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Old 05-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
Bhakta Neal
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Cool How do I install Firefox 4, Kubuntu?


I use Kubuntu 10.04 in an AMD 64 bit desktop.

I have FF 3.6.17 running, and I want to upgrade to FF4.

I have searched LQ and Kub-forums and haven't found a thread that makes sense to me.

FF4 seems to not be found in the repository, but I did dl the FF4 .tar.bz2 file from firefox.com.

I guess I just don't know how to use the .tar.bz.

And if possible, I'd like to upgrade to FF4 without losing my bookmarks, add-ons and other custom settings.

Thank you.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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I guess I just don't know how to use the .tar.bz
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fi.../MozillaBuilds

Other page on Firefox

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion
 
Old 05-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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Both links go to the same page.

Anyway, It seems that it is not always safe to install FF via the websites download.
I should wait until it appears in the repository, yea?
 
Old 05-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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Hi

In linux the extension are merly informative, in this case the .tar.bz states that the file is a tar (kind of package) and the bz that it's compressed.

The command 'file' may help you finding out the filetype

Code:
:~/Documents$  file Configs.tar.bz2 
Configs.tar.bz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k
Now, to "use" the file you simply need to uncompress it, from the command line:

Code:
tar -xzf [filename.tar.bz]
This will create a new directory called [filename].
Enter this new directory and look for the README file, there you will find instructions to compile and install the package.

Normally you only have to execute ./configure -> Make -> Make-install.

Hope you find this useful
 
  


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