At this stage I was only interested in upgrading Firefox, so I downloaded the ubuntuzilla.py script and ran
As noted, it is important to not uninstall the existing version of Firefox 1.5.
python ~/Desktop/ubuntuzilla.py -a install -p firefox
From now on I can simply use Firefox 2.0's built-in update mechanism to keep Firefox up-to-date.
I noticed two minor drawbacks resulting from the upgrade:
- Font rendering is not as attractive in Firefox 2.0 as it was in 1.5
- Sound in the Flash plug-in does not work if another audio application, e.g. Rhythmbox is being used. I must first exit all audio applications and restart Firefox to get sound working in the Flash plug-in. This was not the case in Firefox 1.5