Firefox 2 on Dapper

Freddy Martinez freddymartinez9 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 16:43:39 GMT 2007


Here is some help: See the community documentation.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion
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"
> of
> > 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
> kubuntu
> 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
> makes
> it so stable.  It isn't fragile, it is particular about what it will let
> you
> 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
> system,
> leading to instability and unpredictability. Makes windows easier to use
> (n
> terms of installs), but much more unstable.
>
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