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Old 10-16-2018, 10:15 AM   #1
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Software Updates


I am new tro Linux.. can you simply tell me how to update Iceweasel browser....?
 
Old 10-16-2018, 10:31 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

Typically in Linux, we update our software using the "package manager."

Different Linux distributions ("distros" like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, etc.) have different package managers. Which distro are you using?

For example, if you are running the Debian distribution, then you have the "aptitude" package manager. You can read more about updating software in Debian with aptitude by reading this link: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/d...todate.en.html

The basic commands (this is an example for Debian with aptitude; don't follow these instructions if you aren't using Debian!) are as follows. These commands must be run as "root" or with "sudo".

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aptitude update
aptitude full-upgrade
Other distributions might have different package managers, and therefore slightly different update commands.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 11:26 AM   #3
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The distro is probably something in the Debian family if it uses Iceweasel, but not Debian itself unless he's using a really old version. Debian has now gone back to using Firefox.
 
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:44 PM   #4
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I've never used Iceweasel browser, I use Firefox.

In the Firefox help menu or in the Options/Preferences, it gives one the opportunity to update the browser. Does Iceweasel not have a similar situation?
 
Old 10-16-2018, 08:05 PM   #5
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Iceweasel is simply a rebranded, slightly customized-by-Debian Firefox. Debian, which is aggressively open (SystemD to the contrary not withstanding), had some qualms about certain items in Firefox which it felt were not up to its standards for openness. You can learn more here: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3036...illa-thaw.html

Those qualms have now been resolved and Debian now ships with Firefox.

Iceweasel would be in the Debian repos and would normally get updated via the regular Debian update process.

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