Installing firefox 29 on Ubuntu 9.10

Published by: Emil // Date 11.5.2014 // Views: 3788 // Add to Twitter :: Facebook

It may be that you simply cannot change the Ubuntu version on your device for some reasons, like notebook display size. Some Ubuntu versions don't work well on 10.1 ich display, but most of them without problems on 14-15 inch or bigger screens. Because of this, you need to use old Ubuntu distribution having new softwares. Default Firefox version in Ubuntu 9 is Firefox 3.5, and there is no way to do update using Ubuntu software Center because there is no repository exept this one:

So, here how can do it, get last Firefox version 34.5Mb (firefox-29.0.1.tar.bz2) using old firefox 3.5 for dowload or download in terminal.

Start terminal and write following commands:

@ubuntu:cd ~/Downloads/ # select Downloads Folder from /home/your_user
@ubuntu:wget # download file
@ubuntu:tar -xf firefox-29.0.1.tar.bz2 # extract tar file
@ubuntu:sudo cp -R firefox -d /opt # copy content to /opt Folder

Once the folder copy is in /OPT/ you can create the desktop launcher. Create firefox.desktop file:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop # edit firefox.desktop using gedit

Add this code in firefox.desktop file:

Comment=Run Firefox
GenericName=Web Browser

Intalling firefox icon for desktop launcher:

@ubuntu:sudo cp /opt/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png /usr/share/pixmaps/ # copy icon to pixmaps folder
@ubuntu:sudo cd /usr/share/pixmaps/ # select pixmaps
@ubuntu:sudo mv mozicon128.png firefox.png # rename png file

End of story :)

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