l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2005 Mar 19 12:37

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] xhost+: Why you should NEVER DO THAT
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] xhost+: Why you should NEVER DO THAT

Quoting Richard Harke (rharke@earthlink.net):

> Thanks for the explanations, I have learned a lot.
> I guess I should have posted the problem here in the first place.

It's been a good discussion, in part because it's been wide-ranging.

Just so your actual problem doesn't get lost, what I think I would do in
your shoes is:

1. (indeed:)  $ sudo apt-get --purge remove mozilla-firefox [1]
(Terminate that sucka' with extreme prejudice.  It'll feel good.)

2.  $ sudo apt-get update 
    $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3.  $ sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox

That is, I'd guess that someone screwed up very badly, constructing that
package -- as Karsten was suggesting -- and that the thing to do is get
a newer package.

You probably don't need to purge the old one, but ritual exorcisms have
their uses.  ;->  (More seriously, sometimes getting rid of aberrant
configuration files _is_ the key.)

[1] Yes, you could indeed use aptitude's command-line mode, instead.
Force of habit.

Rick Moen                                    Frater Magnus vos spectat.
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!