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Old 07-06-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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Firefox 3.5 - Cannot install


Hello everyone... I'm having this problem:

I installed FFox 3.5RC1 a few days ago

Now FF3.5 is out, system update asked me to update which i did... however when i fire up firefox from applications menu, FFox 3 is started instead.

And if i start FFox 3.5, I still get the RC version.

Any clue?

I use Ubuntu 8.10!
 
Old 07-06-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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Example Ubuntu 9.04 ( I guess, you have some 9.04
repo's included, else no firefox-3.5 AFAIK.)

ls -l /usr/bin/firefox*
/usr/bin/firefox -> firefox-3.0
/usr/bin/firefox-3.0 -> ../lib/firefox-3.0.9/firefox.sh
/usr/bin/firefox-3.5 -> ../lib/firefox-3.5/firefox.sh

And the launchers are still pointing to a command,
'firefox' . Suggest : edit the launcher and or
"Menu entry", Exec=firefox to firefox-3.5
or change the links in /usr/bin/ .
.....
I think, the reason for the issue is, that firefox-3.0.xx
is still installed. The result of the command ..
dpkg --get-selections | grep firefox
Code:
firefox                                         install
firefox-3.0                                     install
firefox-3.0-branding                            install
firefox-3.5                                     install
firefox-3.5-branding                            install

Last edited by knudfl; 07-06-2009 at 05:00 PM.
 
  


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