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Having trouble updating mozilla on the ubuntu OS


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#1 Pentazoid

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:58 PM

I want to update mozilla firefox through the ubuntu linux terminal . I tried directly downloading an updated version of firefox directly from the mozilla website and when I try to extract the firefox.tar.bz file, I am unable to do so. I want to update the firefox web browser because I want to access pandora radio player who requires an updated version of firefox.

This is not a very straight forward process of downloading and updating a web browser in linux like it would be on a windows operating system , for all its faults.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:31 PM

Hi Pentazoid,

what version of Ubuntu are you using? What version of Firefox are you trying to run on it?

How did you try to install Firefox? The extension tar.gz indicates a zipped file, if using the command line, you can unzip the file by using the comannd tar xf filename. How is the file you extracted named? Can you give me the link from where you downloaded it?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:14 PM

I am using ubuntu 9.04. What I first tried to do was download an updated version of mozilla. I click on the 'firefox free downlaod 7.01 for linux i786 English (US)' button. I then open firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2 with Archiive Manager (default). After I download the update, their is a window that pops up that says its 'reading archive' , then takes me to the archive manager where it only shows one firefox folder whose size is 29.2 MB and then click on the extract button and from there it takes me to the user menu and I am totally lost.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:48 PM

Hi,

you need to extract the entire folder called "firefox" onto your system. Once this is done, you open the folder "firefox" with your file browser and launch the file called firefox. This should get you the new firefox. The download is not an update, it's the complete firefox 7.

This being said, you may want to consider updating your Ubuntu release as it is seriously out of date. Support and updates for that OS ended almost a year ago.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:25 AM

That did not work very well for me. Is there a relatively more straight forward way of updating a web browser besides the conventional way? Like by typing a command in my terminal?

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:33 AM

Have you tried through the Synaptic Package Manager or the Ubuntu Software Manager ?

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

No. How would I used the Synaptic Package Manager to upgrade the mozilla web browser?

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:22 PM

Personally I'd say upgrade your OS to a current release, like natty narwhale and by default the firefox version will also be upgraded to Firefox7. In addition you'd once again be able to get security updates and bug fixes for your ubuntu, which you don't get any longer for your version as it is too old.

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