Hi Bunny Boy
that approach was tried and it failed... so read on further in the thread for the approach that seems to have worked...
I have firefox3libs4dapper.tar.bz2 overwritten on my server. It now contains
a new dbus and a new alsa-lib against openvideo crashes.
The startup script (as initially released V3.5 [might be changed in 3.5.1, e.g.]) is also included.
For later firefox automagic hotfixes check the script for the line
if it is still there or add it again.
Performance of new FF 3.5 is great. Don't miss this update!
I'm happy that I can still use KUbuntu / Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake with Firefox 3.5 !
Thunderbird 3.0 just works the same way within Kubuntu or Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06Code:export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/ff3compatlibs/lib
I have Firefox 3.6 and Thunderbird 3.0.1 running. Don´t forget to change the Java6 plugin (use latest version) to the new plugin interface libnpjp2.so
I was able to install firefox3.6.4 on Dapper successfully. I used Schugy's deb installers and installed firefox3.6.4 on /usr/local/firefox directory.
I encountered the below error as well
error while loading shared libraries: libXcomposite.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
But I realized my instance of Dapper had libxcomposite1 library already installed. So I adapted Schugy's suggestion and edited line 51 to the following
The above solved my problem.
My thanks to Nanotube for the suggestions and Schugy for the deb installers for all the libs and the firefox startup correction.
Not to be overly ambitious, but your overthinking this. Just install 3.6 and up alongside 1.5, although, there is a fair bit of terminal use... (e.g. mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins, lots of 'mv's, etc, also, change the repositories, if you havent already) only problem is i dont know how i got it working, and it was NOT out of the box, it took some doing, 3 years or so (without vigour)