During the latest update of the stable branch of Debian (Jessie) I noticed the selected package ‘firefox-esr’. After installing the update I got the following message:
The iceweasel package was replaced with the firefox-esr package.
Preferences under /etc/iceweasel/prefs will need to be copied manually to /etc/firefox-esr.
- Other customizations under /etc/iceweasel will need additional manual steps, through CCK2 or addons.
— Mike Hommey email@example.com Mon, 7 Mar 2016 07:45:02 +0900
Ok, this message took me by surprise. After using Debian and Iceweasel for several years I wondered what happened to the iceweasel package?
A quick google search told me that the Debian project finally switched back to Firefox. Mike Hommey, maintainer of the Iceweasel package wrote about the change on his blog.
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