firefox 3.6 install problem

Asked by James(Jim) R. Petty on 2010-01-30

After down loading the firefox 3.6 zip file and using the automatic archival program, what directory should I be in to extract the archive files?

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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :
#1

Hi! if you are in Karmic the best way to install Firefox 3.6 is the
following, open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and
write the following commands:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

This version is built using the official mozzilla tar, and it works
like a charm.

For other version, please follow the instructions on this link:
http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-user-community/browse_thread/thread/6577a034c6afc2dc?hl=en#

Hope it helps!

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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :
#2

Hi! if you are in Karmic the best way to install Firefox 3.6 is the
following, open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and
write the following commands:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

This version is built using the official mozzilla tar, and it works
like a charm.

For other version, please follow the instructions on this link:
http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-user-community/browse_thread/thread/6577a034c6afc2dc?hl=en#

Hope it helps!

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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :
#3

Sorry for the double posting, I had a little Gmail issue...

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Ake K. (iake) said :
#4

I think, on linux, firefox you downloaded ain't a zip file. it should be a tar.bz2 file.

You can extract it in any directory such as Downloads or home directory.

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James(Jim) R. Petty (pettyjr) said :
#5

Yes, it is a "tar.bz2" file.  I used the archive manager to extract the files to the desk top.
Then I cpio'ed the files to "$HOME/.mozilla".  My cpio solution did not work.

I tried the "sudo" routines mentioned by Federico Vera, but that did not work either.
Mr. Vera mentioned something about "Karmic".  What is Karmic?

Why won't the archive manager handle this?

Jim

--- On Sun, 1/31/10, Ake K. <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Ake K. <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #99256]: firefox 3.6 install problem
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 12:17 AM

Your question #99256 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256

Ake K. proposed the following answer:
I think, on linux,  firefox you downloaded ain't a zip file. it should
be a tar.bz2 file.

You can extract it in any directory such as Downloads or home directory.

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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :
#6

Hi! Karmic is the current Ubuntu version (a.k.a. 9.10), those three sudo commands install firefox 3.6 in your system (just in karmic).

In the link that I posted (http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-user-community/browse_thread/thread/6577a034c6afc2dc?hl=en#) there's a step by step description on how to install Firefox 3.6 for all the Ubuntu versions. If you don't know which version of Ubuntu you are running you can check in "System->Administration->System Monitor->System"

Compiling a tar to install an application might be a little to advanced for regular users (besides why compile it again when the job is already done =?)

hope it helps!

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James(Jim) R. Petty (pettyjr) said :
#7

I made a shell script called "fixins" and executed it with "sh -x fixins".
Here are the output results.  After running the shell script, The Firefox about
tab still reads "3.5.7".

jrpsys@ubuntu:~$ sh -x fixins
+ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
[sudo] password for jrpsys:
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 0AB215679C571D1C8325275B9BDB3D89CE49EC21
gpg: requesting key CE49EC21 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key CE49EC21: public key "Launchpad PPA for Mozilla Team" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
+ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Translation-en_US
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release.gpg [307B]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release [66.0kB]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release [44.1kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Sources
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main Packages [4,023B]
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages [157kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Packages [14B]
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Sources [48.7kB]
Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Sources [14B]
Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Packages [97.7kB]
Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Sources [23.8kB]
Get:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Packages [6,860B]
Get:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Sources [3,831B]
Fetched 453kB in 2s (226kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
+ sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-2.6.31-14 linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  firefox-3.6
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,060B of archives.
After this operation, 28.7kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main firefox-3.6 3.6+karmic [1,060B]
Fetched 1,060B in 0s (3,316B/s)
Selecting previously deselected package firefox-3.6.
(Reading database ... 179922 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking firefox-3.6 (from .../firefox-3.6_3.6+karmic_all.deb) ...
Setting up firefox-3.6 (3.6+karmic) ...
jrpsys@ubuntu:~$

--- On Mon, 2/1/10, Federico Vera <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Federico Vera <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #99256]: firefox 3.6 install problem
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 12:42 AM

Your question #99256 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256

    Status: Open => Answered

Federico Vera proposed the following answer:
Hi! Karmic is the current Ubuntu version (a.k.a. 9.10), those three sudo
commands install firefox 3.6 in your system (just in karmic).

