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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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

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    Gentoo's already done

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    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.

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    Code:
    robert@rubuntu:~/firefox$ ./firefox-bin 
    ./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libxul.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    but its right there in the same folder.

    no worries ill just wait for ubuntu to packge it up

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    thats the RC aka shiretoko ... Ive already followed those instructions and ended up with the beta installed

    Thanks though

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    ive tried those instructions and i didnt end up with anything installed

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    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.
    yeh I will just do that. They must all be on summer holidays just now

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    Theres ubuntuzilla - but I couldnt get that working either

    SourceForge.net: ubuntuzilla home

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    yeh I will just do that. They must all be on summer holidays just now
    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.

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    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.

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    No problems, no rush really. I never thought of all the behind the scenes effort that goes into it.

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