View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to Install the downloaded Firefox 3.5 from Mozilla

July 9th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Hi everybody;

I want to know how to install Firefox 3.5 that I've downloaded from the Mozilla' website , I've tried Shiretoko but I don't see the changes ; so I want to install the official one.

I unpacked the file on my desktop, I got inside the folder using the cd command , but and when I run the script run-mozilla.sh using the command
sh ./run-mozilla.sh , an error occurs , the system tells me:

fethi@fethi-lab:~$ cd Desktop/firefox
fethi@fethi-lab:~/Desktop/firefox$ ls
(used that to show you that i'm in the correct folder)
application.ini libfreebl3.so modules
blocklist.xml libmozjs.so mozilla-xremote-client
browserconfig.properties libnspr4.so old-homepage-default.properties
chrome libnss3.so platform.ini
components libnssckbi.so plugins
crashreporter libnssdbm3.so README.txt
crashreporter.ini libnssutil3.so removed-files
crashreporter-override.ini libplc4.so res
defaults libplds4.so run-mozilla.sh
dictionaries libsmime3.so searchplugins
extensions libsoftokn3.chk Throbber-small.gif
firefox libsoftokn3.so update.locale
firefox-bin libsqlite3.so updater
greprefs libssl3.so updater.ini
icons libxpcom.so
libfreebl3.chk libxul.so
fethi@fethi-lab:~/Desktop/firefox$ sh ./run-mozilla.sh

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .

fethi@fethi-lab:~/Desktop/firefox$ sudo sh ./run-mozilla.sh
(even using the sudo command , the same error occurs)
[sudo] password for fethi:

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .

I tried another command , I tried to run firefox-bin & firefox , but when I do that, it opens the old version of firefox.

Please help me.


July 9th, 2009, 01:20 PM
I found this. (http://tuxarena.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-install-firefox-35-in-ubuntu-904.html)I hope it will be helpful to you.

July 9th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Open terminal.Type:

cd ~/Desktop/firefox

July 9th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Can't get that command to work.
Like others, have 3.5 in the repository but it doesn't replace 3.0
From what I have read 3.5 doesn't replace 3.0 but comes branded as Shiretoko (Minefield 3.5 Web Browser/Browse the Bleeding Edge). Don't know if this is right, but the article said that it will be rebranded as FF 3.5 with next version of Ubuntu. Am using it now and it has all my bookmarks and preferences in it.
Please do correct me if I am wrong in this as I would prefer to have a replacement 3.5 and not two running side by side as it were.
Alternative I suppose would be to download from another source as per link above.

July 9th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Open terminal.Type:

cd ~/Desktop/firefox

it runs firefox 3.0.11

July 9th, 2009, 06:43 PM
I solved my problem , i had to uninstall the previous version before proceeding in the tutorial you gave , thanks.

July 9th, 2009, 09:09 PM
it runs firefox 3.0.11

Make sure you include the ./ and that you are on the correct directory; the file you download from the website is already compiled and ready to run.

If you want to call it with "firefox" only, and make all the previous launchers to launch the 3.5 version, you'll need to change the symbolic link in /usr/bin/firefox to the path with your firefox 3.5.

In the following example, we'll asume it is on /opt/firefox/ :

cd /usr/bin

sudo rm firefox

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/./firefox firefox

Also remember to give 755 permissions to the directory if it is outside your home folder:

sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/firefox

October 16th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Thanks to all ; I solved the problem.