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Running newly installed firefox binary still runs the old version

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Linux CentOS, downloaded firefox-45.0.2.tar.bz2, extracted, then ~/Downloads/firefox/firefox initiates browser, Help-->About firefox still shows Firefox ESR v.31.2.0 which is too old to be supported by many applications (e.g., youtube videos no longer play)

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Do you still have other Firefox versions installed, possibly from the repositories of your Linux distribution?

To what folder did you extract the files in the 45.0.2 release?

Did you try to use a script to change the directory and start Firefox or possibly start Firefox via a terminal window?

#!/bin/sh

cd ~/Downloads/firefox/firefox
./firefox

# you can try this command with the -no-remote switch and create a new profile:
# ./firefox -no-remote -P
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Do you still have other Firefox versions installed, possibly from the repositories of your Linux distribution?

To what folder did you extract the files in the 45.0.2 release?

Did you try to use a script to change the directory and start Firefox or possibly start Firefox via a terminal window?

#!/bin/sh

cd ~/Downloads/firefox/firefox
./firefox

# you can try this command with the -no-remote switch and create a new profile:
# ./firefox -no-remote -P
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Was the old Firefox 31.2.0 still running when you tried to start Firefox 45.0.2

Also did you try to run the Firefox 45.0.2 script while all Firefox instances were exited/quit.

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Thank you, these 2 responses put me on track. 1) "Do you still have other Firefox versions installed, possibly from the repositories of your Linux distribution?"

Yes, there are other versions installed

"To what folder did you extract the files in the 45.0.2 release?"

I downloaded to ~/Downloads, closed my open firefox browser, then executed the firefox binary in directory ~/Downloads/firefox. However, I tried your suggestion firefox -no-remote -P to get a new profile dialogue box and found I couldn't use the existing profile because firefox was running (even though I closed it)

2) "Was the old Firefox 31.2.0 still running when you tried to start Firefox 45.0.2" I closed the browser

"Also did you try to run the Firefox 45.0.2 script while all Firefox instances were exited/quit"

I thought I did, but your and co-rel's responses got me to

  1. ps aux | grep firefox

and find there was still something running in the background, which I killed.

Now, I see that the firefox binary in ~/Downloads/firefox is a binary installed several days ago with

  1. yum update firefox

which gives v.38.7.0

This is updated enough to get applications working which were not working before, but I'm at a loss as to what happened to v.45 which was downloaded and extracted to ~/Downloads.

Maybe it's best to use the version installed/updated by the package manager for CentOS 6 and not try to get farther ahead than what is in the repositories? I can be a glutton for punishment, though---wouldn't mind fiddling with v.45