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Chester Draws 11-20-2016 01:32 PM

Firefox not updating
 
Hi. New to Linux. Just installed Mint Rafaela 17.2 xfce, 32 bit. Its working ok but firefox is on version 38 and it will not update. Current version is 50 I've downloaded the current version but it won't install. Also struggling to import my firefox profile which I suspect may be due to the dated firefox.

Any help appreciated. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong of if its a technical issue.

BW-userx 11-20-2016 01:44 PM

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FireFox

ver 50 is what I see as the latest on that original Firefox Sight.

so now what do you mean it won't install?
fastest easist way to do this is.
un tar it, move it into your /opt directory
then mod your desktop file for it so you can still start it off your menu.

Code:

/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox
..
..
#At this line change it from this
Exec=firefox %u

#to this

Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox %u


Chester Draws 11-20-2016 01:59 PM

Downloaded it repeatedly. Then what?. I've tried extract and been told its wrong. I'm used to XP. Download a file, click on the download and click run. How does it work on linux?

Edit. Sorted. Google pointed me to software manager. Deleted firefox version 38 and installed latest version.

Thanks for the above help but I don't understand that. I'm a windows user. Keep it simple and I might keep up.

BW-userx 11-20-2016 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chester Draws (Post 5632696)
Downloaded it repeatedly. Then what?. I've tried extract and been told its wrong. I'm used to XP. Download a file, click on the download and click run. How does it work on linux?

Edit. Sorted. Google pointed me to software manager. Deleted firefox version 38 and installed latest version.

Thanks for the above help but I don't understand that. I'm a windows user. Keep it simple and I might keep up.

if you're a windows user what are you doing in Linux Forum?
if you are running Linux then guess what it is time to learn Linux. :study:

What I told you is simple. Remember this is not Windows.

if you have ark or file-roller
right click on your file then select ark or file-roller
let it untar your tar ball

then follow the previous steps I told you. but if you have already updated it with the package manager then what I told you is something still applicable for other apps/programs

ondoho 11-21-2016 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chester Draws (Post 5632688)
Hi. New to Linux. Just installed Mint Rafaela 17.2 xfce, 32 bit. Its working ok but firefox is on version 38 and it will not update.

38 is the most current version that will work reliably on mint 17.2. there's a good reason for that, please don't try to change it.

when you use gnu/linux distros, you use package management to install software, and not the wild web!

snowday 11-21-2016 02:39 PM

Firefox 38 is an ESR (Extended Support Release). Extended support is a good concept to understand, especially since you have made the decision to bypass Mint 18 and continue to use Mint 17 according to the LTS (Long Term Support) model.

Not that any of what I just said blocks you from installing a newer Firefox if you choose, of course. ;)

Chester Draws 11-22-2016 08:40 AM

Thanks for the replies. I updated to firefox 50 because it kept telling I was using an outdated version. The software management was easy to use and I assume a version of package management.

I used mint 17.2 because thats what I had on a flash drive from a few months ago. This was downloaded on the advice of a web page as being better for old pcs.

ondoho 11-26-2016 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chester Draws (Post 5633361)
I updated to firefox 50 because it kept telling I was using an outdated version.

if you installed FF from the repos, i'm sure it wouldn't do that.
unless, there was some problem with adobe flash iirc that would spit out similar messages.
an exact description of the error (when does it occur, what does it read) would be needed.

Quote:

The software management was easy to use and I assume a version of package management.
so you installed FF from the repos now?

is the problem solved now?

Chester Draws 11-26-2016 12:49 PM

No error. Just persistent reminders that a newer version was available. Not sure what the repos are. I used software management to uninstall version 38 and install version 50. Problem solved.


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