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pgeberlein@hotmail.com 08-31-2010 07:50 AM

Installing Mozilla Upgrade: firefox-3.6.8.tar.bz2
 
Downloaded the above file.

Also downloaded and installed an update to my existing Firefox
web browser, updating it from Version 2.0.0.7 to 2.0.0.11.

As predicted, Firefox now has a new security and stability update labeled 3.6.9, which I will download at my earliest opportunity.

Once that is done, I will try to install each upgrade as per the suggestions to date to upgrade my Mozilla Firefox web browser from version 2.0.0.11 to 3.6.9.

My hardware: ASUS Eee PC 4G (701)
My operating system: Linux - Debian Distro by Xandros

John VV 08-31-2010 07:54 AM

if the operating system on the ASUS Eee is "limpus light"
you don't , limpus light will not run the current firefox .At least with out some serious hacking

what IS the os on the laptop linux????? what ?????
Xandros ? if so use the package manager " Synaptic " to install the current version FOR that OS

also the firefox .tar.bz2 is THE SOURCE CODE and needs to be compiled
you can not "just" install it

craigevil 08-31-2010 09:42 AM

Asus Eees have Xandros, an ancient version of Debian based on Etch. I may be wrong but I doubt the current version of Firefox will even run on Etch.

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also the firefox .tar.bz2 is THE SOURCE CODE and needs to be compiled
you can not "just" install it
Not in the case of Firefox, Thunderbird, or Seamonkey.

Extract, and run.

Take a look at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-debian-2962/

ultimate_linux 08-31-2010 09:45 AM

no,don't install that 3.6.8,wait a week or two you will get 3.6.9
after installing 3.6.8,I was unable to open sites like youtube,sourceforge,linuxquestions etc.

PJYang2009 09-01-2010 01:38 AM

Severl days ago, i met the the same problem as you.
first you need to decompress the tar file:
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sudo tar -C /opt/ -xf firefox-3.6.8.tar.bz2
then you set up a soft link to firefox execute file
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sudo ln -sf firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

craigevil 09-01-2010 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ultimate_linux (Post 4083619)
no,don't install that 3.6.8,wait a week or two you will get 3.6.9
after installing 3.6.8,I was unable to open sites like youtube,sourceforge,linuxquestions etc.

I call BS, I have used 3.6.8 since it came out and I haven't had a single problem.

You can already get 3.6.9, but it hasn't been released.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.9) Gecko/20100824 Firefox/3.6.9

pgeberlein@hotmail.com 09-16-2010 04:47 PM

Upgrading Library: GTK+ 2.8 to GTK+ 2.10 or newer.
 
At the Terminal Shell Prompt, I have entered the following commands:

1) To decompress the *.tar file

sudo tar -C /opt/ -xf firefox-3.6.8.tar.bz2

2) To create a soft link to /opt/firefox/firefox

sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

so far, so good.

Next, I copied the soft link above to /home/user
and double-clicked on it to run the firefox application file.

A second Terminal Shell opens, and I get this error message:

"We're sorry, this application requires a version of the
GTK+ library that is not installed on your computer.

You have GTK+ 2.8.
This application requires GTK+ 2.10 or newer.

Please upgrade your GTK+ library if you wish to use
this application."

How do I upgrade my GTK+ library from 2.8 to 2.10 or newer?


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