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Thread: Keeping Firefox up to date on Lucid after end of support

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    Re: Keeping Firefox up to date on Lucid after end of support

    This tread helped me a bit as I have just installed firefox 27.0.1 on my EOL Ubuntu 10.04 computer. I extracted the new firefox.tar.bz2 package and then copied the new folder into a directory named /usr/lib/firefox 'I am not sure if that's the best place but anyways'. Then I pointed my Gnome2 launcher buttons to the new within the /usr/bin/firefox folder. I removed the old symlinks in the terminal and used synaptic to completely remove the firefox 20.0 from apt. P.S I probably should have done that first before transferring the new firefox version anywhere.

    Then I downloaded the latest updated version of flash from the adobe website. I went into the directory /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ I then renamed the original to and copied the newly downloaded into the /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ directory.

    Things seem to work very well.

    If anyone has more input as to a better way to do this procedure or a more clean way please let us know.

    Thank you,
    Last edited by panorain; March 7th, 2014 at 03:23 AM. Reason: fixing typo

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