Ubuntu Firefox Fubar

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sun May 4 13:07:16 MDT 2008

On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 02:47:11PM -0600, Charles Curley wrote:

> I believe the workaround is: Do *NOT* launch FF 3.0. Immediately go to
> Synaptic and search on FF. Install those FF 2.0 packages that are
> analogous to those FF 3 packages already on the system. Then, in a
> separate operation, remove the 3.0 packages. This should leave your
> .mozilla directory intact. Then make a symlink so that program
> launchers can find it.
> root at dragon:~# which firefox-2
> /usr/bin/firefox-2
> root at dragon:~# cd /usr/bin/
> root at dragon:/usr/bin# ln -s firefox-2 firefox
> root at dragon:/usr/bin#
> Note that I haven't tested this yet.

I just tested this on another machine, and it seems to work.


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