So I downloaded
firefox-34.0.5.tar.bz2 manually from Firefox's website, knowing full well that I could've used the Software Updater to update from Firefox 30 to 34.
First, I searched for how to install the software from the tarball. Nothing worked. There were things like accessing README file, or INSTALL file but nothing worked
I downloaded the file from their website. No way to install.
Now, I used this guide from Libre-Software, which seemed trustworthy.
However, when I click on the launcher icon, nothing opens. It glows red for two seconds, but then nothing.
When I go to Terminal and type
firefox-old because I backed up my current version to that file in
/usr/bin, the old Firefox opens, which I'm using now.
Still, the Terminal keeps saying stuff I don't understand.
(process:6309): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed TypeError: external.getUnityObject is not a function TypeError: external.getUnityObject is not a function TypeError: external.getUnityObject is not a function TypeError: external.getUnityObject is not a function No permission to use the keyboard API for http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net
Although you can see what has happened if you open that guide, here's what I can make of the entire process:
- Move extracted Firefox in
- Backup old app with
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old
- Set up a symbolic link using
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox34/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
This is really terrifying me and making me sick. Now, I don't want technical stuff, no symbolic links, no nothing.
I just want a peaceful INSTALL of Firefox that will save my data (or not - I got sync). Simple, Android or Windows-like execution, a process bar showing the installation, and poof: brand-new Firefox 34 opening in front of my eyes.
I want Ubuntu to remain the Linux for humans, so I would appreciate it if a little tweaking around (even command-based) can do the magic.