Updating Firefox 2 in Ubuntu Edgy

Asked by techhead

The support for Ubuntu Edgy seems to be all but Gone...
If your lucky enought to find a repository, it isn't updated anymore...
I would just like to update my Firefox version 2.... to
Is it the same update as in any of the other versions of ubuntu ??

Any suggestions ???

Seems like if it is downloaded independently it supports more than one version..

thank for your time.................. ;)

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Trygve Vea (trygve-vea-gmail) said :

Support for edgy expired 25th of april --- I recommend that you upgrade to Hardy (the current LTS version).

I recommend that you consult the following guides:



I hope it helps :)

Regards, Trygve

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techhead (techhead-007) said :

I would prefer to stay with Edgy for now... but thanks
Still need to know if the ubuntu Firefox is the same
for different versions of Ubuntu..... best regards....

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Trygve Vea (trygve-vea-gmail) said :

If you go to http://packages.ubuntu.com, you can search for an application and see which versions of the package are in which version of Ubuntu.

For Firefox it says:

    * dapper 1.5.dfsg+

    * dapper-updates 1.5.dfsg+

    * feisty

    * feisty-updates

    * gutsy

    * gutsy-updates

    * hardy 3.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.3

    * hardy-updates 3.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.3

    * intrepid 3.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2

(ref. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=firefox&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all )

So no, in Feisty / Gutsy uses Firefox 2.x, and Hardy / Intrepid uses 3.x

I hope this was the answer to your question :)

Regards, Trygve

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

The latest Firefox-2 is http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

Firefox 2.0.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until mid-December, 2008. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3.

If you want to try Firefox-3 installing it by had please try from terminal:

cd ~
wget http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0.1/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.1.tar.bz2
tar xjvvf firefox-3.0.1.tar.bz2

Then create a desktop launcher icon...

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techhead (techhead-007) said :

Great.... Thanks a lot.... I downloaded the version
from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html now I just need to use it to update manually.... I tried running firefox in root
but update was still grayed out. How do I implement this update ??
Thanks a lot......were almost there best regards....

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Trygve Vea (trygve-vea-gmail) said :

The Firefox you just downloaded is a complete copy of Firefox, and is not applyable on the one you have installed. You can simply just unpack it and run it as it is. (Create a launcher pointing to the firefox-binary). It's an effective approach, but the downside is that you have to maintain updates manually.

I have a suggestion;

You can try using a .deb from a Feisty. Hopefully it will work nicely --- but you may have a dependency-problem. Here's a link;


I hope this helps :)

Regards, Trygve

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techhead (techhead-007) said :

Ok thanks a lot that definitely answers my question....

If it didn't pan out.... with the .deb can it be undone ??

thanks very much for the help ! :)

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Best Trygve Vea (trygve-vea-gmail) said :

Using the commands

dpkg --purge firefox
apt-get clean

And the installing it from an Edgy-repository should do the trick :)

Regards, Trygve

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techhead (techhead-007) said :

Thanks a lot.... best regards