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Need help to update to latest version for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS please?

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I need to run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit but I also need to update Firefox to run the latest version so Gmail will have all of its features.

I currently have Firefox 3.6.23.

I am new to Linux and have not installed many programs, and I don't know what to do to install it. I went to the Firefox website and downloaded the files for Firefox 30.0 (?). I extracted the files to a directory, now I don't know what to do... how do I install the program?? When I checked the firefox about menu nothing happens, the support page says it will automatically update to the latest version if you do that.

thanks! steve

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If I double click on the file "firefox-30.0.tar.bz2" then something called an archive manager starts and another window appears that shaows a folder call firefox. I then selected "extract" and made a folder for it to extract into. But I don't know what to do now. There are a number of executable files in the archive including "updater" but if I double click "updater" nothing happens.

Can anyone lend a hand ?

thanks! steve

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The tar.bz2 is basically just a archive as you just extract and run the firefox script. There is no make or installer or updater in this.

You can then create a panel, desktop or such launcher to this firefox script. There is a firefox icon you can use in browser/icons/ folder.

The Check for Updates in About menu is only for the official builds from and not for builds you built yourself from source or third-party provided builds or packages like say from ubuntu.

Why are you using a old LTS version of Ubuntu from April 2010 and not 14.04 LTS trusty if it must be a LTS.

Would link to but it is down now for past twelve hours according to twitter yet .org is still up.

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Ok thanks! How do I "extract and run the firefox script" ?

The 10.04 LTS version is needed due to a specialized program I have that only works on this OS. I am going to upgrade to the latest as a virtual machine though.

thanks, steve

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