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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Firefox 4 Beta 2 on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS

It is very easy to setup the new beta release of firefox. Essentially, visit http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/beta/, hit the download button, (which saved it to ~/Downloads), and then perform the following:
speeves@mycomputer:~/Downloads$ bzip2 -d firefox-4.0b1.tar.bz2 
speeves@mycomputer:~/Downloads$ tar xvf firefox-4.0b1.tar
firefox/
firefox/mozilla-xremote-client
firefox/platform.ini
firefox/README.txt
firefox/libsoftokn3.chk
firefox/libnssckbi.so
...
speeves@mycomputer:~/Downloads$ sudo mv /opt/firefox /opt/firefox4b1 #if firefox4beta1 is installed
speeves@mycomputer:~/Downloads$ sudo mv firefox /opt/
speeves@mycomputer:~/Downloads$ ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox ~/bin/firefox4
speeves@mycomputer:~/Downloads$ firefox4

I setup a link to firefox4, so that I could move back and forth between my production version and the new beta.

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