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How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby aelfinn on Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:22 am

Sorry for the noobish question, but how would I go about installing Firefox 3.5 rc2?
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2?

Postby richyrich on Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:35 am

Hi aelfinn,
What instructions does the Firefox website give?

regards, Richard

ps: your username, circle of time? Robert Jordan?
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2?

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:54 am

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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2?

Postby aelfinn on Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:56 am

richyrich wrote:What instructions does the Firefox website give?

It gives manual install instructions for ubuntu, but they don't work for me. :-/

richyrich wrote:ps: your username, circle of time? Robert Jordan?

The Wheel of Time, yes. :)
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2?

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:00 am

Hi, and Welcome to Linux Mint. This repo is the go-to one for the latest development mozilla packages: https://launchpad.net/~fta/+archive/ppa
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2?

Postby richyrich on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:01 am

Looks like proxima_centauri has your answer.

Sorry, yes, the Wheel of Time . . . I think I've re-read the series . . .well too many times to count! :shock:
One of my ALL TIME favourites. I think I was getting mixed up with the Circle of Ourobouros.

regards, Richard

EDIT: Ooops, emorrp1 also has you covered. (posting at the same time) :D
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2?

Postby aelfinn on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:17 am

proxima_centauri wrote:Check this out -----> http://ubuntumanual.org/posts/183/insta ... epid-hardy

Thanks a lot! :)
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2?

Postby aelfinn on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:21 am

richyrich wrote:Wheel of Time ... One of my ALL TIME favourites.

Yup, looking forward to number 12. :)
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby afraca on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:38 am

Am I being retarded? ..... When trying to add the repositories to the sources.list file I keep getting access denied....... Disabling mint-update didn't helped. Manual adding through synaptic package manager says I have to specify a distribution, but what would I have to fill in?
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:27 am

/etc/apt/sources/list is a root owned file. To make changes to it you need to
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list

Add the full repo line to the bottom of the list, i.e.,
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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby afraca on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:58 am

Argh, moment of posting I was just trying that (but with wrong syntax, relatively new to Linux.... ) . Adding to repositories worked like a charm, added key, but still no auto-update.... When looking in package manager there are some packages with firefox 3.5 in title, but I have a strong feeling it can be detected and done automatic.
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:07 pm

Once you refresh the package list you should see a firefox-3.5 package.
Alternatively you can install it in terminal with
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sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox-3.5
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:04 pm

proxima centauri,

You typed
sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list

Shouldn't it be
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 sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:15 pm

Aging Technogeek wrote:Shouldn't it be
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 sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

keep going, it should be:
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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

but since the OP has managed to add the repo line, it's a bit moot.
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:20 pm

One more thing.. Installing Firefox 3.5 does not remove any older versions. You must uninstall Firefox 3.0.1( or whatever your old version is) or your system will revert to the old version the first time you restart.

3.5 is so much faster than 3.0.1 that the reversion will be obvious.
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Re: How to install Firefox 3.5 rc2? [solved]

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:39 pm

Aging Technogeek wrote:proxima centauri,

You typed
sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list

Shouldn't it be
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 sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Yes,
Quite often I'm auto-tab handicapped. :)
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