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abcxyz
July 31st, 2008, 07:03 AM
Hi,
I would like to update Firefox, but I can't unless I update Ubuntu/Xubuntu.
How can I replace FF 2.0.6 installed with Ubuntu 7.10 (check for updates disabled) with FF 2.0.14 stand-alone (updatable)?
I have downloaded FF 2.0.14 to the desktop, but how do I install it in Xubuntu 7.10?
Thank you for helping.

Shazaam
July 31st, 2008, 07:37 AM
Read this....
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/firefox

wannadumpwindows
July 31st, 2008, 07:38 AM
Hi,
I would like to update Firefox, but I can't unless I update Ubuntu/Xubuntu.
How can I replace FF 2.0.6 installed with Ubuntu 7.10 (check for updates disabled) with FF 2.0.14 stand-alone (updatable)?
I have downloaded FF 2.0.14 to the desktop, but how do I install it in Xubuntu 7.10?
Thank you for helping.

Do you mean that the "check for updates" option is greyed out in the help menu?

zvacet
July 31st, 2008, 11:30 PM
Maybe this (http://ubuntuzilla.wiki.sourceforge.net/) can help you.

abcxyz
August 4th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Thank you so very much for all your help. I apologize for taking so long to respond.

Yes, I meant the "check for update" is greyed out in the help menu with no possibility to tag it in the preferences.

That being said, I've done it! :)

I first used http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/firefox
Extremely clear and easy to follow instructions, thank you very much Shazaam.

The terminal didn't work for me. I actually lost Firefox. It would not load.
I followed the instructions to remove what had been done, and the old FF was back on in minutes. I then followed the link to a script (ubuntuzilla) http://ubuntuzilla.wiki.sourceforge.net/ and it was perfect. Easy and painless.
Also a very well made how-to instructions.

It's also worth noting that I migrated from 2.0.0.6 to 3.0.1 without losing any of my profile. That being said, the "check for update" is still disabled. I have installed the automatic update installer, so I hope it will work.

Thank you much to all.

mikewhatever
August 4th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Yes, I meant the "check for update" is greyed out in the help menu with no possibility to tag it in the preferences.

Since every linux distro is a little different, it's virtually impossible for mozilla to create installers for each and every one with auto updates enabled. For Ubuntu, it would suffice to unpack the tar.gz to the desired location and then overwrite it with over and over with newer ones. I think the update button, if enabled, would simply open the download page and prompt for tar.gz download.