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I am running Ubuntu v6.05, and it comes with Firefox 1.5... installed on it, but I would like to upgrade to Firefox 2. I downloaded the archive file, and thought ...
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    upgrade to firefox 2


    I am running Ubuntu v6.05, and it comes with Firefox 1.5... installed on it, but I would like to upgrade to Firefox 2. I downloaded the archive file, and thought I unzipped / changed boot correctly but I must be doing something wrong because I cannot get it (fx2) to run, Fx1.5 is the always the version popping up. Thanks for the help

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    Hi !

    execute this
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    ls -l /usr/bin/firefox
    you can see that firefox link in /usr/bin is pointing to earlier version of FireFox. delete that link and create new one pointing to the new version of Firefox.
    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/bin/firefox
    sudo ln -sf <path_of_new_firefox> /usr/bin/firefox
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    i think i deleted the whole thing after being frustrated with it... anyway I went back and redownloaded the 2.0.0.4 build and now when I try to extract that I get

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    extract `firefox/chrome/toolkit.jar`?  last valid line?
    tar: Skipping to next header
    tar: Archive contains obsolete base-64 headers
    
    gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    ps... this is after I removed the until now current firefox build (1.5...) off the system

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    download tar.gz package from here. extract it and symlink firefox file in extracted folder with /usr/bin/firefox.
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    Thats where I got the tar file from. and when I tried to extract it using the

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    tar -zxwf firefox*
    it gave me those errors

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