Firefox 2 on Dapper
freddymartinez9 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 16:43:39 GMT 2007
Here is some help: See the community documentation.
It works great.
On 1/16/07, Art Alexion <art.alexion at verizon.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 January 2007 10:18, Donn wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have been wondering about this for a while, thought I would ask.
> > A friend of mine still runs Windows 95. He just installed Firefox 2.0the
> > other day and it works. No problem.
> > I'm here on Kubuntu Dapper and there's no FF 2.0 in the repos? Why?
> > I downloaded it and can run it, but it mucks-up my extensions, chokes on
> > plugins and crashes randomly.
> > What is it about Linux that makes it so fragile about the "generation"
> > software it can/cannot run? What am I not getting?
> Two thoughts:
> First, I installed FF 1.5 in /opt when kubuntu was sill on a much older
> version. Ran fine. Just had to replace the symlink in the path. It also
> fixed the autoupdate features built into FF that were disabled with a
> root install. Did you try to install FF 2 in the /usr branch?
> Second. I think what makes Linux so fussy about upgrades is part of what
> it so stable. It isn't fragile, it is particular about what it will let
> install. Another factor is dependencies. When a Linux app needs a
> particular lib version, it makes it known and requires you install it.
> Windows apps just include another version of the DLL in the install. This
> leaves multiple and conflicting versions of particular DLLs on your
> leading to instability and unpredictability. Makes windows easier to use
> terms of installs), but much more unstable.
> Art Alexion
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