Sunday, December 7, 2008

Installing Firefox 3.0.4 source

The problem with Firefox on CentOS 5.2 and Ubuntu 8.10 is that the version displayed wrongly for the About command. It showed 1.9b3 instead of 3.0...

Posting the bug in CentOS, the next day K Singh reported fix.

Posting the bug in Ubuntu, no immediate positive response.

I am running through the source. If anyone also wants to work on this, here are the steps to get the Ubuntu/Debian source.

  1. Download.
    cd ~
    sudo apt-get source firefox
  2. Extract the source.
    cd firefox-3.0-3.0.4+nobinonly
    sudo mkdir mozilla
    sudo chown oscc.oscc mozilla
    tar -xjvf xulbrowser-3.0.4-source.tar.bz2
  3. Compile and run from the mozilla directory

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