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

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Feb 21 21:27:24 UTC 2008

On 02/21/2008 04:51 AM, Kenneth Loafman wrote:
> I made the mistake of upgrading to Firefox 3 Beta on Hardy.  I 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

Download it an install it from Mozilla?

While these instructions are primarily for installing "new" versions of
FF, you should be able to modify to install 2x [note: do *not* just do a
general uninstall of your existing FF as it's likely to break other
things on your system]

Afterwards, you might find ubuntuzilla helpful:

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