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I want to install firefox 5 on my work Lucid machine. However, I can't access external repositories from my machine, so PPAs are ruled out. What alternative methods are available to install firefox 5?

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See this question and another question for solutions. – Takkat Jul 1 '11 at 6:57

here you go

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Isn't that just the generic linux source? I was hoping for set of debians that set up the menu and stuff too. – apoorv020 Jul 1 '11 at 6:31
No, that's a compressed tarball containing the binaries. Those are built for 32-bit machines and you might have a few issues with using those on a 64-bit system. – Lekensteyn Jul 1 '11 at 7:48
Don't know why you'd want Firefox 5beta7, when the final is out. Here are the links to 32 and 64 bit Firefox 5.0: Creating a menu launcher is also really easy, just edit the menu and add a new launcher. – mikewhatever Jul 1 '11 at 9:55

it's been released in the normal repos for 11.04

for older versions, here's the latest download page

all you have to do is extract the files to a directory of your choice and update your default application settings to run the firefox file in that directory

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He is talking about Lucid, there is no packages in Lucid's repos for firefox 5. – enzotib Jul 1 '11 at 7:42
whoops, well spotted – Dirk Hartzer Waldeck Jul 1 '11 at 9:37

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