Firefox 3.6

Steve Morris samorris at
Mon Nov 14 20:12:29 UTC 2011

On 15/11/11 06:26, ray burke wrote:
>   Eberhard Roloff,
> so just type in a terminal "sudo /opt/firefox/firefox", and then that
> will auto update my firefox to
> current release?
Not specifically. That will run firefox as root, which will then allow 
the update process you still need to select from the menus to actually 
function. This method is required because /opt/firefox, in the above 
scenario, is owned by root. An alternative to this is to change the 
group ownership on /opt/firefox and all subdirectories and files from 
root to some other group that exists, then add write privileges to the 
group attributes for everything under the /opt/firefox tree, then add 
the group to your userid, which will then give your id the necessary 
privileges to then be able to run firefox without the requirement for 
sudo to update firefox. This is the process I am using for firefox 8 in 
another distribution.


> ray
> On 11/15/11, Eberhard Roloff<tuxebi at>  wrote:
>> Am 13.11.2011 20:52, schrieb ray burke:
>>>    Eberhard Roloff<tuxebi at>,
>>> OK then how do I stop the 3.6 and download the latest version for
>>> k10.10 as deb format?
>>> ray
>> There is no need for a deb. Simply download the latest
>> release from mozilla.
>> Then, just as an example, decompress the download to
>> /opt/firefox
>> or unzip and then move the resulting directory to /opt as
>> root, i.e. with sudo mv<directory>  /opt
>> And then use /opt/firefox/firefox to start firefox
>> When you want to update your firefox, do, just for the
>> update purposes,
>> sudo /opt/firefox/firefox
>> Surely, you can also use firefox from your home, but then
>> other users will not have the latest firefox realease for
>> them to use.
>> HTH
>> Eberhard
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