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Firefox Developer Edition On Ubuntu - Update Hassles

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On Ubuntu, FFDE can be configured to

1. Auto-update - but it just displays a message saying that it cannot update

2. Download updates and request permission to install them - all it does is display a message saying a new update is available

I think this all stems from the fact that FFDE at present has to be manually installed on Ubuntu. Why this is so, I cannot fathom - maybe someone here has an answer to why open sourced op system users are inconvenienced by Firefox.

It's feasible to script an update procedure to Ubuntu for FFDE. But this will not stop the annoying (every 2 hours) pop-ups about new updates being available - even when there is no new update there . . .

Maybe FFDE could simply stop automatic update reminders altogether. Users can decide (or script) for themselves if they want to update.

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Note that this usually happens if you install Firefox from the Mozilla server in a location that requires root privileges to be able to update.

See my reply in this thread.

  • /questions/1331971 Firefox Developer edition on ubuntu asking to reinstall the package on every update