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Old 05-01-2015, 05:39 AM   #1
leopoldtrepper
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Firefox update


My Firefox browser says it needs to be updated so I downloaded the file but when I open it I can't see how to update it as there are just lots of files and folders. Is there another way to update programmes I am missing?
 
Old 05-01-2015, 07:09 AM   #2
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Hi. Each GNU\Linux distribution has a powerful package manager, that is too easy to update software packages.
Which GNU\Linux distribution are you using? Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, ...? How did you install Firefox? Was it preinstalled on your OS?
 
Old 05-01-2015, 07:18 AM   #3
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I have Mint 17 Cinnamon.

---------- Post added 05-01-15 at 01:19 PM ----------

Hi and thanks btw!
 
Old 05-01-2015, 07:20 AM   #4
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I downloaded FF
 
Old 05-01-2015, 07:30 AM   #5
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Try running:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
 
Old 05-01-2015, 12:45 PM   #6
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leopoldtrepper, you should install programs from repositories and not from source code. From the beginning you should've executed

Code:
# apt-get update; apt-get install firefox
The same command anytime you wanna update your browser. But in order for any program to be updated from repos it first has to be compiled and uploaded to repos by maintainers of the distro. That doesn't always happen instantly, so whenever a new version of Firefox is officially out, it takes several days for this version to become available for Mint/Ubuntu. Also, as been said, run

Code:
# apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
to update all programs in your system.

Last edited by Mr. Alex; 05-02-2015 at 04:55 AM.
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:34 PM   #7
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isn't mint using "iceweasel" like Debian dose ?

iceweasel is a rebranding of Firefox with the copyrighted and trademarked graphics removed

to update to the CURRENT for your install of mint run the commands from post #5
 
Old 05-01-2015, 08:36 PM   #8
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My Mint 17 install has Firefox, currently at v. 37.0.2.
 
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isn't mint using "iceweasel" like Debian dose ?
http://packages.linuxmint.com/search...ny&section=any
 
  


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