Firefox 3.5.1 in Ubuntu

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Firefox 3.5.1 in Ubuntu

Firefox 3.5Update: If you need to install the latest official version named as Firefox-3.5 rather than the codenamed version, check this thread: Install Firefox-3.5.1 Official Release in Ubuntu

Actually, I was using Firefox 3 till now. Then I read this post on DailyGyan... I thought, well lets give it a try... then only I realized that mine was 3.0 point blah blah.

So, I installed the latest version of Firefox 3.5 (code named Shiretoko), ie., version number 3.5.1. I ran firefox, but that was the previous version, the binary was named firefox-3.5. I ran it, it automatically transferred all my settings, add-ons, history... to the new profile.

Some changes I noticed...
* The binary file is named firefox-3.5.
* The icon has changed
+ It is much much faster than FF3.
- Most of my add-ons broke...

So... lets install latest Firefox 3.5.1

Add the following code to a new file (eg: firefox.sh).

#!/bin/bash

version=jaunty # Change this to the Ubuntu version (eg: intrepid)

sudo bash -c "echo '# Firefox' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu $version main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu $version main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 247510BE
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install firefox-3.5


Just run the script,
sh firefox.sh

That's all... Run using command firefox-3.5.

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