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[solved] Netrunner 19.01 Desktop Debian kate


#1

If you start kate via a terminal session you will get the following errors:

. I am using the netrunner standard installation themes and nothing has been changed by me. Can it be ignored or should it be corrected and how? Thank you.


#2

These are just warnings about the Icon Theme. You can ignore them.


#3

Thank you. Firefox 65 is released with some security fixes, when is the release for netrunner available?


#4

We don’t update firefox in our repos. You can get the new security fixed version from Debian Sid repository if you need this now.


#5

Okay. So I have to wait until Firefox 65 comes into Debian testing. Thank you for quick answer.


#6

Firefox is not coming to Debian Testing. Debian decided to only allow Firefox-ESR to be there as they decided to only support the ESR version for their stable system.

Thats why I would suggest either switching to Firefox-ESR (that will give you Debian Buster security updates all the time) Or to use the Debian Sid Repo just for installing Firefox 65.


#7

Okay. How do you estimate the risks of the current netrunner 19 Firefox 64 version? When I would use the Firefox ESR version, then I have first to remove the 64 version and then installing the ESR version? When I want to use SID temporary only for the Firefox 65 version, how I have to do it correctly? The last question: why you put into netrunner 19 the Firefox version 64 and not the ESR version, is it not more secure for your “customers”? Which features of the 64 version I will loose (plasma integration etc.) when I would use the ESR version?


#8

No that is not necessary. Both can be installed in parallel if you want to.

You activate the Debian SID sources.list

deb https://deb.debian.org/debian/ sid main non-free contrib

run
sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox
which updates the sourceslist and installs the new firefox version.Then you deactivate the Debian Sid sources.list again.

Firefox 64 offers a little bit of better speed and compatiblity with modern web technologies.

Plasma Integration should work still. You will loose some more modern HTML5 features and might notice a slightly lower speed in comparison.
I suggest you try it out for yourself and see if it makes a big impact on the websites you surf everyday or not.


#9

Thank you very much for your clear answer.