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Old 02-01-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Upgrade Firefox


Hi, I'm trying to upgrade Firefox on SuSE 10.1. I've never done this, so I'm a bit confused. The Mozilla website has a whole page devoted to installation instructions. But they seem to have forgotten to write the actual instructions. Unless it's as simple as just replacing the original Firefox folder with the new one? Just Copy and Paste?

It can't be that easy, can it?

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox...notes/#install
 
Old 02-01-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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For version 2.0 I just extracted to a directory in my home directory. Since the only user I just did that way. You can place in /usr/share/firefox2 this allows both old and new to remain. Just have to select the correct firefox file to start.

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Old 02-02-2007, 03:10 AM   #3
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Thanks. I just tried copying the new firefox folder to /usr/lib, to overwrite the old one. But, somehow I inadvertently removed my /usr/lib folder. I copied it back, but now the system won't boot.

This is now a major hassle because I probably need to reinstall everything. I really wish Linux would have a simple repair disk feature like Windows :-/
 
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Thanks. I just tried copying the new firefox folder to /usr/lib, to overwrite the old one. But, somehow I inadvertently removed my /usr/lib folder. I copied it back, but now the system won't boot.

This is now a major hassle because I probably need to reinstall everything. I really wish Linux would have a simple repair disk feature like Windows :-/

you can use ghost to bake linux disk, like you do on windows.
BTW, must choose disk not partition.

Fire fox & thunderbird needn't for install. create a launcher for boot it. and you must uninstall old version. then download flash plugins copy to you firefox fold.

good lucky!
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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You can place in /usr/share/firefox2 this allows both old and new to remain.
Ok, I reinstalled the whole system and I updated Firefox. Did it by renaming the old folder to usr/lib/firefox_old. The new version is simply called /usr/lib/firefox.

Only thing is that my Bookmarks are gone. Can I retrieve them from firefox_old?

Also, the desktop shortcut doesn't work; it only works when I click on the shell script. Can I reconnect the desktop shortcut somehow?
 
Old 02-02-2007, 03:20 PM   #6
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There must be some way to transfer my Bookmarks to the new Firefox installation. But how?
 
Old 02-02-2007, 04:05 PM   #7
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Your bookmarks would be in your /home/username/.mozilla/firefox. The new firefox should have used your existing firefox config and update extensions if any are needed.

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Old 02-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #8
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Brian, I archived the old Firefox and extracted the new one in its place. Should I have overwritten the old one instead?
 
Old 02-02-2007, 04:29 PM   #9
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I say keep the old one because it might have some files (plugins) that is used by Firefox 2. When you have extracted Firefox you can create a link to it on your desktop like this:

ln -s ~/dir/to/firefox/firefox /home/user/Desktop/

I think that should do it...All you need to do is run the 'firefox' file in the extracted directory, it will probably ask you if it should be your default browser etc.
 
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Thanks netstrider. That worked fine. Just wish I could get the nice original Firefox icon to work the same way. The properties dialog has two boxes. This is how I set them, however it doesn't work:

Command: firefox%u
Work Path: /usr/lib/firefox



Also, does anyone know how I can import my bookmarks from the old installation? Is there a config file that I can point to /home/user/.mozilla/firefox ???
 
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Also, does anyone know how I can import my bookmarks from the old installation? Is there a config file that I can point to /home/user/.mozilla/firefox ???
Figured it out.

Bookmarks-->Organize Bookmarks-->Import....

Navigate to /home/username/.mozilla/firefox


caveat: right-click on the file viewing window and chose "Show Hidden Files" or else you won't find ./mozilla

Then, I think I clicked on the profiles.ini file, but I can't remember for sure. Easy to figure-out though.
 
  


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