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I need to stop firefox updating!!!

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I'm using FireFox on ubuntu lts 16.04 as a kiosk making use of a very handy add-on. The system was looked down to prevent anyone for browsing anything but localhost. Now anyone can jump on my kiosk and browse / download anything they want. It is no way more secure than what it was.

Even after using the about:config options the updates still update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will find a more appropriate browser option for the kiosk but for now I'd really like a way to stop the update short of shutting everything down.

I'm using FireFox on ubuntu lts 16.04 as a kiosk making use of a very handy add-on. The system was looked down to prevent anyone for browsing anything but localhost. Now anyone can jump on my kiosk and browse / download anything they want. It is no way more secure than what it was. Even after using the about:config options the updates still update!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will find a more appropriate browser option for the kiosk but for now I'd really like a way to stop the update short of shutting everything down.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Just FYI the issue is solved:

sudo apt-mark hold firefox

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  • Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0

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  • I-ejenti Engumsebenzisi: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0

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FredMcD
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 28.0.0.126

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 28.0.0.126 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
FredMcD
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Kuphostiwe

First, Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar. Under Advanced, Select Update.

[v56+] Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Select Update.

Select Never Check For Updates.

Also turn off Use a background service to install updates


Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.

If you still want to downgrade, look under; I still want to downgrade. Click the Directory of other versions and languages link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that old versions may have security issues.

You should also check out Firefox; Extended Support Release {web link} ESR Notes System Requirements

First, Type '''about:preferences#advanced'''<enter> in the address bar. Under '''Advanced, ''' Select '''Update. ''' [v56+] Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. Select '''Update. ''' Select '''Never Check For Updates.''' Also turn off '''Use a background service to install updates''' --------------- [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox?cache=no Install Older Version Of Firefox] {web link} Be sure to read everything here. If you still want to downgrade, look under; '''I still want to downgrade. ''' Click the '''Directory of other versions and languages''' link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that '''old versions may have security issues. ''' You should also check out [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/ Firefox; Extended Support Release] {web link} [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/notes/ ESR Notes] [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/system-requirements/ System Requirements]

Umnikazi wombuzo

Thanks FredMcD, Regarding "Also turn off Use a background service to install updates"; does ubuntu have such a service? is it a specific firefox update service? how could I turn it off?

Thanks FredMcD, Regarding "Also turn off Use a background service to install updates"; does ubuntu have such a service? is it a specific firefox update service? how could I turn it off?

Umnikazi wombuzo

Under about:preferences#advanced -> Update. The only option is 'Automatically update Search Engines'. (I'm back at version 45 because that's whats in the ubuntu lts repo.) Under about:preferences#general There is no update option.

Under about:preferences#advanced -> Update. The only option is 'Automatically update Search Engines'. (I'm back at version 45 because that's whats in the ubuntu lts repo.) Under about:preferences#general There is no update option.

Umnikazi wombuzo

FredMcD i think you're on to something with the stop update service idea. I'm going to try and put the firefox package on 'hold' in apt. Will update in a few days. apt Hold a package: sudo apt-mark hold <package-name> Remove the hold: sudo apt-mark unhold <package-name>

FredMcD i think you're on to something with the stop update service idea. I'm going to try and put the firefox package on 'hold' in apt. Will update in a few days. apt Hold a package: sudo apt-mark hold <package-name> Remove the hold: sudo apt-mark unhold <package-name>
FredMcD
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Kuphostiwe

I don't know ubuntu and called for more help.

I don't know ubuntu and called for more help.
James
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shedfly said

Thanks FredMcD, Regarding "Also turn off Use a background service to install updates"; does ubuntu have such a service? is it a specific firefox update service? how could I turn it off?

The "Use a background service to install updates" is only with Firefox on Windows. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-mozilla-maintenance-service


shedfly said

Under about:preferences#advanced -> Update. The only option is 'Automatically update Search Engines'. (I'm back at version 45 because that's whats in the ubuntu lts repo.) Under about:preferences#general There is no update option.

Third-party builds like Firefox packages provided by a Linux distro do not get internal updates as Mozilla does not provide updates to Firefox builds it did not well build. Only the official builds from Mozilla (like these) gets updates from Mozilla.

''shedfly [[#answer-1059492|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks FredMcD, Regarding "Also turn off Use a background service to install updates"; does ubuntu have such a service? is it a specific firefox update service? how could I turn it off? </blockquote> The "Use a background service to install updates" is only with Firefox '''on Windows'''. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-mozilla-maintenance-service ''shedfly [[#answer-1059497|said]]'' <blockquote> Under about:preferences#advanced -> Update. The only option is 'Automatically update Search Engines'. (I'm back at version 45 because that's whats in the ubuntu lts repo.) Under about:preferences#general There is no update option. </blockquote> Third-party builds like Firefox packages provided by a Linux distro do not get internal updates as Mozilla does not provide updates to Firefox builds it did not well build. Only the official builds from Mozilla (like [https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ these]) gets updates from Mozilla.

Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Just FYI the issue is solved:

sudo apt-mark hold firefox

Just FYI the issue is solved: sudo apt-mark hold firefox
FredMcD
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4250 izisombululo 59440 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily. Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.