Re: TB/FF Weirdness
- Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:25:29 -0400
- From: Big Al <BigAl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: TB/FF Weirdness
On 09/23/2018 07:11 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 9/23/18 2:31 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
Yesterday I changed the name of the link in /usr/bin from 'firefox' to
'52ESRfirefox'. It pointed at the same place, which is NOT the
version of firefox I'm using.
This morning I was unable to click on a link in Thunderbird and have
it open in my browser even thought FF62 was open. Restarted
everything, rebooted, no change. Changed the link's name back to
'firefox' and everything is normal now -- links open in FF62, the one
that I'm actually using, even though the version in the link is
A symbolic link /usr/bin/firefox to the /usr/lib/firefox executable?
I don't think changing the name of a symbolic link is going to change
the file it runs. Recreating the link would.
FWIW, I don't have a /usr/bin/firefox link. Maybe because I start all my
Firefox versions from the Profile Manager, so it opens first.
I also can't check the properties of the Ubuntu installed Firefox to see
where the command is located. I suspect it is the
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox or /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin file.
My Nightly is installed in ~/Apps/Nightly and the command is
In a command prompt:
will tell you where it may be located. I get:
firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /etc/firefox
Obviously some are commands and some other things.
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