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installing newest firefox on linux mint

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I am using Linux Mint 6.0.3.1 , and my Mozilla Firefox version is 77.0.1 . My Firefox will not update, neither automatically nor when prompted. When I go to all the pages for downloading and installing the newest Firefox, I am always able to download a package, which appears as a folder labeled " firefox-89.0.2.tar.bz2 " but then I cannot install it, it just appears as a folder full of files that will not run. I have tried following the command lines in the terminal that these pages claim will make the new version run, but I always just get a response like "no such command" or "no file exists." Shouldn't there be some relatively simple and reliable path to just get firefox 89 onto my computer?

I am using Linux Mint 6.0.3.1 , and my Mozilla Firefox version is 77.0.1 . My Firefox will not update, neither automatically nor when prompted. When I go to all the pages for downloading and installing the newest Firefox, I am always able to download a package, which appears as a folder labeled " firefox-89.0.2.tar.bz2 " but then I cannot install it, it just appears as a folder full of files that will not run. I have tried following the command lines in the terminal that these pages claim will make the new version run, but I always just get a response like "no such command" or "no file exists." Shouldn't there be some relatively simple and reliable path to just get firefox 89 onto my computer?

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You can copy the files in the tar.bz2 archive to a firefox folder in your home directory.

See "Install outside of a package manager".

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Did you unpack the tar.bz2 to a folder in your home directory ?

Did you try to launch Firefox via a terminal window to see whether messages are shown that give a clue ?

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When I download the program, I get a folder of files, named "firefox-89.0.2.tar.bz2" When I open it, it's a lot of files, nothing runs. How would I "unpack" it? Thanks!

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You can copy the files in the tar.bz2 archive to a firefox folder in your home directory.

See "Install outside of a package manager".