firefox 3 rc3 install
mlnx at mho.com
Thu Jun 12 23:09:29 BST 2008
nik gare wrote:
> Mike Adolf wrote:
>> 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
>> configure.sh 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
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ubuntu hardy main
> rc2 is I think the same as rc3 for the Linux version.
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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