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r.darwish
August 8th, 2011, 06:30 AM
I want to use the latest version of Firefox, which is not available in the official repositories. I downloaded the compiled binaries from Firefox website and extracted them to a folder.
When I tried to run firefox-bin it complained about missing shared libraries, which were actually bundled in the same directory with Firefox 5. I set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the directory where I extracted Firefox 5, then tried to run again. Firefox launched, but it seems that although I run the binary from Firefox 5 directory (I run ./firefox-bin and not just firefox-bin. I also tried an absolute path) the old version of Firefox, which is installed in my system, is always launching instead of the new version. This is pretty confusing.

katherineeobryan
August 8th, 2011, 06:33 AM
The Firefox is the great browser with the compatibility of all that features e.g java, script, and flash.

mikewhatever
August 8th, 2011, 07:38 AM
Try running firefox instead of firefox-bin.

sikander3786
August 8th, 2011, 08:09 AM
Why not install it from a PPA? It is the recommended method for the sake of automatic updates.

http://ubuntu4beginners.blogspot.com/2011/06/firefox-5-stable-arrives-in-official.html

lovinglinux
August 8th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Run./firefox instead of ./firefox-bin

See Firefox 4, 5 & Beyond Mega Thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247) for ppa installation.

r.darwish
August 8th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Run./firefox instead of ./firefox-bin

See Firefox 4, 5 & Beyond Mega Thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247) for ppa installation.

Running ./firefox caused the same thing, but updating from the PPA worked. Thank you :)