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Old 08-03-2016, 06:47 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
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Are Chrome and Firefox browsers automatically updated with Xubuntu software updates?


I'm running Xubuntu 16.04LTS and Chrome and Firefox browsers. Everybody says to make sure I have the latest versions of the browsers because having old versions opens you to security risks. Are Chrome and Firefox browsers updated with the software updates that are installed regularly from Xubuntu or do I need to do something? Thanks.
 
Old 08-03-2016, 08:25 PM   #2
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If the package maintainer does an update then yes it will be available as normal.
 
Old 08-03-2016, 11:43 PM   #3
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If the package maintainer does an update then yes it will be available as normal.
Thanks Keith but that leads to another question: how do I know if the package maintainer does the update? I really think it does. When I watch the updates sometimes it often mentions Chrome and Firefox but I don't know. Thanks.
 
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You should have some pkg update logs somewhere; you can chk to see if its ever been updated.
Certainly I'd expect major browser to be updated eg I know FF is updated on RHEL/Centos etc.
You could also try looking into the pkg repos and see if different versions are listed ...
 
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Generally:

If you installed Firefox from the Ubuntu repository then yes, it is updated in a timely manner by the Ubuntu team. If you installed it from another repository e.g. a PPA, it is in the hands of the maintainer of that repository as to how frequently it is updated (check the repository website to see the date of last update). If you installed it by hand (.deb, sh installer or make/compile) then you will probably have to install any future updates yourself.

Chrome is unusual (in my limited experience anyway) in that the .deb file you download and install from Google also adds the Chrome repository to your repositories. So, if you installed it that way, you will get timely updates.
 
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:45 PM   #6
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You should have some pkg update logs somewhere; you can chk to see if its ever been updated.
Certainly I'd expect major browser to be updated eg I know FF is updated on RHEL/Centos etc.
You could also try looking into the pkg repos and see if different versions are listed ...
Thanks Chris.
 
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Generally:

If you installed Firefox from the Ubuntu repository then yes, it is updated in a timely manner by the Ubuntu team. If you installed it from another repository e.g. a PPA, it is in the hands of the maintainer of that repository as to how frequently it is updated (check the repository website to see the date of last update). If you installed it by hand (.deb, sh installer or make/compile) then you will probably have to install any future updates yourself.

Chrome is unusual (in my limited experience anyway) in that the .deb file you download and install from Google also adds the Chrome repository to your repositories. So, if you installed it that way, you will get timely updates.
Thanks hydrurga. I'm pretty sure the FF came with the fresh Xubuntu 16.04LTS install. The Chrome I'm pretty sure it's (I'm not on that computer but I'll check it) in the "update" box in the software updater in Xubuntu.

I'm thinking both are being updated.
 
  


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