firefox installation in ubuntu 9.04

Asked by iscube5 on 2013-04-02

I have ubuntu 9.04 installed on my machine.

I am using firefox 3.0 currently
BUt there are problems with firefox 3.0 that some sites are not working properly

So I want to install latest version of firefox like 18.01 in ubuntu 9.04 32 bit system.

Is it possible to install 18.01 in ubuntu 9.04 or I have to install other stable working version ?

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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

Why such an old version? 9.04 has not been supported is October 2010. This means no security patches, no bug fixes and the repositories have been moved making it difficult to install new software,

I recommend you install a supported version. My personal recommendation would be 12.04 as the LTS versions are supported for longer.

Since you have such an old release I'm guessing that your PC is on the old side. If it is you may want to consider one of the lighter desktops such as Lubuntu or Xubuntu. You can try them all without install installing from USB stick or CD/DVD. I recommend you give them a try without installing then backup and install the version you like best. They are all supported here

Downloads

Lubuntu -- http://lubuntu.net/
Xubuntu -- http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/
Ubuntu -- http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

iscube5 (rsourceiscube5) said : #2

Thanks for your suggestion!

I know that 9.04 is very old version but I have no other option.

I am working as a freelancer on elance and the elance tracker works well only in ubuntu 9.04 not in 12.04

That's why i am using ubuntu 9.04

Will you tell me some resources to install newer version of firefox in ubuntu 9.04?

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

There is information on installing Elance Tracker in 12.04 here

http://blog.misza.co.uk/2012/04/installing-elance-tracker-on-64bit.html

The other option would be to try to install from source but since I don't have access to a 9.04 machine I have no idea what other problems that may cause as I suspect a newer version of Firefox may require other packages to be installed first

NickThom  (nick-athens30) said : #4

Hi iscube5 ,

this is not a support for Ubuntu (Because we cannot support an unsupported-EOL version) but take it as a tip.

Download Firefox (latest version) from mozilla's site . Search and find the tar.bz2 file. Then decompress the file and change directory (cd) to the firefox (new) directory. Run the executable. (./firefox) from the terminal.

Download the latest version (19.0.2) from the following link

https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-19.0.2&os=linux&lang=en-US

Regards
 NikTh

iscube5 (rsourceiscube5) said : #5

Hi NikTh,

I followed all the steps as told by you but got following error. I am
using ubuntu 9.04 32 bit system

XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/iscube1/Desktop/firefox/libxpcom.so:
libxul.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.

Regards,
iscube5

On 4/2/13, NikTh <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #225664 on firefox-3.0 in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+question/225664
>
> NikTh proposed the following answer:
> Hi iscube5 ,
>
> this is not a support for Ubuntu (Because we cannot support an
> unsupported-EOL version) but take it as a tip.
>
> Download Firefox (latest version) from mozilla's site . Search and find
> the tar.bz2 file. Then decompress the file and change directory (cd) to
> the firefox (new) directory. Run the executable. (./firefox) from the
> terminal.
>
> Download the latest version (19.0.2) from the following link
>
> https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-19.0.2&os=linux&lang=en-US
>
> Regards
> NikTh
>
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

Maybe downloading and installing XULRunner in the verson fitting to your firefox version helps, see https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/xulrunner/releases/19.0.2/runtimes/

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