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Old 06-25-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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how do I install the new Firefow 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04?


I would like to try the new Firefox 3.5. I downloaded the package to my desktop. What do I do now?
 
Old 06-25-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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1. You can download it from the firefox site here:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox.../releasenotes/
2. Untar the bz2 file with the command:
Code:
tar jxvf firefox-3.5rc3.tar.bz2
3. Move the created folder to /opt
4. That's it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:36 PM   #3
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how do I install the new Firefow 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04?

I tryed your suggestion but I got the following:
tar: firefox-3.5rc3.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
I have the file on my desktop.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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Tommy-

You need to change to the Desktop directory:

Code:
cd /home/tommy/Desktop
or else you could simply access the file from the default terminal location (/home/tommy) like this:

Code:
tar jxvf /home/tommy/Desktop/firefox-3.5rc3.tar.bz2
Although, if I recall correctly, in Ubuntu you should be able to download a .deb file from the Firefox website and simply double click on the icon on your desktop and press the button labelled 'Install this package'
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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That's got it. Thank you very much for your help!
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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Isn't Firefox 3.5 in the Ubuntu repository?
 
Old 06-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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It is, but it always helps to know how to install from the command line methinks.

Your welcome tommy, glad we could help.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=
3. Move the created folder to /opt
4. That's it.
cheers,
jdk[/QUOTE]

I have the same problem except I am running Ubuntu 8.10.

I have the folder unziped from the tar.bz2 and it is called firefox. Now how do I install it? I tried to move it to the /opt folder but permission was denied.

Also someone said firefox 3.5 is in the Ubuntu repository but I can't find it.

Thanks for your help....

Bill
 
Old 07-02-2009, 10:57 AM   #9
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I have the same problem except I am running Ubuntu 8.10.

I have the folder unziped from the tar.bz2 and it is called firefox. Now how do I install it? I tried to move it to the /opt folder but permission was denied.

Also someone said firefox 3.5 is in the Ubuntu repository but I can't find it.

Thanks for your help....

Bill
When you move something outside of your home folder you need to do it as root or use sudo. You can then set a desktop shortcut pointing at /opt/firefox/firefox
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