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    how/where to install new firefox version

    I'm running ubuntu 9.04 . I have downloaded a new Firefox version 21.0 archive file : Where/how do I install this file called "firefox-21.0.tar.bz2" ?
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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    You can unpack the package, place the executable wherever you like and start it. However, I remember other people with similar problems and it appears that firefox 21 needs libaries not present on old Ubuntus. If it doesn't work, you may want to try an older version of firefox, somewhere around 15 may still work on your Ubuntu. Or even better, get a supported version of Ubuntu. You will automatically get the latest firefox, security updates and no more worries over missing dependencies.

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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    Thanks for the quick reply, Impavidus . I extracted the archive file to a new folder, and then I tried to run the Firefox executable, but nothing happened . I allready know that installing a newer ubuntu version, like 12.04 LTS, would solve a lot of my problems, but in addition to that, I do not have the disk space available for that . Maybe you (or somebody) could tell me where to find that firefox version 15 or so you adviced me ?

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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    You probably going to have dependencies issues regardless.
    But here

    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/...x&browser=fx21
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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    Thanks for your reply, deadflwr, but the 15 version of Firefox I allready found and downloaded it . Now I will extract it in a folder and see what it does .

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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    Just a suggestion; you may want to consider running the current version of Ubuntu as it is supported.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...g-term-support

    When you run a distribution that is supported you obtain all of the updates to your browser, system applications and additional lib's that you need with a lot less hassel.

    I'm currently running
    Ubuntu 12.04 and when I perform my updates in the terminal they are easily installed so I don't have to perform tasks manually.
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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    Thanks, everyone, I'm now entering this reply on Firefox version 15.0 AND in Dutch, which is my native language ! The only thing I don't know is how to mark this thread as solved.... ?

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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    How do I mark this thread as solved ?

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    Re: how/where to install new firefox version

    Quote Originally Posted by Hankbonk View Post
    How do I mark this thread as solved ?
    Follow the instructions on the link impdavis provided in post #8.
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