firefox 220.127.116.11 - the firefox symlink opens 1.5 instead
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Well, I recently wanted 18.104.22.168, so instead of downloading the tar.gz from a website, I compiled my own. Everything went fine, I made the config file, built it, ran the installer option which creates a dist archive, in my case firefox-22.214.171.124.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz. Here's the problem. After extracting the files from the archive, I get a folder called firefox. This is typical with every firefox archive I've ever extracted. It always comes with a firefox symlink. When I run that, it opens up an occurance of firefox.... 1.5!!!! NOT 126.96.36.199! How do I get the system to run my newly compiled firefox? Are there things I should install?
Distribution: Usually Linux Mint, Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS
well, you could always try removing the old version (like, removing the package) and then retrying the new one, but I can't really think of any reason why it would see the other one if it's being run inside the new firefox directory etc etc, the two should be entirely separate. Best thing though, is to just let Firefox 1.5+ update itself. It now does regular auto-updates without you even having to lift a finger
I had problems with the my desktop and kicker icons too, so after searching on Google for ".desktop files" and reading about them, I edited the firefox.desktop file to point to the new firefox install location.