Originally Posted by rocker_geek
There is no firefox 3.5 in the repositories of Mint. So I have downloaded the tar.gz from mozilla's site. How do I get it to replace Firefox 3.0?
The easiest way I have found to update system-wide to the latest Firefox release in any debian based distro is to use the ubuntuzilla.py scripts:
Install that .deb, then issue the following command:
ubuntuzilla.py -a install -p firefox
This will get you the latest version of Firefox, no matter what it is. (It can also be used for Seamonkey and Thunderbird.)