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Using Debian Squeeze. I installed the esr version of Iceweasel from backports. I won't open sinse my last update. I am trying to reinstall it but got this error: root@Squeeze:~# ...
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    Want to reinstall from backports


    Using Debian Squeeze.
    I installed the esr version of Iceweasel from backports. I won't open sinse my last update. I am trying to reinstall it but got this error:
    root@Squeeze:~# aptitude -t squeeze-backports reinstall iceweasel
    The following packages will be REINSTALLED:
    iceweasel
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 102 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
    E: I wasn't able to locate file for the iceweasel package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
    E: I wasn't able to locate file for the iceweasel package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
    E: Internal error: couldn't generate list of packages to download
    This is my sources.list entry for backports
    deb Index of /debian-backports squeeze-backports main
    Not not familiar with the syntax of using aptitude to search directories like backports: searching for packages or reinstalling.

    Thanks for help in resolving this.

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    Hi

    Have you tried :

    apt-get remove iceweasel

    (wait a few seconds)
    then

    apt-get install iceweasel ?

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    I see that I'm late on this but you might want to backup your profile(s) too. /home/USER_NAME/.mozilla/firefox/FOLDERS

    Barrie

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