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Mindovermaster    930

I looked all over the web how to apply the latest Firefox Quantum (Version 57). I tried several guides, but nothing is working. I look at About FireFox and no matter what I do, I still see version 56...

 

There something I'm missing? I did download the TAR.GZ file, but I don't see any installer in there. Am I blind?

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Circaflex    3,063

https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest-ssl&os=linux64&lang=en-US

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

 

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Installing outside of a package manager

Complete instructions for installing Firefox outside of package management may be available at your distribution's support website. For example:

Installing Firefox on Ubuntu

Installing Firefox on OpenSuse

Before you install Firefox, make sure that your computer has the required libraries installed. Missing libraries will cause Firefox to be inoperable.

The installation file provided by Mozilla in .tar.bz2 format does not contain sources but pre-compiled binary files, therefore you can simply unpack and run them. There is no need to compile the program from source.

The following instructions will install Firefox into your home directory, and only the current user will be able to run it.

Download Firefox from the Firefox download page to your home directory.

Note: If you want to have a choice of the language and operating system for your Firefox installation, please visit the Systems & Languages download page instead.

Open a Terminal and go to your home directory: cd ~

Extract the contents of the downloaded file: tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2

Close Firefox if it's open.

To start Firefox, run the firefox script in the firefox folder: ~/firefox/firefox

Firefox should now start. You can then create an icon on your desktop to run this command.

 

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+BudMan    2,941

you want the windows installer I take it?

 

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/57.0/

 

I would really just bookmark

 

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

 

And you can get any installer you want for past or current or betas for whatever OS, etc..

 

edit:  Just noticed your using mint.. Yeah you fine the installer there.

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Circaflex    3,063
Just now, BudMan said:

you want the windows installer I take it?

 

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/57.0/

That is what I originally thought, considering FF has always been offered in tar.bz2 form from their website, but I wasn't entirely sure as OP posted in the Linux forum.

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+BudMan    2,941

Doh... I didn't even notice I was in the linux forum ;) but I did notice his info below his avatar..

 

The link I posted is for everything - bookmark it for future need.. hehehe

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Brandon H    1,499
1 minute ago, BudMan said:

you want the windows installer I take it?

 

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/57.0/

 

I would really just bookmark

 

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

 

And you can get any installer you want for past or current or betas for whatever OS, etc..

might want to check your forum section @BudMan. this is the Unix section :p

 

What distro are you using @Mindovermaster? it should be in most distro's app stores soon.

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+BudMan    2,941

Yeah all feel free to kick me.. Been one of those days - I need a beer ;)  yup in the linux section.. hehehe

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Mindovermaster    930

When I run /firefox/firefox, it just opens the older firefox...

 

Reason I am asking.

 

It is not available in my Software Manager yet.

 

@Circaflex- Unless I am blind, it says to make sure libraries are installed, not saying which they are.

 

@Brandon H- My distro is Mint 18.2 (need to edit that under my avatar)

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Circaflex    3,063
31 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

When I run /firefox/firefox, it just opens the older firefox...

 

Reason I am asking.

 

It is not available in my Software Manager yet.

 

@Circaflex- Unless I am blind, it says to make sure libraries are installed, not saying which they are.

 

@Brandon H- My distro is Mint 18.2 (need to edit that under my avatar)

Clicking "required libraries" takes you to here, https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/57.0/system-requirements/ which lists the following requirements for linux

 

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Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:

GTK+ 3.4 or higher

GLib 2.22 or higher

Pango 1.14 or higher

X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)

libstdc++ 4.6.1 or higher

 

For optimal functionality, we recommend the following libraries or packages:

NetworkManager 0.7 or higher

DBus 1.0 or higher

GNOME 2.16 or higher

PulseAudio

You can try sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox56 to remove your old version and reinstall FF57. You should be able to update to FF57 through Update Manager though as well, according to the Mint forums it is available on there.

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Mindovermaster    930

Oh, Update manager wasn't showing it for some odd reason. I see it in there now. :/

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