Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is running Latest Firefox (ver. 16) on Ubuntu 8.04 possible?

If so, what do I need to do to accomplish this?

(If I can keep that latest support Firefox 3.6.17 alongside the latest Firefox 16, that's even better)

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

Yes, you can. But you need to uninstall the installed one first. Use sudo apt-get remove firefox to do it

  1. Download the latest version of Firefox from here.

  2. Extract it in a directory, preferably in a folder in your home directory.

  3. You can run firefox by going to the extracted folder and double clicking on the "firefox" program.

    But you may want to have an icon like regular installation. Create an icon with the help of these questions:

  4. Now use the new Firefox.

share|improve this answer
add comment

It can be , but is not for sure .

Download the tar.bz2 compressed file from Firefox page : http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ and Save file

Uncompress the file with (I assume you save the file in Downloads/ folder)

cd Downloads

tar -xvjf firefox-16.0.1.tar.bz2

Then move the folder with new firefox to /opt

sudo mv Downloads/firefox /opt/ 

connect to /opt and run the executable file

cd /opt/firefox/
./firefox
share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.