[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to FF3.5 in Ubuntu
jakewc2 at sky.com
Fri Jul 10 03:56:44 BST 2009
Daniel Drummond wrote:
> John Matthews wrote:
>> Well, it might be because I am just not used to Ubuntu enough or understand it enough, but I am thinking along the the same lines as Windows, when you update FF it automatically updates to the next Version, and keeps your profile. I tried on my netbook, and it didnt update to 3.5, it installed a separate version, and didnt include my profile and the addons box would not show the addons, it said could not load addons. That was recommended or installed addons. So, I now have two versions of FF on my netbook, and I dont want that on my netbook or laptop. How come it doesnt update to 3.5, but keeps it as a separate version?
>> If I uninstall 3.0.11, I will loose my profile on there, how do I keep the profile and transfer. It seems a bit confusing to me. Sorry.
> I don't think Firefox 3.5 is meant to replace Firefox 3 in Jaunty. Last
> time I checked Firefox 3.5 in Jaunty was also a beta.
> I am running Karmic and I have installed 3.5 from the repositories,
> alongside 3 as you said, but I have left 3 on there, and just changed
> the /usr/bin/firefox symlink to point to /usr/bin/firefox-3.5. The menu
> button then runs Firefox 3.5 when you click on it.
> Add-ons may need re-releasing by the original authors to be compatible
> with 3.5. As with any new firefox release it takes a little while for
> the add-on authors to get them sorted.
> I'm not sure what you mean by profile. I presume you mean Bookmarks,
> History and Saved Passwords. Mine just followed me over.
Hi thank you for your message.
Um, isnt FF3.5 final release now, I thought I saw it on the internet
they were saying it was final release and if you look in windows it
doesnt have beta after it. I'm not sure about that though.
As far as profile, that is basically your profile, it brings over
everything. The addons thing, if you open addons, it opens a box, and
the first page has Recommended addons and then you have links at the top
for your addons you have installed, and themes etc. Well, in the
Recommended bit, it loads recommended addons, but in mine that wont
load, it says unable to load addons. That's what I meant.
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