Ubuntu 8.04: Migrating to Firefox 2.0.0.x from Firefox 3 Beta

Ioannis Vranos ivranos at freemail.gr
Fri Apr 25 15:00:25 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 17:03 +0300, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> OS: Ubuntu 8.04
>> How to migrate to stable firefox 2.0.0.x from firefox 3 Beta, until
>> firefox 3 final becomes available.
> It's very nice of you to provide a summary.
>> 1. Run System::Administration::Software Sources.
>> 2. i) Run System::Administration::Synaptic Package Manager.
>>    ii) Press the Search button and type firefox.
>>    iii) By selecting the "Mark for complete removal" boxes, uninstall
>>    the "firefox", "firefox-3.0" and its dependencies packages.
> We have discussed this in another thread. WHY do you recommend to remove
> FF2 when there is no real reason to do so? Or, if there is, please point
> to the relevant issues (ideally, bug reports)
>>    iv) Install "firefox-2" and "firefox-2-gnome-support" packages.
>> 3. Delete the .mozilla directory under your home directory (in my case
>> /home/john). If you are using nautilus, activate the View::Show Hidden
>> Files menu item, to do this.
> It usually IS possible to keep the old FF2 profile. By removing it
> prevent FF3 from carrying over the old settings. I see no point in doing
> so. One can still try that after it turns out that for some (rare)
> reason there is an issue with the old profile.

The text is about removing the Firefox 3 Beta and installing Firefox 2
stable, and not the opposite as it looks like you think in your message.

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