[ubuntu-uk] I installed Firefox 3.5, but...

Dave Walker DaveWalker at ubuntu.com
Sun Jul 5 17:24:33 BST 2009

Paul Webster wrote:
> Hi. I installed Firefox 3.5 using Synapitic. All went well. However, Firefox
> hasn't noticed any change and still loads as 3.0.11.
> Any thoughts?
Hi Paul,

This is because both the stable (for your Ubuntu release), and 3.5 are
now both installed.  One way to fix it for all users on your system is
to change the "symlink" for firefox:

/usr/bin/firefox is currently pointing (like a shortcut) to

To change this to 3.5:
$ sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 /usr/bin/firefox
(on the command line)

If you want to change it back:
$ sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/firefox-3.0 /usr/bin/firefox

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

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