[sclug] Installing Firefox on Kubuntu

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Wed Apr 19 10:54:16 UTC 2006


On 4/19/06, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:
> Ahoy,
> On Wednesday 19 April 2006 01:32, Tim Sutton wrote:
> > For firefox 1.5 you need to upgrade to Dapper which is still not yet
> > final release yet. Ive been running it for the last 2 months or so and
> > its pretty stable for me. Your mileage may vary.
> Yikes, not for the faint hearted IMO. Dapper is far from stable, and contains
> some fairly nasty bugs at the moment, e.g. these two that affect me:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/kubuntu-meta/+bug/35581
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/37084

I never encountered these....

> Also, upgrading a breezy installation to dapper, rather than doing a fresh
> install, has been known to give people a lot of problems.

I did breezy -> dapper upgrade on two systems without problems and
know a couple more people who have done likewise. As I did say in my
original post though, Your mileage may vary....:-]

> If you really need a newer version of Firefox just download the generic binary
> from the Firefox web site and install that. Much easier & safer!

Yup probably a less etreme way to do it! :-)



Tim Sutton

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