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easy way to update firefox

Postby DJ A. J. Slye on Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:47 am

If Firefox pops up that a new version is available or you use help / check for updates and a new version is available, here is how to update using Firefox update:

hit alt f2 and type gksudo firefox, now using help/check for updates should allow Firefox update to run and install the update, that's it close all Firefox windows and reopen, your now enjoying 3.6.12...
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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby Dyfi on Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:03 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the tip - I had been wondering how to do it painlessly. Worked fine.

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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby Silent Warrior on Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:37 pm

Maybe it works... but I doubt this approach is kosher.
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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby Dreamer80 on Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:55 pm

Ty mate
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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby vrkalak on Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:54 pm

I usually add the Mozilla/Firefox repositories to my sources.list . . . updates/upgrades are then automatic, every time I update.

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##Run this command: wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add - && apt-get update

Copy and paste, this to the bottom of your /etc/apt/sources.list  >>  deb http://mozilla.debian.net/packages/ ./

Then ... apt-get update


I am now using Firefox-4.0 beta 7 . . . successfully.
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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby beli0135 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:46 pm

This key is inop...also cannot be found on pgp keyservers.
What to do?
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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby mads on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:20 pm

Silent Warrior wrote:Maybe it works... but I doubt this approach is kosher.

A definitive candidate for quote of the year. :lol:
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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby vrkalak on Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:00 pm

Try here >>

http://opensourcetips.org/howto/linux/8 ... -in-ubuntu

The repros and signing keys are different for both Debian and Ubuntu PPa's
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Mint-10 / Ubuntu 10.10-based versions >>

###### 3rd Party Binary Repos

#### Mozilla Daily Build Team - http://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozil ... rchive/ppa
## Run this command: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 247510BE
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla ... ppa/ubuntu maverick main


####### 3rd Party Source Repos

#### Mozilla Daily Build Team (Source) - http://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozil ... rchive/ppa
## Run this command: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 247510BE
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Re: easy way to update firefox

Postby beli0135 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:39 am

Naaah...
I think I will stick to superuser firefox run and update it from there...
I dont like mixing frogs and grogs.
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