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DaveMcC
March 10th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Hi all, I have been trying off and on, to upgrade this other older computer from FireFox 3 to FireFox better, The code I have been using works on MY computer which has Ubuntu ver 10.10 64bit but not on this one,
here is the code

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install firefox

I think it may work with ver 5 of Firefox but don't know how-to install

Dave :)

Edit
I have tryed it all at one go, also 1 line at a time.. As for the computer it's a P4 with X ram maybe 700mb's I will have to look

synaptix
March 10th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Have you tried running Update Manager when Firefox was installed? I believe latest Firefox (10.0.2) was pushed for everyone, even those without the stable PPA in sources list.

wolfen69
March 10th, 2012, 10:00 PM
It depends which version of ubuntu you're running. Are you sure the the ubuntu install in question is supported by the ppa?

DaveMcC
March 10th, 2012, 10:43 PM
It depends which version of ubuntu you're running. Are you sure the the ubuntu install in question is supported by the ppa?

ppa? don't know, Missed that bit, it's Ubuntu ver 9

Dave

ajgreeny
March 10th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 are no longer supported and there will be no packages found in the old repository addresses. Even if you tried the End-Of-Life repos you would still only get what you have already installed.

You should update your system to a supported version of ubuntu

DaveMcC
March 11th, 2012, 12:00 AM
You should update your system to a supported version of ubuntu

Why,? this ver is very very stable, has never ever fail over, had a wee nap or nothing and that is from the day I installed it

So why do I want to upgrade firefox, I hear you ask, its because a 3rd party plug-in is temperamental

Not every up-grade is grate, not even good, ms vista come to mind.. Ubuntu 11, some people, "me" just do not like so called smart phones or that gui, But I do like the look of ver 12

Dave

Wild Man
March 11th, 2012, 12:30 AM
Hi, the reason you should update to a newer version is for newer package support including security, with your version of ubuntu you are more likely to get a virus or hacked.
Thanks

NikTh
March 11th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Hi ,
All versions of Ubuntu are supported for 18 Months from the day of deliver. Except of LTS versions. (Long Term Support) they are supported for 3 years . Recently Canonical(mother of Ubuntu) decide that LTS versions will be supported for 5 years.
The latest LTS version of Ubuntu is 10.04. The End-Of-Life is April 2013.
Another LTS version will be release at 48 days from now. Ubuntu 12.04. Right now is on beta version.
Read here for more -- > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Thanks

Krytarik
March 11th, 2012, 01:04 AM
... the reason you should update to a newer version is for newer package support including security, with your version of ubuntu you are more likely to get a virus or hacked.
Plus, you'd have to install many apps by hand ... but hey, who am I talking to, starting a thread about being virtually unable to upgrade Firefox any higher than version 3?! ;-)

Regards.

Bobhuber
March 11th, 2012, 02:46 AM
Hi all, I have been trying off and on, to upgrade this other older computer from FireFox 3 to FireFox better,
Dave :)


Pick the one you want and manually install it.
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

DaveMcC
March 11th, 2012, 03:48 PM
I see where you are all coming from..
IMHO ver 11 of Ubuntu sucks, I really hate it, just like win8 "when it comes" is it going to be yet another vista, time will tell

Going back to Firefox 3 and Ubuntu 9 that it is running on.. all its ever used for is ****-book and u-tube

By the Way, I know a small business that is still running on DOS 6, beleive it or not, prints out all there bills 12 times a year, updates the income / billing every night 1 million turnover.

Not every body thinks the latests is the greatest

Bobhuber, thanks for the link, must try it and see if I can do the manual bit

Dave

ajgreeny
March 11th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Have you considered Xubuntu, Kubuntu or Lubuntu instead of Ubuntu 11.10, as it seems that the unity DE is the bit you don't like.

I would probably try Xubuntu first as it is the most like your old gnome system, it is easily configured to look just like gnome 2, if you wish, but is lower in resource usage. You can also, of course, add any applications from the repos, even if they do not come with the default Xubuntu system.