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    Default New release of Firefox

    How does one install the new release of Firefox in 42.1 ? The repository still has the prior release...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stansaraczewski View Post
    How does one install the new release of Firefox in 42.1 ? The repository still has the prior release...
    42.1 is no longer supported since over a month, there won't be any updates.
    You should better upgrade to a supported version, i.e. 42.2.

    You can of course download Firefox from mozilla.org, that should work on any distribution.
    And the mozilla repo on OBS is apparently still active for 42.1 too:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/

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    Thank you for the advice... I recently upgraded to 42.1 from a much older release and felt that I had made a significant move but now I see that wasn't quite so.

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    Default Re: New release of Firefox

    Ok - I have upgraded to 42.2 and still see the old release of Firefox. How can I update to the current release of Firefox ?

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    Default AW: New release of Firefox

    What is old?

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    Code:
    zypper se -si firefox

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    Default Re: New release of Firefox

    If you always want the very latest firefox download it from the mozilla site.
    You can untar it in any folder you want ( I use /usr/share/) and create symlink in /usr/bin, like this
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    cd /usr/share
    tar -xf /path/to/Downloads/firefox*
    ln -s /usr/share/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
    You only need the symlink once - it will stay. You update firefox the same way and it overwrites the existing firefox folder. Back it up if you may wish to revert.
    Pete

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    Default Re: New release of Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by stansaraczewski View Post
    Ok - I have upgraded to 42.2 and still see the old release of Firefox. How can I update to the current release of Firefox ?
    Hi
    There are also other reasons why it's not available.....
    https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-.../msg00926.html

    Remember release numbers may just add features, security issues are backported, so running the latest is not always the best.
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