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i have downloaded an updated version of firefox on my linux system and the file only appears as a read only file in archives, what do i do?

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i have downloaded an updated version of firefox on my linux system and the file only appears as a read only file in archives, what do i do?

I was told that I needed to update my firefox web browser and was directed to the Morzilla website and the new firefox downloaded. However the file downloaded into archives as a read only file and when i open it it only comes up with image and text information. How do i download the file so it can be used and as a web browser?

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Re: i have downloaded an updated version of firefox on my linux system and the file only appears as a read only file in archives, what do i do?

Hi,

You can download the latest here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Once the .tar.bz2 file is downloaded, or if it is the one already downloaded, you can unzip it and run the file named firefox, which would usually start Firefox. You may have to exit the current Firefox (3.6) before starting the new one.

You can also try to use the Ubuntu Software manager/Update manager to update the Ubuntu Firefox; this may not work if the 10.04 repositories is not being updated anymore.

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Re: i have downloaded an updated version of firefox on my linux system and the file only appears as a read only file in archives, what do i do?

See also:

Make sure that you meet the system requirements for Firefox 15.0.1

You can also look at the ESR version if you can't use Firefox 15.