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bensoliman
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how to revert to previous firefox install

Postby bensoliman » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:17 am

i installed firefox 4 in lmde using the steps here
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/421

how do i revert back to the previous firefox install?

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Re: how to revert to previous firefox install

Postby jeffreyC » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:32 pm

Delete the new Firefox and change the shortcut back to the old.
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Re: how to revert to previous firefox install

Postby bensoliman » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:23 pm

hi jeffreyC, thanks for the suggestion, here's how it went.
i deleted the folder /usr/loca/firefox4 and changed the shortcut command back to /opt/firefox/firefox %u but when i run it from mint menu it won't start. firefox 4 is already installed from synaptic in my lmde install but i can't get it to start. running firefox from terminal gives this output:

The program 'firefox' is currently not installed. To run 'firefox' please ask your administrator to install the package 'iceweasel'
firefox: command not found

i believe it has something to do with the symbolic link created in the community faq that i followed
is there a way to undo this? thanks again
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Re: how to revert to previous firefox install

Postby CiaW » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:38 pm

I believe you should just be able to remove the link by using rm. i.e.:
rm /usr/local/bin/firefox4

One thing you can try to see if it works before you remove the link (or after should be fine too...) is to open a terminal and type out the whole path to firefox, i.e. /opt/firefox/firefox

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Re: how to revert to previous firefox install

Postby bensoliman » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:52 am

hello CiaW
tried running in terminal and it gave me this:

$ /opt/firefox/firefox

(firefox-bin:3250): Bonobo-WARNING **: Bonobo must be initialized before use


then proceeded to run rm /usr/local/bin/firefox4 as super user
when I run firefox with the same command it would also give the same warning as above
any idea?
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