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    Firefox update automatically

    Title is the question.

    The answer is:
    Code:
    sudo chown -R <user>:<user> /opt/firefox
    My "Settings > General > Firefox Updates" is set for auto install updates, but has never worked.

    I got tired of downloading firefox, unzipping, then copying firefox folder to "/opt".
    The answer is easy peasy.

    I'm answering my own question so I don't forget where to look.

    PS: If your using Snap Firefox. No idea
    Last edited by VMC; February 2nd, 2024 at 03:35 AM. Reason: added "-R" to answer

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    Re: Firefox update automatically

    I use the ppa and have had no issues.

    You also have to reset priorities as shown or it will reinstall the Firefox snap.
    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/04/...t-ubuntu-22-04
    https://www.kubuntuforums.net/forum/...-without-snapd
    https://fostips.com/ubuntu-21-10-two...x-remove-snap/
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    Re: Firefox update automatically

    You're obviously using the .tar.bz (or is it .tat.gz, I'm not on my Xubuntu OS at the moment) which is what I use having removed the total snap infrastructure from my machines.
    As I'm the sole user I just leave the firefox archive in its own folder in Downloads and it works faultlessly. I do however create a symbolic link from that Downloads executable to /usr/bin/firefox to allow cli command firefox to work as usual.

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    Re: Firefox update automatically

    A .deb is available per the FF 122 release notes , but you need to add the repository as outlined in the instructions. I have used the instructions on two installations.

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...-distributions
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    Re: Firefox update automatically

    i have no issues with mine as well...
    The links by oldfred an Frogs Hair lay it out nicely.
    I've added a extra step:
    Code:
    echo 'Unattended-Upgrade::Allowed-Origins:: "LP-PPA-mozillateam:${distro_codename}";' | sudo tee /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/51unattended-upgrades-firefox
    That command disables automatic Firefox updates from the Snap repository.
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