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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    okay I did this:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    and it upgraded to firefox 4 but I guess without the ubuntu firefox extensions

    I hope I did the right thing

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    So there's now a native 64-bit version of Firefox, right? Not having a regular, stable 64-bit version of Firefox - and the associated annoyances with getting plugins to work because of that - is one reason I opted for 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, even though my hardware can do 64-bit. It just wasn't worth the hassles.
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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    The initial post should be updated to use the firefox-stable PPA because that PPA just got Firefox 4 stable for both Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 and using Firefox-next will get you the next alpha soon. See here.
    ...Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    Working like a charm here
    Really happy with it. Great improvements compared to 3.6.

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    Firefox Profile Manager popped up for me on the first run. Nice.

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yudley View Post
    I want the ubuntu-modified firefox 4 (just the way 3.6.x updated through update manager is always the ubuntu-modified version not the original firefox)

    and I want it to upgrade itself over my current firefox 3.6.15 ... i don't want side-by-side installation ... i already have enough browsers on my system (firefox, chrome, opera)

    and I want it to do that through "proper channel" i.e., either alert me or offer the upgrade on "sudo apt-get update"

    and I'm on lucid LTS

    is it possible?

    is it too much to ask?
    I just updated the first post. Use firefox-stable ppa.

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    I, on the other hand, *want* side by side installations.

    How do I run two versions of FF without mucking up my system? For instance, my understanding is that if I enable both the Mozilla stable and "daily build" PPAs, the package manager will always overwrite FF with the latest version?

    Is there a way to run both stable and "latest build"?
    Use the firefox-next ppa.

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    Quote Originally Posted by nilarimogard View Post
    The initial post should be updated to use the firefox-stable PPA because that PPA just got Firefox 4 stable for both Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 and using Firefox-next will get you the next alpha soon. See here.
    I just got home and updated the first post accordingly. The mozillateam is working really fast. Kudos!

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0
    Keep in mind that when installing Firefox 4 through this ppa, it will clone your Firefox profiles and store them at ~/.mozilla/firefox-4.0 instead of ~/.mozilla/firefox. So when Firefox 4 becomes default on Ubuntu you will need to copy your personal data between profiles. If you want to avoid that, delete the folder ~/.mozilla/firefox-4.0 and create a symlink using your default profile folder as source.

    Code:
    rm -fr ~/.mozilla/firefox-4.0
    ln -s ~/.mozilla/firefox ~/.mozilla/firefox-4.0
    No, this is wrong. We have a profile migrator that handles this semi-automatically for people that have used firefox-next

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    Re: Firefox 4 is out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Objekt View Post
    So there's now a native 64-bit version of Firefox, right? Not having a regular, stable 64-bit version of Firefox - and the associated annoyances with getting plugins to work because of that - is one reason I opted for 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, even though my hardware can do 64-bit. It just wasn't worth the hassles.
    The 64bit is available via PPA and official repositories, but Mozilla doesn't release a 64bit version officially. When you go to Firefox main page for download, you can get only the 32bit. So, 64bit users should use the PPA or download from the nightly ftp directory on Mozilla.

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