Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Firefox 2 on Ubuntu 8.04

I've been a little frustrated with the lack of my usual Firefox plugins due to most of them not being available for Firefox 3, so I've decided to install Firefox 2.

It seems apparently easy:
sudo apt-get install firefox-2

Now, I can run Firefox 2 from the command line with
firefox-2

Firefox 3 still works, by running 'firefox' - so while I can use 3 for browsing, I can use 2 for developing.

Note, I had to create a new profile for FireFox 2, because it didn't seem right to run it with the version 3 profiles (and the extensions had a few issues) - but this is fair enough. See Firefox Profiles for more information.