Installing Firefox 1.5
dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 08:36:07 UTC 2006
On 2/9/06, Stratos Laspas <stratos at laspas.gr> wrote:
> Hello there!
> I just used the Automatix script to install anything I wanted:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > I did this and it is working fine. I installed to /opt/firefox and
> > created a symlink to /opt/firefox/firefox in /usr/local/bin. I prefer
> > the /opt branch for self-contained programs, and /usr/local for programs
> > that spread their installations over the lib, share, etc. branches.
> > Among the things that make this easy is that the the version of Firefox
> > in the breezy repositories is named mozilla-firefox, while the 1.5
> > version from mozilla.com is named simply firefox which prevents
> > conflicts. The other nice thing is that 1.5 automatically imports all
> > of your user settings.
> > I am not sure if this is safe, so I can't really recommend it, but...
> > I initially extracted the .tar.gz to ~/temp/firefox, discovered that I
> > didn't have to "install" it, i.e. that the extraction created a self
> > contained working copy. When I decided that I preferred it and that
> > there were no conflicts, I moved it
> > sudo mv ~/temp/firefox /opt/
> > cd /usr/local/bin
> > sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox
> > If you use Thunderbird for mail and want it to open http/https links in
> > 1.5, use the Thunderbird extension about:config.
> > You can't remove the Ubuntu default version with apt-get remove as it
> > will break other apps that use its gecko engine.
> > Javier wrote:
> >> You can download the tar.gz file from firefox's web site. Then
> >> decompress it to a local folder (for example /urs/local/). You will
> >> need to install libstdc++5 (it's in the repo).
> >> On 2/9/06, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Just installed Kubuntu 5.10 but I've used Fedora for about a year. I
> >>> want to install Firefox 1.5 but get-apt has only 1.0.7. Is there an
> >>> alternative to downloading the rpm from getfirefox.com? For that
> >>> matter, how are rpm's in debian based systems? Should I get used to
> >>> something else?
> >>> Thanks in advance for assistance.
While this is certainly a great script, it does not install Firefox
1.5- it installs version 1.0.7 . I can't seem to find an up to date
page with the version numbers of the programs it installs.
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