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omnibot
June 5th, 2008, 05:32 PM
so i thought i'd try downloading the new release of Firefox today.

i downloaded the .tar.gz2 file which i extracted to my desktop

so i have a folder named Firefox on my desktop that i don't know what to do with.

was I supposed to extract this somewhere else?

peakshysteria
June 5th, 2008, 05:33 PM
The new version? What version is that?

omnibot
June 5th, 2008, 05:37 PM
FF3 release candidate 2

SunnyRabbiera
June 5th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Well in linux you typically dont install things like you do in windows, but if you want to replace the firefox 3 pre installed with your system with this in your system you can do it "the hard way"
I suggest if you really really want to try firefox 3 RC2 out you can open a terminal and type in gksudo nautilus
and make your way to usr/lib/mozilla, but be careful dont replace the plugins folder.
But Really its best if you wait, the repositories will have the official version of firefox 3 when it comes out, that has been confirmed.
Please use this guide:
here (http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/)
for further reading

Paqman
June 5th, 2008, 05:46 PM
What's inside that .tar.bz file? Unless it's a .deb I wouldn't advise installing it. Compiling it will mean you'll miss out on all future browser updates released through the repos. Not a good idea.

SunnyRabbiera
June 5th, 2008, 05:52 PM
What's inside that .tar.bz file? Unless it's a .deb I wouldn't advise installing it. Compiling it will mean you'll miss out on all future browser updates released through the repos. Not a good idea.

well the firefox 3 tar for linux is not a source code version, it has all the binaries inside of it.
But like you I would not reccomend it, besides its still a release candidate and not the final release... that will come in time if one has patience.

omnibot
June 5th, 2008, 05:56 PM
yeah ok, i see what you're saying. thanks :)

peakshysteria
June 5th, 2008, 05:56 PM
I don't advice it either. But you can use this howto:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-firefox-3-rc1-in-ubuntu-hardy.html
It says rc1 but it is rc2.

SunnyRabbiera
June 5th, 2008, 05:58 PM
yeah ok, i see what you're saying. thanks :)

Well i can appreciate the matter that some folks like to try alpha/beta/RC versions of software, but its often best to stay with the repositories unless its necessary.

Paqman
June 5th, 2008, 05:58 PM
I don't advice it either. But you can use this howto:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-firefox-3-rc1-in-ubuntu-hardy.html
It says rc1 but it is rc2.

Ah, nice. Somebody's gone to the trouble of packaging it up. Isn't Ubuntu great!

peakshysteria
June 5th, 2008, 06:08 PM
If you made it, tell us how it went and how FF3RC2 is performing please :)