Updating firefox on ubuntu

This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily. This how-to explains how to install Firefox 60 on Linux, with or without replacing an existing Firefox installation. Warning for unexperienced Linux users: stick to the Firefox version included with your Linux distribution!Hello, I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved.If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem.

I tried updating via the "About Firefox" window (I always update like this) but apparently firefox doesn't detect the new version.

The catch is that an actual installation didn't occur.

With that, I mean that there was no desktop icon generated nor did the old firefox uninstall itself.

56 wouldn't work for me so I went back to 55.0.3 and am going to stay there for awhile.

Third-party builds likes the builds provided in a Linux distro in package manager are not updated by Mozilla as Mozilla only provides updates to official builds from like The tarball from Mozilla is basically a archive as you just extract and run the firefox script as there is no form of installer.

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