Sunday, August 08, 2004

Firefox Update

Mozilla Firefox is out with version 0.9.3 for Linux and Windows, so I figured I'd try it out here first. These are notes to remind me where I put all the plugins. Everyone else can turn away. Nothing to see here, really.

% su -
$ cd /home/local
# Move the old file out of the way (delete later)
$ mv firefox firefox_91
# Untar source file in appropriate location:
$ tar xvzf /home/local/src/firefox-0.9.3-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
# Fix plugins:
$ ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugin/flashplayer.xpt
$ ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugin/
$ ln -s /home/local/share/j2sdk1.4.2/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/
$ ln -s /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla/
$ ln -s /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt
$ ln ../../firefox_91/plugins/ .
$ ^D
# Make sure plugins get updated (they should, but who knows):
% rm ~/.mozilla/pluginreg.dat
% firefox &

So far things work fine, except that I don't know what the difference is between 0.9.1 (or 0.9.2 for Windows) and 0.9.3.

A bit later: Apparently this is a security update to fix several bugs which showed up in 0.9.1/2. "Users are strongly encouraged to upgrade." So sayeth Mozilla.