Ralf1e wrote:I have twice had a box appear on the screen inviting me to click on a button to upgrade to Firefox 5 .
I have ignored it and closed the pane. Does anyone know anything about this?
I keep LMDE upgraded through terminal and it installed Firfox 4 through the upgrades itself. Is this a problem or just something Firefox 4 does itself
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craigevil wrote:Personally I just use Firefox from Mozilla.
AlbertP wrote:Sorry, but there is no 'Firefox' under the Update tab on Linux. The Linux version uses the distro's own updater, while the Windows version provides its own (Microsoft does not add FF to Windows' updates where Linux distros do).
JeffShepherd wrote:I've had one notification from Firefox that an upgrade is available but I had to stop it as everyting was running at a snails pace. I know Firefox 5 will soon be available through the repositories but just out of interest, is there away to make Firefox 4 check again for the update?
The same. Just downloaded the Linux localized version from Mozilla site. No need to compile anything.
I had previously installed FF 4.01 on /opt.
I just had to download it, uncompress and move the new firefox folder on /opt to replace the old one.
Nothing can be more easy.
PurplePerson wrote:JeffShepherd wrote:I've had one notification from Firefox that an upgrade is available but I had to stop it as everyting was running at a snails pace. I know Firefox 5 will soon be available through the repositories but just out of interest, is there away to make Firefox 4 check again for the update?
If you go to Menu->Help->About Firefox, there will be a button for checking for updates. I wouldn't though.
JeffShepherd wrote:I've done that and there is a link to click on that takes me to the Mozilla website but no button. Why would you not upgrade this way?
PurplePerson wrote:JeffShepherd wrote:I've done that and there is a link to click on that takes me to the Mozilla website but no button. Why would you not upgrade this way?
Strange, mine (v4.0.1) does have a button for checking for updates on the 'About' dialog. Honestly don't know why yours wouldn't.
I just wouldn't go this route because you'll be updating software outside of the package manager. The package you downloaded was probably the tar.bz2 file, which you extract and then put in /opt either in place of the existing version or alongside (along with any $PATH adjustments if you need). The problem is that the package manager doesn't know any of this has happened. If you replace your existing firefox 4 with the new firefox 5 (as /opt/firefox) the package manager will still think you have firefox 4 installed.
When version 5 gets pushed to the repositories the package manager will want to update to version 5 (thinking it still has version 4 installed). Now chances are it won't cause any problems, but why take the risk for the sake of (probably) a few days?
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