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Old 04-16-2006, 02:32 AM   #1
j_deb
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Get Firefox 1.5.0.2 on breezy


I created a package that installs the latest version of firefox with proper dependencies and a script that allows it to run without damaging the version included in breezy(1.0.7)

To install and run you need libstdc++5(This is a binary package from the original in mozilla.com)

You can get it here (With ads)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CDJWWBLN

Or here (No ads)
http://www.blaksaga.com/hosted/firefox-1.5.deb

To run you can either use the menu entry or type firefox-1.5 at the terminal or run dialog
 
Old 04-16-2006, 03:09 AM   #2
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I've created a script that installs libstdc++5 and downloads and installs Firefox 1.5.0.2 from Mozilla. It's not a .deb; it's a shell script.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/firefox
 
Old 04-16-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
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aysiu...

Your script looks like an automated versions of one of the tutorials i've seen...

My only concern is; how could that approach affect the rest of the system?

The script I added in the deb creates a profile in a diferent part of the user's $HOME directory and uses that for the preferences and extensions. Preferences are set with a reduced disk cache and a controlled memory cache by default to prevent the problem many people have with Firefox's memmory usage...

EDIT: Oh and btw... Did you also made a script to revert the changes?

Last edited by j_deb; 04-16-2006 at 07:46 AM.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 12:06 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by j_deb
aysiu...

Your script looks like an automated versions of one of the tutorials i've seen...
It is. It's an automated version of https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirefoxNewVersion

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My only concern is; how could that approach affect the rest of the system?
I'm not sure what you mean by that. The script essentially:

1. Makes sure the necessary components are installed (libstdc++5 and firefox 1.0.7)
2. Makes a backup of the user's Firefox profile
3. Downloads Firefox 1.5.0.2 from Mozilla
4. Untars it to a directory
5. Symlinks the launcher to /usr/bin while redirecting the old launcher
6. Symlinks the plugins

Quote:
The script I added in the deb creates a profile in a diferent part of the user's $HOME directory and uses that for the preferences and extensions. Preferences are set with a reduced disk cache and a controlled memory cache by default to prevent the problem many people have with Firefox's memmory usage...
That's cool, but that's not what most people are asking for when they want 1.5.0.2 in Breezy. They just want an updated Firefox. I mean, you could probably give them Firefox with the Adblock extension, too, but not everyone wants Adblock.

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EDIT: Oh and btw... Did you also made a script to revert the changes?
Yes, if you follow the link, it's at the bottom of the page.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 01:18 PM   #5
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All I did was follow the Firefox 1.5.0.1 wikki and all is well considering the upgrade to 1.5.0.2.

Quite easy to be honest.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:02 PM   #6
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Hi All,

I've just upgraded to firefox 1.5.0.2 using aysiu's shell script. Went off without a hitch and I've experienced no problems. Now I'd like to upgrade thunderbird. Any nifty scripts for that?

Cheers,

ab
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:42 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aquaboot
I've just upgraded to firefox 1.5.0.2 using aysiu's shell script. Went off without a hitch and I've experienced no problems. Now I'd like to upgrade thunderbird. Any nifty scripts for that?
Glad the script worked out for you.

Someone on the Ubuntu Forums wrote a similar Thunderbird script, but I haven't tried it myself. It should probably be fine. I just can't vouch for it based on personal experience.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 06:02 AM   #8
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Thank you aysiu,

That installer script worked like a charm. Installing the latest Firefox was starting to do my head in, as whatever I did nothing would work for some reason.

Uninstalled all references to Firefox & ran the script, it downloaded 1.0.7 then 1.5.0.2 all cleanly installed & running smoothly.

Thankfully 1.5 has the auto updater in so should not have to go through this hastle again.

I liked this one so much I have linked to it from my own web site.

Last edited by Myrddins Druid; 04-19-2006 at 06:23 AM.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 03:36 PM   #9
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Scirpt works great if you remember to run it from root .

I forgot to sudo it and it broke my firefox. I simply re-ran it as root and the upgrade worked great. Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 06:17 PM   #10
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Scirpt works great if you remember to run it from root .

I forgot to sudo it and it broke my firefox. I simply re-ran it as root and the upgrade worked great. Thanks a bunch.
Actually, quite to the contrary, it should not be run as root. If you do
Code:
sudo ./installnewfirefox.sh
instead of
Code:
./installnewfirefox
then your backup directory will be owned by root instead of your user.

It is important, however, to install it with a user who has sudo (admin) privileges, as the script will use the sudo command quite often.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 01:00 AM   #11
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Anyone else notice this update breaks links? Creating a launcher as a link no longer launches firefox and clicking links in my email does nothing.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 06:53 PM   #12
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AMD64 versions

Now does anyone have a version of either of these scripts that supports AMD64 architecture?
 
Old 04-21-2006, 09:30 PM   #13
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Now does anyone have a version of either of these scripts that supports AMD64 architecture?
If you can point me to a Firefox 1.5.0.2 AMD64 build .tar.gz, I can modify the script appropriately...
 
Old 04-24-2006, 03:30 PM   #14
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Nice one :thup:
 
Old 04-28-2006, 05:59 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aysiu
If you can point me to a Firefox 1.5.0.2 AMD64 build .tar.gz, I can modify the script appropriately...
getswiftfox.com/tr-ath64.htm
 
  


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