Updating firefox on ubuntu
Using this ppa will not only install the latest Firefox 62 daily build, once called “minefield” – updated daily!It will also update your current Firefox and Thunderbird to test versions.This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily. This how-to explains how to install Firefox 60 on Linux, with or without replacing an existing Firefox installation. Warning for unexperienced Linux users: stick to the Firefox version included with your Linux distribution!Any ideas on how to properly migrate from firefox 56 to firefox quantum (firefox 57) on Ubuntu?EDIT: Clarity I am currently using firefox 56 on Ubuntu 16.04. I tried updating via the "About Firefox" window (I always update like this) but apparently firefox doesn't detect the new version.
Third-party builds likes the builds provided in a Linux distro in package manager are not updated by Mozilla as Mozilla only provides updates to official builds from like The tarball from Mozilla is basically a archive as you just extract and run the firefox script as there is no form of installer.
This how-to supposes that the downloaded file is saved in the “Downloads” directory located in your home directory. In case you want to learn more on these extensions: tar, bzip2.
To extract this juicy archive, open the Downloads directory.
I went to the firefox quantum download page, and downloaded firefox 57 and was able to run it.
I tried updating via the "About Firefox" window (I always update like this) but apparently firefox doesn't detect the new version.
The catch is that an actual installation didn't occur.