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Old 06-19-2011, 03:36 AM
Micah Gersten
Default Call For Testing: Natty Firefox users (or willing to install Natty in a VM)

On 06/17/2011 05:59 PM, Micah Gersten wrote:

We need Natty users to test our latest Firefox Upgrade!


Firefox 4 will not receive any more point releases, but rather
Firefox 5 is the security update for Firefox 4.0.1. Upstream
Mozilla has changed their release process and are using a rapid
release schedule.* We will be following this new release
schedule to continue to deliver a secure browsing experience to
our users.

Since Natty has Firefox 4, it will start this process
immediately. Lucid and Maverick which are on 3.6.x will be
transitioning to the new rapid release cycle once 3.6.x has
reached end of life.

Before releasing these updates to the public, we need testing of
the following packages:


We have published all these packages in a PPA [1], and, for
your convenience, have copied these updates to natty-proposed.*
You can either enable the Ubuntu Mozilla Security PPA
(instructions to follow) or natty-proposed.* Please keep in
mind, that natty-proposed might get you a lot of other extra
packages as well.

We need people running Natty in bare metal or a virtual
machine. If you are willing to help, here's what you can do:

Add the Ubuntu Mozilla Security PPA to your software sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa


enable natty-proposed

Then, you can either run update-manager or:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Since there are very few packages, we are tracking this
transition in bug 798484 [2].* I have added
verification-needed-* tags for each of the packages that need
testing.* If you find a bug, please file a new bug with all the
details, then, comment with the bug # and the affected package
name in the tracking bug [2].* If you see the
verification-needed-* tag for a specific package, feel free to
comment if you have tested the package and it works.* If you see
a verification-done-* tag for a specific package, there is no
need to comment that it works, but more testing is always
appreciated.*** If you see a verification-failed-* tag for a
specific package, please check if your bug has already been
filed, if not, please file one with all the details and comment
in the tracking bug with the bug # and the package name.

Feel free to subscribe to this bug [2] to follow the progress,
but be forewarned that you will probably get a lot of E-Mail
from it.

Please note, packages need to be tested to migrate to
natty-security and natty-updates.

Thanks to everyone in advance,


[1] https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa

[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798484

P.S.* The current final Firefox 5 build and moon are currently
finishing building on armel and will be copied to natty-proposed
over the weekend.* The other architectures' packages are available
in the Ubuntu Mozilla Security PPA.

Micah Gersten
Ubuntu Security Team

I want to apologize for leaving out this piece of information.* If
you're testing in natty-proposed everything is fine.* If you're
testing from the Ubuntu Mozilla Security PPA, anything that requires
a language pack will fail.* This is due to us switching to in source
Firefox language packs.* natty-proposed contains updated system
language packs which pull in the appropriate language pack from the
firefox source.

Thank you,


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