Pointing to latest firefox Ubuntu

The firefox update can be downloaded as *.tar.gz from the official website.

We can directly move to the downloaded directory and untar it . It will give us a folder named firefox .Inside that , we will be having an executable named firefox. Once you trigger the executable , the new version of firefox will launch.

But, we have a problem here. The existing version still exists in home folder as .firefox . And if you take an attempt by clicking on the firefox icon, it will launch the older version of your firefox.

We need to find out the directory where the firefox is installed. In my case, it was in /usr/lib . Sometimes, it may get installed in /opt or /etc. we need to replace the /usr/lib/firefox directory with our downloaded latest firefox.

cd /usr/lib
sudo cp -r /home/user/download/firefox .

Enter the password to proceed with the action.

After the copy, when you click on the firefox icon , new version of the firefox will open.

Mozilla Firefox update

I never thought updating firefox browser is going to be this much easy . Always i tend to visit mozilla website and look for the new version . Download it and will google to find the steps for installation in linux.

But there is a very simple way of doing this . There is a tab named “About Firefox” under the menu Help . Just open it .. It will automatically update your firefox if needed 😛

Firefox Update

Update Page

How to upgrade transmission(default torrent client) in linuxmint

i am using linux mint 11. The default torrent client for linux mint is transmission. The pre-installed transmission does not contain queue facility.. However, Transmission version – 2.42 has been released where the option is accrued. But by using synaptic packet manager we cant upgrade transmission to 2.42. there are three commands to upgrade this software. They are shown below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install transmission-gtk

Open the terminal and run above 3 commands.. Now, you ll get transmission 2.42