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Thread: can't install mozilla build

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    can't install mozilla build


    I followed step-by-step the installation instructions at

    Previously I had Firefox 3.6 installed, which came with Ubuntu.

    Now I have a "Mozilla Build of Firefox" item in under the Internet submenu of the system applications menu, but when I launch it, the same old Firefox 3.6 is still launched.

    I didn't get any error during the installation process.

    What am I missing? Here's the terminal output from the installation:
    sudo apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
    Need to get 15.9MB of archives.
    After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 all/main firefox-mozilla-build i386 6.0.2-0ubuntu1 [15.9MB]
    Fetched 15.9MB in 13s (1,194kB/s)                                              
    Selecting previously deselected package firefox-mozilla-build.
    (Reading database ... 250434 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking firefox-mozilla-build (from .../firefox-mozilla-build_6.0.2-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
    Adding 'diversion of /usr/bin/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu by firefox-mozilla-build'
    Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_US.utf8.cache...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
    Processing triggers for python-support ...
    Setting up firefox-mozilla-build (6.0.2-0ubuntu1) ...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Under the stairs.
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: can't install mozilla build

    If you are attempting to install the current stable version of FF. Try adding the ppa:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
    Then update and upgrade.

    Dell Inspiron 1764 Laptop, Intel CoreTM i5 520M), 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz, 512MB ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD4330 Integrated Intel HD.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Re: can't install mozilla build

    Oh my,

    I simply needed to restart the computer. This should DEFINITELY be mentioned in the guide, as it is far from obvious (I think it is the first time I have to restart the system just to get an update to a program to work).

    @Enigmapond this is not about ff-stable, this is about ubuntuzilla; the repository is another one and I had already added it (otherwise the apt-get install command would have given errors).

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: can't install mozilla build

    actually, you just needed to quit firefox. if a firefox process is running, trying to start it will just spawn a new window of existing process.


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