How to Manually Upgrade Firefox in Linux

Posted January 31, 2007 by arvind9november in Linux

This is for linux users only. When it comes to upgrading firefox from lower version to upper version, I could not find the standard way to do it. This is what I did.

This is for linux users only.

1. Go to firefox site to see the latest updates.

2. Download the latest firefox tar.

3. Untar and decompress the file:

tar xvfz firefox.xx.tar.gz

4. You will see a firefox directory in it. On your terminal type:

whereis firefox

and it should return /usr/bin/firefox and /usr/lib/firefox.

5. Go to /usr/lib and find firefox directory there. Replace this firefox directory with the firefox installation you downloaded.

6. Restart firefox.

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