Manually Updating Firefox 3.5.9

Asked by Robert Bancroft

How do I manually update Firefox 3.5.9 to 3.6.3? I am running Ubuntu Studio 9.10.
The Firefox website said Help >> Check for updates, but in my version of Firefox (3.5.9) there is no Check For Updates option under Help. So now it appears that I need some.


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Jens Maucher (jensmaucher) said :

You can manually down the actual firefox, extract it and run it with ./firefox

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

a more graceful way is to use the mozilla ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

This will gie you the option for 3.6.6 by running:

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

Should be ok, If you use the extracted files then you will need to MANUALLY uprade, using this PPA will apply updates when the PPA gets updated.

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GREG T. (ubuntuer) said :

actionparsnip thank you ! i used something like this yesterday and got firefox 3.6.4 thanks to you i now have 3.6.6 namoroka

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Robert Bancroft (robertbancroftrb) said :

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.