Installed Firefox 3.5, but computer still has Firefox 3.0 on it

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After installing Firefox 3.5 in Jaunty, Firefox 3.0 is still on my computer, and opens when I click links. How do I get rid of Firefox 3.0 and replace it with 3.5?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

This is probably the most common question on here but I am happy to fill you in:

Firefox 3.5 is a seperate app in Jaunty and NOT an upgrade od 3.0.11. You now have 2 firefoxes installed. You can run:

sudo apt-get --purge remove firefox; sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

You now only have 3.5 installed, however the program that all your apps are linking to are looking for /usr/bin/firefox to run when you click links so you will need to run:

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox_old; sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 /usr/bin/firefox

which will put the app back but its really a link to 3.5, ln -s makes a symbolic link

3.5 is only an upgrade in Karmic which is out in Octobe but in Jaunty, Hardy and Intrepid it is a seperate app.

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