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    Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    Firefox 3.5 final has just been released. I'm using Jaunty and want to install the latest (and greatest). Will it automatically appear in the updates a day or so from now?

    If not, I want to install it manually some other way. Any thoughts on this from the community? I don't want to use the betas or the RCs

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    Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    If you check in the repos, there's the beta 4 version of firefox 3.5. I think we should wait, it shouldn't take more than a day to have it officially in the repositories.

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    Question Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by jreyes33 View Post
    If you check in the repos, there's the beta 4 version of firefox 3.5. I think we should wait, it shouldn't take more than a day to have it officially in the repositories.
    My understanding was that FF 3.5 would not be the default for Jaunty. What repository will get the official Ubuntu version of FF 3.5, as required for Jaunty?

    Would I be correct in assuming that I will not be able to simply upgrade FF 3.0.11 and will have to install FF 3.5, import the 3.0.x bookmarks, install the desired add-ons, and somehow change the menu and panel shortcuts to point to 3.5? Is there any info/docs on the FF upgrade process for Ubuntu Jaunty users?

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    Re: Firefox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    I found this useful: http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/06/...itory-deb.html and am using the latest version now - It's called Shiretoko though (it's not a beta or a RC) and can be started using the command firefox-3.5.

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    Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    Thanks, bhagwad!

    http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozi...jaunty/Release gives
    Origin: LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-daily
    Label: Ubuntu
    Suite: jaunty
    Version: 9.04
    Codename: jaunty
    Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:36:54 UTC
    Looks like the right stuff. I'll give it a try.

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    Smile Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    OK, following the instructions bhagwad cited worked for me. I'm running "version 3.5 Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical 1.0", aka "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090622 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5".

    Rather than mess with the /usr/bin/firefox link (change target from firefox-3.0 to firefox-3.5), I modified the menu and panel shortcuts to point to "firefox-3.5 %u" rather than "firefox %u". You may prefer to hack the link.

    Bookmarks were automatically imported. Some add-ons were flagged as incompatible -- Firefox (en-GB) 3.07 and mediaplayerconnectivity 0.9.1. My other add-ons (No Script, User Agent Switcher and Netcraft Anti-Phising Toolbar) were either compatible or were upgraded automatically as part of the post-install config.

    All in all, relatively painless. However, if the bit about menus, links, and add-ons doesn't make sense to you, you might be better off waiting for an "official" solution that flattens the last few speedbumps.

    I've been running Google Chromium 3.0.191.0 (0). I have to agree with the Technologizer review of FF 3.5. It is slower to startup than Chrome/Chromium, but it does handle javascript-heavy sites almost as quickly as Chromium. Nice job, Mozilla!

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    Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    Well folks,

    I did this by accident but now I have firefox 3.5.

    I tried installing using add/remove and this did not work.

    I followed the terminal mode as in one of the threads but I lost firefox 3.0.

    I had downloaded from mozilla.com site and expanded to /user/home directory and tried everything to get it to work but no help here.

    I went to toolbar where the icon for firefox was there. I right clicked the properties and in command I browsed to /user/home/firefox directory and selected firefox and double clicked and presto it worked without hitch.

    there you have manual method of installing firefox 3.5.

    Enjoy firefox 3.5.

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    Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ak331 View Post
    Well folks,

    I did this by accident but now I have firefox 3.5.

    I tried installing using add/remove and this did not work.

    I followed the terminal mode as in one of the threads but I lost firefox 3.0.

    I had downloaded from mozilla.com site and expanded to /user/home directory and tried everything to get it to work but no help here.

    I went to toolbar where the icon for firefox was there. I right clicked the properties and in command I browsed to /user/home/firefox directory and selected firefox and double clicked and presto it worked without hitch.

    there you have manual method of installing firefox 3.5.

    Enjoy firefox 3.5.
    Firefox 3.0.11 is in the folder /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.11.

    I don't know what you mean by /user/home/firefox.

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    Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    When I downloaded firefox 3.5 and extracted to folder /user/home where firefox folder is and just by changing the property of the firefox icon and pointing to /user/home/firefox/firefox it worked.
    Whether it replaced the original firefox I do not know but under @about mozilla firefox it tells me it is running firefox 3.5.
    I hope this helps.

    I also found a version of firefox in /user/lib/firefox3.5 and I changed the file to this version as this also works.

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    Re: Firfox 3.5 released! How to upgrade in Jaunty?

    does anyone know when doing: "sudo apt-get upgrade" will update firefox to 3.5? I have other ppa's to update to 3.5, but I' rather wait for my package manager to do it automatically.

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