How to upgrade firefox on linux ?

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Hey there,

I need some help on upgrading my linux version, I'm on linux and i can't see any option to upgrade this to firefox 5, is there any one who can suggest me a way to do the upgrading please ?


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Answered By 0 points N/A #116502

How to upgrade firefox on linux ?


Upload Mozilla Firefox on Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 is not a matter. Infect here it can upload automatically. But in Linux it is not like that. To update Firefox in Linux you have to maintain some steps.

1. Go and download Firefox. xx. tar. gz

2. Unzip the file: tar xvfz Firefox. xx. tar. gz

3. You will see a Firefox directory in it.

4. On your terminal type: Where is Firefox.

5. It will give – /usr/bin/Firefox and /usr/lib/Firefox.

6. Go to /usr/lib (CD /usr/lib).

7. Replace this Firefox directory with newly downloaded directory.

8. And last task is Restart your Firefox.

This will help you to update Firefox in Linux.

Answered By 0 points N/A #116503

How to upgrade firefox on linux ?


Hello there,

Are you using ubuntu? Here are simpler steps to update firefox.

Open terminal and type the following.

  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam.firefox-stable.

  2. sudo apt-get update

  3. sudo apt-get install firefox. This time it will ask you to type 'Y' to continue.

    Just like the screenshot below.


APT is a package management used by ubuntu. It stores repositories in a file.

PPA is a personal package archives that allows you to upload packages to be used by APT.

The other approach in ubuntu is by using the Ubuntu Software Center.

  1. Go to Applications.

  2. Select Ubuntu Software Center

  3. On the Edit menu, click Software Sources. You may need to enter administrative password.

  4. Under Other Software tab, add this : ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

  5. Finally, upgrade.

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