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As title says, I'm trying to install firefox 3.6. However, I have no luck with achieving that.

I tried

apt-get install firefox-3.6

and after installation in about: there is "Firefox 5.0"

How can I force 3.6 to install ?

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possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/50369/how-do-i-install-firefox-3-6/… –  Rens Jun 25 '11 at 7:25
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it isn't. Because 5.0 IS INSTALLED, not 3.6 by this tutorial –  genesis Jun 25 '11 at 10:21
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Firefox 3.6 is only available in Lucid and Maverick repositories. If you are using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, then Firefox 5 is what you get.

You could download Firefox 3.6 from Mozilla and run it from you home or /opt, but if you provide more info about why you want to downgrade, then maybe we can help. Firefox 3.6 support won't last long. Besides, it is much slower than Firefox 5.

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I do use Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS because I had internet problems on 11.04 (system releated, not connection) –  genesis Jun 25 '11 at 1:41
    
Do you have any ppa for Firefox installed? I can't think of a reason for Firefox 5 being installed, unless you have a ppa that provides that version, since it is not in Lucid official repos. So, you need to disable the ppa, update and install firefox again. BTW, just use sudo apt-get firefox. No need to add the 3.6 to the command. –  lovinglinux Jun 25 '11 at 1:58
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Also, it seems Firesheep is not supported on Linux. –  lovinglinux Jun 25 '11 at 1:59
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After reading what Firesheep does, I don't think it would be approved by Mozilla to be hosted on AMO. You might even get into legal trouble, since the add-on allows to log to web sites with other users cookies. For that reason, I will refrain from helping you any further. Please read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firesheep –  lovinglinux Jun 25 '11 at 2:08
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ubuntu: downgrade to firefox 3.6

wget "http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.6&os=linux&lang=en-US"

tar xvjf firefox-*.bz2

sudo cp -r firefox /usr/lib/firefox-3.6

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.old
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-3.6
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-3.6 /usr/bin/firefox
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On ubuntu 11.04 you can easily install Firefox from the command line.
Get the amd64.deb packages from here :

Mozilla Firefox 3.6.24 on ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 x86_64
http://www.crashrecovery.org/firefox/3.6.24+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1/

installation : first remove all of your Firefox 5.0 stuff with dpkg -r or even
dpkg --purge, next install firefox, firefox-branding and firefox-gnome-support :

[acer30:root]:(~)# <b>dpkg -i firefox_3.6.24+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_amd64.deb firefox-branding_3.6.24+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_amd64.deb firefox-gnome-support_3.6.24+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_amd64.deb

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check out http://blog.troyastle.com/2011/06/downgrade-to-firefox-36-on-ubuntu-natty.html. Sometimes you need to do this if the owners of a website you need have put in code and/or features that are firefox version specific.

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