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I'd like to upgrade my Firefox on Ubuntu to the latest version. I downloaded the file firefox-16.0.2.tar.bz2 and unpacked it, but I don't see any instructions on how to install it. What should I do?

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does 'sudo apt-get install firefox' or 'sudo apt-get install firefox=16.0.2' not work? but usually in terms of installing packages-the standard method (usually there are directions in a file called INSTALL), usually one uses './configure' to configure the package to work for their system then they use 'make' to compile it. and 'make install' to install it. You need to make sure you have the g++ compiler installed though I remember ubuntu not having it installed by default. – u8sand Nov 19 '12 at 2:27
Ok it works.. sorry I'm new to Ubuntu. Didn't know I should install that way. – JJ Beck Nov 19 '12 at 2:33
to save you from future problems (if you don't have aptitude) install it "sudo apt-get install aptitude" – u8sand Nov 19 '12 at 2:53
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If this is not a test PC or if you want any kind of maintainability then do not install from a tarball. De-installing it later (e.g. because you want to upgrade to the next version) might be hard.

Instead use aptitude or another package manager.

If you tried that and it did not list firefox try deb quantal-security main to add the repository.

If you want to download a package manual, try

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Okay thank you! – JJ Beck Nov 19 '12 at 2:33

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