edgy: firefox/epiphany ssl issues
geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
Fri Sep 15 21:08:43 UTC 2006
Justin Kelly wrote:
> Thanks Constantine
> tried your suggestions but it didnt work,
> so i re-enabled the dapper repo uninstalled firefox/epiphany and then
> installed the dapper versions of both
> not the best option - was looking forward to using firefox 'bon echo'
> but at least i can use the internet now :)
> thanks for you help
Actually Bon Echo (Firefox 2.1 Beta 1) is rather buggy. Beta 2 is much
better. And you can easily experience it now.
I'm the only user on my box so I just installed it in a subdirectory of
I've got a "bin" directory for local installs of tarballed apps.
I had Firefox 2 Beta 2 running as I wrote this.
So you might try my method.:
$ mkdir bin
$ cd bin/
$ tar xzvf firefox-2.0b2.tar.gz
$ rm firefox-2.0b2.tar.gz
$ cd firefox
To be safe create, a new profile to use with this and leave the previous
profile to use with the Ubuntu version.
$ ./firefox -ProfileManager
Click the "Create Profile" button and take it from there.
I later copied all my stuff from my old profile into the new one once I
got the new one up and running.
You'll need your plugins from the original Ubuntu Firefox Installation.
You can copy them to your ~/bin/firefox/plugins directory or do what I
did. Add a symlink to the previously existing plugins directory.
$ cd ~/bin/firefox
$ rm -rf plugins
$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/firefox/plugins/ /home/<user
On a semi-related note, I highly recommend the Google Browser Sync
extension. This is one of many situations it can come in handy for.
I'm constantly playing around in situations like the above and I have 6
different Operating Systems. It comes in handy. :-)
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