firefox 3 rc3 install

Mike Adolf mlnx at
Thu Jun 12 22:09:29 UTC 2008

nik gare wrote:
> Mike Adolf wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I am having problems with Firefox as bundled with Ubuntu 8.04.  To fix I 
>> downloaded rc3, but can't figure how to install it.  I had expected a 
>> file, but their is none.  After un-taring, the directory 
>> contains all the .so files and firefox binary.  I can run it locally 
>> from the directory.  When I did, it ask me to accept the license. I 
>> would like to have it installed in /usr and all the .so in the right 
>> place.  I would be great if apt-get could also recognize that it is 
>> installed. Maybe I need to build my own .deb file--I hope not! Any 
>> ideas?  BTW, rc3 seems to fix the downloading problems I was having with 
>> Ubuntu version.
> Firefox 3 rc2 is available from the repos, just add this line to your 
> sources.list
> hardy main
> rc2 is I think the same as rc3 for the Linux version.
> Nik
I added this to sources.list and synaptic found firefox-3.1 and 
firefox-4.0. I installed 4.0, but it did not fix my download problem. 
The problem is when I open a link from thunderbird which contains a 
selection to download some file, firefox hangs on the download with a 
'connecting' or 'waiting' status. Even if I copy the link from 
thunderbird and paste it in firefox the same thing happens. UNLESS, I 
copy and paste the link to the firefox rc3 running from my local 
directory. In that case the download is immediate. I have no idea what 
is happening, but I will say that ubuntu 8.04 doesn't work as well as 
7.04 or 7.10.

Thanks for your help.

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