Updating Firefox

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 8 13:22:49 UTC 2010

Javier Garcia wrote:

> Hi,
> i've downloaded a new FF release. I've created the symbolink link in 
> /usr/bin/firefox.
> After that, when i type "firefox" i get this message:
> The program 'firefox' is currently not installed.  You can install it
> by typing:
> sudo apt-get install firefox-3.0
> bash: firefox: command not found

This is odd. What's the contents of your $PATH? (at a terminal, type
	echo $PATH
to get it).

For whatever reason, the shell isn't finding anything called 'firefox'
in your $PATH. Either /usr/bin isn't in it (not likely) or the
'firefox' symlink isn't there. Check spellings and capitalisation of

Even if the link was pointing to the wrong file, you should still get a
Permission Denied or similar error when it tries to execute whatever
it's pointing at.

Unless, thinking about it, the symlink is to a directory. That would
probably produce the error you're getting.

Where is the symlink pointing? Where have you put the Firefox files,
and how did you get them (I'm guessing you downloaded a tarball from

Avi Greenbury
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