Re: Unofficial Firefox packages?
I DL'd the tarball to my home directory and then untarred it. It
creates a 'firefox' directory. I ran firefox from my home directory
with 'firefox/firefox' and it picked up all of my bookmarks, history,
etc. with no problems. After a few tests, and my wife saying she tried
it at work and really liked it, I moved the firefox directory to
/usr/lib/ and changed usr/bin/firefox to point to
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox. Now it 'just works.' I can run the debian
version of firefox by invoking 'mozilla-firefox' and the new version
with 'firefox.' But you can't run both at the same time.
On 2006-11-01, Marc Shapiro <email@example.com> wrote:
How do you move the settings and bookmarks from the old debian
package install of Firefox to the new FF2 installed from the
firefox-2.0.tar.gz? The debian installed version puts files
all over the place, so I'm not sure what to move(or copy) and
Zbigniew Wiech wrote:
Does this interfere with the debian package of Firefox in Sarge, or can
they both be run simultaneously?
If you mean FF 2.0, it is in experimental.
That's 2.0-beta2, which the add-on I'm trying refuses to install on.
I'm also intrested in FF2 since it is officially released now.
Is there an ETA into Debian?
It would be too bad if political/license stuff prevents
"normal/unstable users" to move to FF2.0.
Why do you need debpackaged FF2.0 ?
Tar available on mozilla.org includes binaries that "just works" on my
old sarge. You have only to unpack whole /firefox directory to your disc.
where to put it.
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