Reverting to non beta Firefox (stan)
mpmilestogo at gmail.com
Sun May 4 22:24:22 UTC 2008
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> Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 17:51:57 -0400
> From: stan <stanb at panix.com>
> Subject: Reverting to non beta Firefox
> To: Ubuntu Linux List <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Is it possible to go back to a non beta version of Firefox, once one has
> upgraded to 8.04? I am having some MAJOR issues with the beta version.
I just did this on a AMD64 and a thinkpad laptop. I had a few
interesting difficulties with libxul and missing dependencies after
removing firefox-3. Basically, could not get most of the plugins I use
to actually work with the beta and removing the beta removes bits and
pieces of things the remaining plugins need to work with firefox-2. I
could not get sun-java6-jre or the plugin to work at all until I copied
the actual plugin into the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory. There is
some kind of wrapper that gets installed in /usr/lib/xul something or
other which wants to find a library in /usr/lib/i386 which does not
exist on my system at all.
Short story. You can do it because i did it. A little persistence and
creativitiy will pay off; but the existing add-ins and extensions I like
to use will fail with the new .mozilla directories in the user's home.
I think its kinda messy and IMO the firefox 3 beta was not a very good
move on the part of Ubuntu. It does not offer any stability or use
cases and actually breaks all kinds of things because the add-ins and
extensions do not support the beta release yet.
Just removing the ff3 and installing ff2 is not enough since it appears
that lots of things were changed "under the hood" which means you have
to go digging around for fixes.
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