is only a simulation!
      apt-get needs root privileges for real execution.
      Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated,
      so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation!
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package iceweasel is not installed, so not removed
Starting
Starting 2
Investigating (0) sun-java6-plugin [ i386 ] <6> ( non-free/web )
Broken sun-java6-plugin:i386 Depends on firefox [ i386 ] <none> ( none )
Broken sun-java6-plugin:i386 Depends on firefox-2 [ i386 ] <none> ( none )
Broken sun-java6-plugin:i386 Depends on iceweasel [ i386 ] <none> 3.5.13-1 > ( web )
  Considering iceweasel:i386 10002 as a solution to sun-java6-plugin:i386 0
  Try Installing iceweasel [ i386 ] <none> 3.5.13-1 > ( web ) before changing sun-java6-plugin:i386
Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libmozjs2d libstartup-notification0 libxcb-event1 xulrunner-1.9.1
Suggested packages:
  ttf-lyx latex-xft-fonts xfonts-mathml ttf-mathematica4.1 xprint mozplugger libcanberra0
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  chromium-browser*
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  iceweasel libmozjs2d libstartup-notification0 libxcb-event1 xulrunner-1.9.1
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 1 to remove and 44 not upgraded.
Inst libmozjs2d (1.9.1.13-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Inst libxcb-event1 (0.3.6-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Inst libstartup-notification0 (0.10-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Inst xulrunner-1.9.1 (1.9.1.13-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Inst iceweasel (3.5.13-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Conf libmozjs2d (1.9.1.13-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Conf libxcb-event1 (0.3.6-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Conf libstartup-notification0 (0.10-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Conf xulrunner-1.9.1 (1.9.1.13-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Conf iceweasel (3.5.13-1 Debian:unstable [i386])
Purg chromium-browser [6.0.472.62~r59676-1]


So I guess java-plugin requires iceweasel (or chromium), right?
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 21.09.2010, 03:21
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Yes,that is correct.
      Code:
apt-cache depends sun-java6-plugin

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 21.09.2010, 05:20



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apt-cache depends sun-java6-plugin

      Code:
apt-cache depends sun-java6-plugin
sun-java6-plugin
  Depends: libasound2
    liboss-salsa-asound2
  Depends: libx11-6
  Depends: libxext6
  Depends: libxi6
  Depends: libxtst6
  Depends: sun-java6-bin
 |Depends: <firefox>
 |Depends: <firefox>
 |Depends: iceweasel
 |Depends: <mozilla>
 |Depends: iceape-browser
 |Depends: <mozilla>
 |Depends: epiphany-gecko
 |Depends: epiphany-webkit
 |Depends: epiphany-browser
 |Depends: galeon
 |Depends: <midbrowser>
 |Depends: <moblin>
 |Depends: <xulrunner>
 |Depends: <xulrunner>
 |Depends: konqueror
 |Depends: chromium-browser
  Depends: midori


I guess installing konqueror would solve as I laready removed it.
Still, can I add rekonq to the list?
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 21.09.2010, 09:10



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Iceweasel Provides: gnome-www-browser, www-browser
chromium-browser Provides: chromium-testsuite, gnome-www-browser, www-browser
While rekonq only has Provides: www-browser
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: remove iceweasel  PostPosted: 21.09.2010, 16:19
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      start2usefrsidux wrote:
Still, can I add rekonq to the list?

No, you can't add it. You should ask the maintainer of the package to do it - or better even he should check if this long alternative line shouldn't be replaced with a www-browser altogether…
      Code:
reportbug sun-java6-plugin


But does this plugin even work with rekonq?

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