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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Firefox 4 Beta 3 on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS

It is very easy to setup the new beta release of firefox. Essentially, visit ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/4.0b3/, click either linux-i686, or linux-x86_64, then your preferred language, and the File:firefox-4.0b3.tar.bz2 (linux-i686/en-US/), (which saves it to ~/Downloads). Then perform the following:

speeves@mycomputer:~/Downloads$ tar xjvf firefox-4.0b3.tar.bz2 
tar: Record size = 8 blocks
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/firefox4b2
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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