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Old 11-02-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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How to upgrade firefox 1.5.0.7 to 2.0 ?


The PC is running 1.5.0.7 and I've downloaded 2.0 . What is the next step ?

I've tar -xvf [filename]


Thanks !
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:57 PM   #2
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I think if you go into that directory, you can just run ./firefox and it should start up.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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Should I install firefox 2.0 to a different directory ?or ths same directory as

1.5.0.7 ?

I notice that when I install it in a different directory, the java and flashplayer no longer work.

Is the problem solved if I install 2.0 and 1.5.0.7 in the same directory ?

Thank you
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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I would install to a different directory (I usually put stuff that didn't come from a package manager into the /opt directory). You'll probably have to manually symlink the new firefox to the java install directory and the flash directory.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 09:58 AM   #5
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I'm not entirely sure I HAD to do this, but I deleted all previous firefox directories before I downloaded and installed firefox 2.0. Things did start working after the delete and reinstall.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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I don't know how you guys did it, but I run Sabayon Linux right now. All I did was download the .tar file for 2.0, unzipped it and it created a new folder titled "firefox". I just went to a terminal, typed "whereis firefox" and it told me my executable (for my old version of firefox) was in /usr/bin. So, I went there, opened /usr/bin/firefox with kwrite, and I found this: "export MOZILLA_LIBDIR=/opt/firefox" So, I just went to /opt and cut and pasted the "firefox" folder for 1.5 to the desktop (in case something should go wrong)and cut and pasted the 2.0 folder with the same name ("firefox") to /opt. After I restarted KDE, everything worked perfectly (plugins and all!) under 2.0!
 
Old 11-12-2006, 08:07 PM   #7
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Untar the package to /usr/local and change the link for the browser to point to /usr/local/firefox/firefox. You can leave the old one or remove it with
rpm -e firefox
 
Old 11-12-2006, 08:11 PM   #8
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I don't think you should have deleted your old version. You most likely gonna loose all your settings and extensions, etc...
Have you thought about using Synaptic?
 
Old 11-13-2006, 08:18 AM   #9
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Guys,

Here's what I did for Fedora Core 5:

1.) Download the tarball
2.) Extract it to you Desktop
3.) Install: libstdc++.s0 from the install/remove software application
4.) Open a terminal in superuser
5.) Create a new directory
/usr/lib/firefox-2.0
6.) Move all the files to the new directory
7.) execute: ./firefox, this creates the new version of firefox


This created the new version of firefox. You should get new welcome screen.

I went back to the Desktop and selected the open browser icon and firefox-2.0 start up. I was also given a message the version 1.5.0.7 had been terminated and ask if I wanted to recover. Answer no, then it asks if you version 2.0 to be your default browser, answer yes.

I have my firefox-2.0 browser running after all of these steps were completed.

Ken
 
Old 11-13-2006, 08:51 AM   #10
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what really matter to me is that "is it possible to retain the flash plugin and java
plugin without reinstalling them ? "

Thank you !
 
Old 11-13-2006, 10:18 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wlaw
what really matter to me is that "is it possible to retain the flash plugin and java
plugin without reinstalling them ? "

Thank you !
My install kept my plugins, bookmarks, everything, as they are stored in a different place. The way that I intalled it, the only thing that changes are the files needed to run the application (I.e. NOT the bookmarks, plugins, etc). Everything worked flawlessly...
 
Old 11-13-2006, 10:52 AM   #12
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Move the contents of the old plugin directory to the new plugin directory before you execute the ./firefox in the new directory!
 
  


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