How do you install firefox3.0.1

Asked by HPNormanIII on 2008-07-20

I have downloaded and unpacked frefox3.0.1 but can not find how to install it.

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Tony Mugan
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2008-08-28
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2008-08-28
Tony Mugan (tmugan) said : #1

Do you absolutely HAVE to use Firefox 3.0.1 or will 3.0 be adequate?
Version 3.0 is in the Ubuntu repositories, 3.0.1 has not arrived there yet but will soon, no doubt.

Updating manually, which is what you would have to do to get 3.0.1, is trickier.

To get 3.0 open a terminal window and try

sudo apt-get install firefox

Or if an older version of firefox is already present

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

I wouldn't recommend jumping ahead in the versions outside the repositories unless you REALLY need to.

Thor K. H. (nitrolinken) said : #2

I recommend doing this in the terminal:
sudo firefox

Then go to the Help section in the menubar and select "Check for updates". After it's done updating, close Firefox and start it normally.

This is what I get when I try to use TERMINAL

Hans Spaans (hspaans) said : #4

Are you currently running Firefox 3.0 that has been installed with Synaptic (the tool under System->Administration) already? Then please wait for the update to arrive.

Hans Spaans wrote:
> Your question #39787 on nautilus in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+question/39787
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Hans Spaans proposed the following answer:
> Are you currently running Firefox 3.0 that has been installed with
> Synaptic (the tool under System->Administration) already? Then please
> wait for the update to arrive.
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>
I am new to ubuntu your answer helped a lot thanks

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #6

So then please close the question.....

Larry Driver (larry479353) said : #7

i am so confused with this program. I cannot get it to do anything! On downloads, all it seems to do is open a new set of windows when I want the exe file to run. I hit run and nothing happens...I hit run to termanal and still nothing! I an trying to install windiws xp again but it just looks at me! HELP!!!!!!

Best Tony Mugan (tmugan) said : #8

Ok, there seems to be some confusion.

You cannot run .exe files in Ubuntu/Linux generally, since these are Windows executable files.
(There are ways to get these running but that's a bit more advanced than I think you want to go for now).

Are you able now to run Firefox? (This was your original issue)

Are you able to run Synaptic (System menu, Administration)?
Synaptic is the application that you use in Ubuntu to install the software you want to use.
Just run a search within Synaptic and select the software which automatically gets installed.

Thanks

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