[svlug] How can I get Firefox 4.0 for Ubuntu

Jesse Monroy jesse650 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 00:27:21 PDT 2012


Does all this mean there is no chance of finding a firefox 4.x webbrowser?

Jesse

On 8/21/12, Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> wrote:
> Jesse Monroy writes:
>
>> Our shop has a requirement for a certain plugin that uses firefox 4.0+,
>> but somehow it misses 14.0 as a candidate. Not sure why.
>> In any case, I am looking to install firefox 4.x or better, if it
>> will install on my laptop (Ubuntu/10.04 LTS)
>
> You might want to look inside the XPI file (which is actually a zip
> file) and examine the install.rdf.  There should be an <em:maxVersion>
> referring to the highest version of Firefox that the XPI can be
> installed on.  You could modify that value and update the XPI.
>
> It's possible that the authors of your plugin knew a specific reason why
> it wouldn't work on more recent versions of Firefox (there have been a
> number of API changes which may make older add-ons fail to work properly),
> but it's also possible that they just didn't anticipate future versions
> as potential targets.
>
> Using a very old Firefox without security patches can be a real security
> risk because there are generally remote exploits against those versions
> known that you won't be patched against.
>
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