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Installing Firefox-3.5.x on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Doing this upgrade you will not lose any bookmarks or settings from your current browser. But backup just in case. Now follow the steps below:

* Download the Firefox 3.5.x.tar.bz2 file.

* Extract the archive:

$ tar -xvf firefox-3.5.x.tar.bz2


* Rename the newly created directory “firefox” to “firefox-3.5.x”


* Copy the directory “firefox-3.5.x” into /usr/lib

$ sudo cp -r firefox-3.5.x/ /usr/lib/

* Create a soft link named firefox to the file  /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.x/firefox and put it into the /usr/bin directory. But before that rename the existing link called firefox in the /usr/bin directory to firefox.OLD

$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.x/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

All done. Now restart with Firefox 3.5.x.

Upgrading

You can use Firefox’s built in Check for Updates function, however, this only works when you run Firefox as root.

* Open a terminal and type:

$ gksudo firefox &

* This will launch Firefox and the Check for Updates option under the Help menu will be active;

* Choose the option, Firefox will check and install any updates. Close and restart Firefox.

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