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Firefox 3.6 and Thunderbird 3.0 on Karmic

I regularly use Thunderbird 3.0 betas on my Karmic via the Ubuntu Daily Mozilla PPA. Unfortunately the PPA also contains snapshot builds of Firefox 3.5 and XulRunner 1.9.1, which I want to keep at their standard Ubuntu versions. To make apt-get upgradeing as painless as possible I am using package pinning to stop unwanted packages from other repositories to override the defaults.

I have added this to my /etc/apt/preferences file:
Dirty Code

Package: *
Pin: release o=Ubuntu,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: firefox-3.5
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: -10

Package: firefox-3.5-branding
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: -10

Package: firefox-3.5-gnome-support
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: -10

Package: firefox
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: -10

Package: firefox-gnome-support
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: -10

Package: xulrunner-1.9.1
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: -10

Package: xulrunner-1.9.1-gnome-support
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily,a=karmic
Pin-Priority: -10
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