[hardy] How Do You Get Back to Firefox 2?

Kenneth Loafman kenneth at loafman.com
Thu Feb 21 19:17:08 UTC 2008

What I just now found was that when I swapped from 'Custom' back to
'Firefox' the links are now being launched.  On my system (a Hardy
upgraded from Gutsy), /usr/bin/firefox links to firefox-3.0 which links
to /usr/lib/firefox-3.0b3/firefox.sh.  I'm guessing the upgrade may have
done something different than an original install.  The path you gave
does not exist on my system.


Matthew Nicholson wrote:
> You should be able to launch URL's from any application just fine in
> Firefox 3. Check System->Preferences->Preferred Applications, set Web
> Browser to Custom, and use '/usr/lib/firefox-3.0b3/firefox "%s" ' for
> the command (this is assuming you have the Firefox3 beta from the Hardy
> repos, and not a manual install of it.)
> Matt
> On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 12:29 -0600, Kenneth Loafman wrote:
>> I made the mistake of upgrading to Firefox 3 Beta on Hardy.  It has many
>> many problems, but the main one is that you can't launch a URL from
>> Thunderbird, or elsewhere.  You have to copy&paste the URL into the
>> browser windows.  [ Are AOL folks having their revenge?  ;-) ]
>> Long story short, its too time consuming to 'test' this until this
>> particular *critical* bug is fixed, so I want to regress Firefox back to
>> version 2 so I have my clickable URLs that work.
>> I think that including the Gutsy repository may be the way, but I'm afraid
>> it will break something else in the process.  Has anyone done this?  If
>> so, could you document how?
>> Or is there a Firefox 2 package in Hardy that I'm just not seeing?
>> ...Thanks,
>> ...Ken

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