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w9fyi
July 9th, 2007, 09:57 PM
HOw does one install the latest dev version of firefox. Is there a way to make ubuntuzilla do this? I need this so that i can get orca to work.. Thanks.

nanotube
July 10th, 2007, 12:58 AM
HOw does one install the latest dev version of firefox. Is there a way to make ubuntuzilla do this? I need this so that i can get orca to work.. Thanks.

well, you'd have to make some slight changes to the code in order for it to get gran paradiso alpha 6 (or any other dev version).

easiest way would be to just hard-code the download url to whatever it is you want (e.g, for granparadiso alpha 6, to ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/granparadiso/alpha6/linux-i686/en-US/granparadiso-alpha6.tar.bz2

then you'd have to modify the tar command to use bzip instead of gzip (so -j instead of -z option)

and probably some other places that will come out when you try running it and it errors out. :)

so, if i were you, i'd avoid all that and just follow the manual installation instructions, available here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion