Friday, 3 July 2009

Firefox 3.5

I have now upgraded to Firefox 3.5 on FreeBSD. It was a bit more tricky than I expected, it wouldn't just install using portinstall. Instead I had to make it from the port tree manually, in the end it the commands I used were:
cd /usr/ports/www/firefox35
make config
make
pkg_delete firefox-3.0.11,4
make install
I am guessing it was the fact that I needed to uninstall firefox3 before installing firefox35 was stopping portinstall from working. Also it turned out that I needed to load the sem module too, as per the pkg-message (I should really start reading them).

2 comments:

hanum said...

still has many bugs but Firefox 3.6 has just launched recently ;))

Andrew Cox said...

Thanks, I think I will give that a go now that I am back from holiday.