In the link that I posted (http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-user-
community/browse_thread/thread/6577a034c6afc2dc?hl=en#) there's a step
by step description on how to install Firefox 3.6 for all the Ubuntu
versions. If you don't know which version of Ubuntu you are running you
can check in "System->Administration->System Monitor->System"

Compiling a tar to install an application might be a little to advanced
for regular users (besides why compile it again when the job is already
done =?)

hope it helps!

--
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https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256/+confirm?answer_id=5

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James(Jim) R. Petty (pettyjr) said :
#8

Please close the ticket.  The package down loader took care of it this morning.

Thanks for your time.

Jim Petty

--- On Mon, 2/1/10, Federico Vera <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Federico Vera <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #99256]: firefox 3.6 install problem
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 12:42 AM

Your question #99256 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256

    Status: Open => Answered

Federico Vera proposed the following answer:
Hi! Karmic is the current Ubuntu version (a.k.a. 9.10), those three sudo
commands install firefox 3.6 in your system (just in karmic).

In the link that I posted (http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-user-
community/browse_thread/thread/6577a034c6afc2dc?hl=en#) there's a step
by step description on how to install Firefox 3.6 for all the Ubuntu
versions. If you don't know which version of Ubuntu you are running you
can check in "System->Administration->System Monitor->System"

Compiling a tar to install an application might be a little to advanced
for regular users (besides why compile it again when the job is already
done =?)

hope it helps!

--
If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
know that it is solved:
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256/+confirm?answer_id=5

If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
following page to enter your feedback:
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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :
#9

Hi! when you ask a question Launchpad sends a couple of links to you from which you can mark the question as 'solved' (by a particular post or by yourself). The only thing for us to do from this side is mark the question as invalid (which doesn't make much sense because it's a perfectly valid question), or wait for the launchpad janitor to mark it as expired.

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James(Jim) R. Petty (pettyjr) said :
#10

I'll let the janitor take of it.

Did the apt-get commands poke the update manager?

Jim

--- On Tue, 2/2/10, Federico Vera <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Federico Vera <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #99256]: firefox 3.6 install problem
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 9:56 AM

Your question #99256 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256

Federico Vera posted a new comment:
Hi! when you ask a question Launchpad sends a couple of links to you
from which you can mark the question as 'solved' (by a particular post
or by yourself). The only thing for us to do from this side is mark the
question as invalid (which doesn't make much sense because it's a
perfectly valid question), or wait for the launchpad janitor to mark it
as expired.

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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :
#11

mmm... sort of (actually they are basically the same application),
update-manager is a "part" of synaptic (like software sources), and
synaptic is a graphical front-end of apt, so you can say that in a way
apt 'pokes' the update manager.

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James(Jim) R. Petty (pettyjr) said :
#12

Would the update manager have installed 3.6 without the "apt" runs?

--- On Tue, 2/2/10, Federico Vera <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Federico Vera <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #99256]: firefox 3.6 install problem
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 5:57 PM

Your question #99256 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256

    Status: Open => Answered

Federico Vera proposed the following answer:
mmm... sort of (actually they are basically the same application),
update-manager is a "part" of synaptic (like software sources), and
synaptic is a graphical front-end of apt, so you can say that in a way
apt 'pokes' the update manager.

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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :
#13

I don't think so, it's possible that this update actually perform the installation, seeing as the last time it wasn't done (as you posted on 2010-02-01).
I believe this doesn't matter very much now... at least you manage to get Firefox 3.6 installed!

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James(Jim) R. Petty (pettyjr) said :
#14

Yes, it installed.  That's the bottom line.  One can only spend so much time on these things.

I appreciate your time on this.

Jim

--- On Tue, 2/2/10, Federico Vera <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Federico Vera <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #99256]: firefox 3.6 install problem
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 7:04 PM

Your question #99256 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99256

Federico Vera posted a new comment:
I don't think so, it's possible that this update actually perform the installation, seeing as the last time it wasn't done (as you posted on 2010-02-01).
I believe this doesn't matter very much now... at least you manage to get Firefox 3.6 installed!

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Best zvacet (ivicakolic) said :
#15

@ James(Jim) R. Petty

Mark question as solved and you will help others with same question to find solution.

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James(Jim) R. Petty (pettyjr) said :
#16

This was not solved, but I appreciate the efforts of everyone trying to help me. Since the update manager correctly installed Firefox 3.6, I will mark the question as solved.