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beetlejuice_masterson
June 30th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Hey -
Super excited about the release of FF 3.5. The download on their site is a .tar.bz2 and inside is a directory with a lot of files in it. I'm new to installing software without using apt-get, has anyone installed FF 3.5 and could help me out w/ how it's done?

BTW: running 8.10x64

Thanks

mike555
June 30th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Until Ubuntu puts out the "offical" update you can just put that folder somewhere , like in your user folder , open it and click on the icon that says "Firefox" and run it ......

I have a fix for no close button on the last tab if anyone is interested ...

cariboo
June 30th, 2009, 06:20 PM
3.5b4 has been in the Jaunty repositories since it's release, install it and wait a couple of days for the repositories to be updated to the 3.5 release.

heyyy
June 30th, 2009, 08:32 PM
3.5b4 has been in the Jaunty repositories since it's release, install it and wait a couple of days for the repositories to be updated to the 3.5 release.

could you point me exactly where(im kind of new to linux) i can install it
and how to have the latest updates?

gjoellee
June 30th, 2009, 08:37 PM
could you point me exactly where(im kind of new to linux) i can install it
and how to have the latest updates?

You can find Synaptic Package Manager in the menu,open it and search for "firefox". Then lok at the version number and you should find firefox 3.5 quite quickly. Then right click on the package you want to install and select "Mark for installation". Then find the "Apply" button on the top of the window.

It is shown on this page: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading
You just won't get the upgrade button.

heyyy
June 30th, 2009, 08:46 PM
You can find Synaptic Package Manager in the menu,open it and search for "firefox". Then lok at the version number and you should find firefox 3.5 quite quickly. Then right click on the package you want to install and select "Mark for installation". Then find the "Apply" button on the top of the window.

It is shown on this page: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading
You just won't get the upgrade button.

so that means that i'll have version 3.5 but i wont be able to have further notifications for upgrades?

lovinglinux
July 1st, 2009, 02:35 AM
For instructions on how to install Firefox 3.5 or upgrade the 3.0.11 version, check the Firefox Alternatives & Newer Versions section of the Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1193567).

For a list of other threads talking about the same subject, visit http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1200781

heyyy
July 1st, 2009, 12:32 PM
after some research i did on my own in order to install it from the official repositories ifound two solutions:

1)


sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"


and then add the Launchpad PPA GPG key:


sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 247510BE

2)

Copy the lines below and add them to your system's software sources.


deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main



and then add the pgp key: 1024R/247510BE

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probably all these are simple and the same thing but i want to make sure this is the right thing to do ..so?

heyyy
July 1st, 2009, 01:04 PM
i was looking on synaptic and found a lot of packages with this descriptions:
dummy upgrade package for firefox-3.1 -> firefox-3.5

could someone explain this to me a bit further

carml
July 1st, 2009, 01:10 PM
As fas as I know the dummy packages are used for compatibility or as servant to others packages.

shailendra
July 1st, 2009, 01:20 PM
The simplest way would be to enable the auto upgrade feature in Firefox. It will prompt you to download and upgrade to the new version. Synaptic Manager shall do the rest.

SJChip
July 1st, 2009, 06:11 PM
It was like two clicks! Help->About->Check for updates. It downloaded it and everything. Had to restart Firefox, though.

Oh, wait. That was for Windows XP. Sorry. Still can't find a Ubunty Hardy update yet. I guess a few months shouldn't matter. Opera is pretty good too.

cariboo
July 1st, 2009, 07:33 PM
Firefox will not be upgraded, as it is an LTS version, and the only updates will be for security. You can setup the ppa's in heyyy's post to get the newer version.

alexcckll
July 1st, 2009, 08:13 PM
Firefox will not be upgraded, as it is an LTS version, and the only updates will be for security. You can setup the ppa's in heyyy's post to get the newer version.
Umm- so am I to understand that this is the equivalent of OpenOffice 3 in that respect? us LTS-LTS users will get it (or the then-stable version) next October?

kansasnoob
July 1st, 2009, 09:32 PM
Firefox 3.5 became available yesterday using Ubuntuzilla:

http://ubuntuzilla.wiki.sourceforge.net/

Worked fine for me in Hardy, Jaunty, and Mint Gloria.

lovinglinux
July 1st, 2009, 09:42 PM
Firefox 3.5 became available yesterday using Ubuntuzilla:

http://ubuntuzilla.wiki.sourceforge.net/

Worked fine for me in Hardy, Jaunty, and Mint Gloria.

It worked for me too. Additionally, the semi-official ubuntu-mozilla-daily (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion) PPA repository also worked. So I don't know which one to recommend :). Nevertheless, I decided to compile Firefox myself and got 30% performance boost ;)

Check my benchmarks:

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=119664&stc=1&d=1246476466


Note: Firefox 3.5 optimized is the official final version from Mozilla, compiled from source with optimization flags.

heyyy
July 2nd, 2009, 01:39 AM
The simplest way would be to enable the auto upgrade feature in Firefox. It will prompt you to download and upgrade to the new version. Synaptic Manager shall do the rest.

...and how exactly am i going to do that?

steveneddy
July 2nd, 2009, 02:18 AM
I am on Hardy (an LTS) and just installed the ppa then apt-get install

it's very easy and keeps it up to date

treesurf
July 2nd, 2009, 02:29 AM
I'm a little confused. Firefox 3.5 is now in the Jaunty repos. If I install this will it politely replace my old Firefox install while still preserving all of my prefs, bookmarks, etc? Or will it install it side by side with the old version?

lovinglinux
July 2nd, 2009, 03:00 AM
I'm a little confused. Firefox 3.5 is now in the Jaunty repos. If I install this will it politely replace my old Firefox install while still preserving all of my prefs, bookmarks, etc? Or will it install it side by side with the old version?

Side-by-side, but it will copy your profiles to ~/.mozilla/firefox-3.5, so you will be able to use your settings on both. Further modifications on a profile using FF 3.5 will not be saved on profiles using FF 3.

treesurf
July 2nd, 2009, 03:01 AM
Excellent. Thank you.

pickarooney
July 20th, 2009, 06:19 PM
I just installed ff 3.5 from the repos and it's identifying itself as shiretoko instead of firefox. Is this normal?

Garyhans
July 20th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Yes. By having a different name you can run the ealier FF side by side.

lovinglinux
July 21st, 2009, 01:15 PM
I just installed ff 3.5 from the repos and it's identifying itself as shiretoko instead of firefox. Is this normal?

Yes. Look explanation at http://www.asoftsite.org/s9y/archives/161-FAQ-Why-is-my-firefox-3.5-still-called-Shiretoko.html

pickarooney
July 21st, 2009, 06:48 PM
OK, I'll wat for karmic koala and just pick it up then; I don't see the need for two firefoxes.

bbrg548
July 22nd, 2009, 05:24 AM
I've had the Ubuntuzilla setup for a while now, so I can run the 32 bit version of Firefox so Flash actually works (mostly) right. After I used "gksudo firefox" to run an upgrade from 3.0.11 to 3.5, Firefox wouldn't work. If I try to run "firefox" from the command line, I get:


/opt/firefox/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

If I run "firefox-3.0", I get the 64 bit version of 3.0.11, but Flash, YouTube, etc. don't work anymore (probably because it's 64 bit).

I've checked my /usr/lib/ directory, and libdbus-glib-1.so.2 is there (although it's a link to "libdbus-glib-1.so.2.1.0.bak" in the same directory).

Help?