Firefox 3.6

ray burke rayburke30 at
Mon Nov 14 20:26:12 UTC 2011

 Eberhard Roloff,

It seems very complicated to me, is there an easy way to download it
as I thing my kpackagekit in
k10.10 mm not working as since I installed on my new computer (dual
core) no updates have
come up since about the 4th of October 2011?


On 11/15/11, Steve Morris <samorris at> wrote:
> 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.
> regards,
> Steve
>> 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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