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Join Date: Mar 2009
Firefox 3.5 for Ubuntu - 08-15-2009, 12:39 AM
I found this link on Overclockers.com & it installed on my Mini 9 without taking up amy more space too. How to Easily Upgrade your Firefox to 3.5 (and future version) in Ubuntu - Make Tech Easier
The instructions say to run ubntuzilla.py, I had to add -b at the end as I only have the 4 gb ssd & no space for a backup. It seems to work fine & will update as Firefox releases future updates.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
08-15-2009, 01:31 AM
sudo aptitude update
If I dist-upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 with firefox-3.5 installed, will 9.10 automagically update the package to the standard Firefox in the 9.10 repos? Or will it be ignored as a legacy package?
Edit: I ask because I just replaced an uber-hacked ultra upgraded version of 7.04/7.10/8.04/8.10 with a clean install of 9.04 on a brand new hdd. My previous install was a mess of my own making with trying to hack nvidia drivers, smart card readers, kernel optimizations, and a whole slew of make make installs of stuff that's now in the repos. It runs like new and I am going to experiment with sticking to the repos themselves this time around.
Join Date: Jul 2009
08-15-2009, 04:22 PM
Yup, you can install 3.5 from the repositories.
New software versions go through a verification process making sure everything is compatible, fixing any security problems, etc. However, you can still install it. It does show up as Shiretoko (the projects codename before released).
Official instructions for multiple methods: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion
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