After spending a good long week struggling on how to upgrade my Firefox browser to the new 1.0 in Warty Warthog, I finally found a solution that was both easy and did not crash my precious Ubuntu install. Using the Hoary Hedgehog repositories I ended up breaking my X-server setup. It was a mess. I hosed my install about three times in a row using Hoary repositories, and doing a manual install was confusing. So now, I offer my first how to here on the forums to anybody who wants a simple walk through on how to install Firefox 1.0 from the backports project.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the simplest and easiest way to run Firefox 1.0 on Warty and not break anything. The backports project is run by some amazing people, and they also do a GAIM update as well.
- sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
- add at the bottom:
- save the file and get back to the terminal and tell it to update by typing:sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox