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Thread: Do I have to update Firefox Manually?

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    Question Do I have to update Firefox Manually?

    Hello,

    Do I have to update Firefox Manually or Software Update will do it for me?

    Thanks
    Camelia

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    Re: Do I have to update Firefox Manually?

    Software Updater will notify you of any updates to FF.
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    Red face Re: Do I have to update Firefox Manually?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdesilva View Post
    Software Updater will notify you of any updates to FF.
    Oh! this is a very nice feature of Ubuntu !!

    Thank you very much

    Camelia

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    Re: Do I have to update Firefox Manually?

    Ubuntu updates most software that it or you install. There are very few programs that you will need to update manually, mainly app images. Some third party programs like google chrome will ask if you want them updated by ubuntu when installing them.

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    Red face Re: Do I have to update Firefox Manually?

    Quote Originally Posted by crip720 View Post
    Ubuntu updates most software that it or you install. There are very few programs that you will need to update manually, mainly app images. Some third party programs like google chrome will ask if you want them updated by ubuntu when installing them.
    Thank you very much, I am very happy with Ubuntu updates

    Camelia

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    Re: Do I have to update Firefox Manually?

    It depends on how the software was installed whether any special updating is needed or not.

    If you always use the package manager to find, download, and install software, then the updates for that package manager will handle it. There are different settings to control whether updates happen automatically or not. I have them disabled on all my systems; reasons.

    If you manually download some package and manually install it, then you'll need to manually maintain it. That is the rule regardless of how any manual software is installed.

    On Linux, answers are seldom simple, but almost always have very clear reasons.

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