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I want to update to Firefox 22.214.171.124. I have Firefox 1.0.7 now.
sudo apt-get install firefox doesn't help. The Terminal says firefox is already the newest version.
So, I downloaded the Firefox 126.96.36.199 tar.gz file. I unpacked it and found a file named firefox. I clicked on it and a window opened up asking me if I want to run the file. I choosed yes, and Firefox started. That's good.
My question is: How can I create an icon to click on to start Firefox?
I have the Smeg Menu Editor installed. I tried to create a menu item for Firefox, but failed. I pointed the new menu item to the file firefox but got the message: Failed to execute child process "/home/thort/Firefox" (No such file or directory).
And also. Where is the proper place to place the Firefox? Now, I have copied it in my home directory. There must be a better place.
You can move firefox to /opt That is the place usually used for installed extra software.
You can create a symbolic link to the executable like:
ln -s /opt/firefox /usr/bin/firefox15
Then you can start it with the command "firefox15".
In gnome, you can create a menu entry for it by right clicking on "applications" and selecting "edit menus", and select File>New Entry and use the command "firefox15" (or whatever else you choose to use), give it a name as well. If you click the "No Icon" button, you can select an application icon.
First, download lastest firefox and move it to /opt , Then:
tar zxvf firefox-188.8.131.52.tar.gz
ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox-bin /opt/firefox/firefox15-bin
ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox15
Now, (in Gnome) right click on "Applications" select "Edit Menus", go to File>New Entry. Give a name like "Firefox15" and the command "firefox15". It will work. I just tried it myself. You may want to remove the old firefox and delete your .mozilla directory to avoid confusion between the two versions.
To my knowledge, firefox can be updated through the apt-get update command, which automatically uninstalls the old version and installs the new. As a matter of fact, I just did it about 10 minutes ago:
apt-get update firefox
Half an hour ago I was using 1.5.2. This is being written in 1.5.4-2.
Thanks to all of you for your willingness to help me!
I appreciate it.
What have I done? I followed Gethyn's advice and upgraded to Ubuntu 6.06.
Originally Posted by Gethyn
If you upgrade to Ubuntu 6.06, you can install a more recent version of Firefox via apt.
So this I have done. And it seems I succeded. Ubuntu started up whith just one failure message.
The upgrade took several hours using apt-get dist-upgrade. Before upgrading I updated my repositories and disabled the screensaver.
So, now I run Firefox 184.108.40.206 as I wanted. And I can start it from the menu.
I would like to say some words to you m_yates. Eventhough I didn't follow your suggestions all the way, you have learned me to install all extra software in the opt directory. And you have learned me about how to create a command for starting applications from the Terminal. Thanks.