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Installingfirefox-3.5.5.tar.bz2 on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

This article will share how to install firefox-3.5.5.tar.bz2 on Linux Ubuntu 9.10.

Install firefox-3.5.5.tar.bz2 on Linux Ubuntu (Tested on Ubuntu 9.10)

  • Download the new version of firefox then save in /home

  • We must remove the old version of firefox,
    if You don't know the command of your firefox, We can check throught terminal:

    • Open terminal,
      type : fire then press tab to get suggestion from terminal.


    • remove firefox

      sudo apt-get remove firefox-3.5

  • Rename plugins folder to make room for the real plugin

    sudo su
    cd /home

    extract firefox to /opt

    tar -jxvf firefox-3.5.5.tar.gz2 -C /opt
    cd /opt
    mv /opt/firefox/plugins/ /opt/firefox/plugins.backup

  • Create a symbolic link plugins for firefox

    ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/ /opt/firefox/plugins

  • Create a new command of firefox, you can still run firefox via old shortcut of firefox

    dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/firefox

  • Make a symbolic link to the firefox, so the launcher will launch the new version of firefox

    ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

  • Run firefox


    or You can run on Applications >> Internet >> Firefox Web Browser, if firefox shortcut there is no, you can create the new shortcut
    Right click >> Create Launcher
    Name : Firefox
    Command : firefox
    Comment : Web Browser of Mozilla Inc.