installing update of Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10

Asked by eldergnome on 2010-03-28

Firefox 3.5.8 is currently installed on my Ubuntu 9.10 system. I don't see where I can update Firefox to version 3.6.2 using the update from the Help tab (Windows method) or from the Ubuntu Software Center. If I install the newer Firefox with the following commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

should I uninstall Firefox 3.5.8 first?

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if you have 3.5.8 then you can install 3.6.2 and you will have both, in /usr/bin you will have

/usr/bin/firefox-3.5
/usr/bin/firefox-3.8
/usr/bin/firefox which will be a symbolic link to /usr/bin/firefox-3.5

They are seperate apps so if you ONLY want Minefield then remove the other versions first.

eldergnome (eldergnome) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.