Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ubuntu Firefox 3.5 update

I've switched to 3.5 as my main Firefox (using Google Chrome / Chromium Web Browser as well). Just needed to update the symlink in /usr/bin/firefox so that applications using the system default browser were opening the right version of Firefox.

$ sudo rm /usr/bin/firefox
$ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 /usr/bin/firefox


Anonymous said...

do your plugins (flash, etc.) all work properly? i tried this but the flash plugin, although installed for 3.0, couldn't be seen by 3.5

James Abley said...

Some extensions aren't there yet, but I can live with that. Flash seems OK as far as I can tell, but I'm not a big Flash user and tend to avoid it apart from flv.

Unknown said...

Every time I install it, it still runs as shiretoko (beta) , How did you get the release version running, isthere a different server?

Unknown said...

(er .. repository)

James Abley said...

As per the original link, I just installed firefox-3.5 package.

$ aptitude show firefox-3.5
Package: firefox-3.5
New: yes
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 3.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/web
Maintainer: Ubuntu Mozilla Team <>
Uncompressed Size: 3609k
Depends: fontconfig, psmisc, debianutils (>= 1.16), xulrunner-1.9.1 (>= 1.9.1), libasound2 (> 1.0.18), libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.20.0), libc6 (>= 2.4), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.4.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1), libgcc1 (>=
1:4.1.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libnspr4-0d (>= 4.7.3-0ubuntu1~), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1), firefox-3.5-branding | abrowser-3.5-branding
Recommends: ubufox
Suggests: firefox-3.5-gnome-support (= 3.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1), latex-xft-fonts, libthai0
Conflicts: firefox-3.1 (< 3.1~b4~hg20090317)
Replaces: firefox-3.1
Provides: firefox-3.1, www-browser
Description: safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
Firefox delivers safe, easy web browsing. A familiar user interface, enhanced security features including protection from online identity theft, and integrated search let you get the most out of the web.

It originally was a beta, but has updated since I first started using it.

It calls itself Shiretoko and has that as the User-Agent as well. User-Agent switcher can fix that if it's a problem for you.

hanum said...

still has many bugs but Firefox 3.6 has just launched recently ;))