Why? As you see it just causes troubles and confusion to have software installed outside of the packet managers. I mean ... It's OK if you know what you do. But if you don't it will be a rather frustrating experience. With your level of knowledge you'd be better off to only use software that is in the repos. At least for now.Vic wrote: Downloaded Firefox 18.104.22.168 into /home/Vic/firefox
And so? It will be there as soon as the people making the packages are done with finishing the package, doing their final tests, and so on. There is no need to hurry with upgrading "or else ...." .... This isn't WindowsVic wrote: I couldn't use the package managers because the current version of Firefox is not on them
Don't get me wrong ... it's just that if you take on a too big of a challenge you might soon be frustrated. One step after the other.Vic wrote: I understand your "with your level of knowledge" comment, but this is precisely the issue I'm trying to learn about.
/usr/lib is for libraries (in Windows you'd call that *.DLL's ...) and some software packages create their sub-directories in there. So by that logic /usr/lib/mozilla would be the libraries owned and used by the (classic) Mozilla web-suite which emerged out of the ancient Netscape Communicator browser suite -- often plugins will install into that location (/usr/lib/mozilla) because many other browsers that can use Mozilla's plugins will search for suitable plugins in that directory. Typical candidates: Opera and Konqueror. So /usr/lib/mozilla is there for compatibility purposes. And /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox would be the libs owned by the Firefox stand-alone web browser which emerged out of the Mozilla web suite. I think you already have one version of Firefox installed on your system and that's why those directories are there.Vic wrote: /usr/lib/
Guess what happened this morning when I logged in? I was notified of an update: Firefox 22.214.171.124 ==> 126.96.36.199Vic wrote:Brilliant, and thanks for the information. I do really appreciate it!
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