*nix Thread, firefox 3.5 trouble upgrading in Technical; i grabbed the tarball from getfirefox.com how do I use it to upgrade? The upgrade option is greyed out from ...
2nd July 2009, 03:43 PM #1
firefox 3.5 trouble upgrading
i grabbed the tarball from getfirefox.com how do I use it to upgrade? The upgrade option is greyed out from within firefox so cant seem to do it that way, and the ubuntu software upgrade system doesnt mark it as an available upgrade.. The README just points back to the getfirefox page ...
2nd July 2009, 03:58 PM #2
For now, I would unpack the archive into your home directory and run it manually with the firefox-bin executable. Create a desktop link to that if you want to adopt it most of the time. That way, when it gets published through your package system (you're still gentoo-ing, right?) you won't have to do any fiddling with cleaning it back up or anything.
Edit: just read your OP again. For Ubuntu, there might already be a package available through the Personal Package Archives system, but there's no guarantees about its quality. Go with the above for safety.
2nd July 2009, 04:03 PM #3
yeh, I use ubuntu for my laptop just for the ease of compatability with all the hardware. Gentoo all the way on the servers though.
Ill give that a try, cheers
2nd July 2009, 04:10 PM #4
Gentoo's already done
2nd July 2009, 04:15 PM #5
dont have a gui on my gentoo machines ;p
Always been tempted to try gentoo out on this laptop, but I still struggle when it comes to kernel upgrades, and ubuntu handles them so easily ive just never bothered.
2nd July 2009, 04:29 PM #6
but its right there in the same folder.
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libxul.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
no worries ill just wait for ubuntu to packge it up
2nd July 2009, 04:33 PM #7
2nd July 2009, 04:48 PM #8
thats the RC aka shiretoko ... Ive already followed those instructions and ended up with the beta installed
2nd July 2009, 04:54 PM #9
ive tried those instructions and i didnt end up with anything installed
2nd July 2009, 04:56 PM #10
If you just apt-get install firefox-3.5 you end up with beta4 but you need to fix the symlink yourself from firefox-3.0 to firefox-3.5.
Easier to just wait until someone gets around to releasing it.
2nd July 2009, 04:59 PM #11
yeh I will just do that. They must all be on summer holidays just now
Originally Posted by kmount
2nd July 2009, 05:01 PM #12
Theres ubuntuzilla - but I couldnt get that working either
SourceForge.net: ubuntuzilla home
2nd July 2009, 05:02 PM #13
If it's anything like Gentoo it was packaged up on release day but not unmasked (if it even has yet..) until its proven stable.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
2nd July 2009, 06:33 PM #14
Don't know about Ubuntu, but in the Debian world the maintianer has packaged it up with xulrunner and started some preliminary testing, but it's not ready for uploading to unstable yet. I expect Ubuntu will be the same, especially if they're waiting for us.
Thanks to powdarrmonkey from:
RabbieBurns (2nd July 2009)
2nd July 2009, 06:42 PM #15
No problems, no rush really. I never thought of all the behind the scenes effort that goes into it.
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