My system specs are in my profile.
Every so often, Firefox shows me this message:
My first question: Isn’t the Software system utility supposed to take care of this automatically? Is it truly necessary for me to download/install an entirely new version of FF to update it?
But let’s set that question aside for a moment. What does Firefox say my current version is? Answer: 65.0.2
. . . and if I download, what version will I get?
Okay. So let’s go over to the Software system utility. What does it say about the version of Firefox that is installed on my system?
. . . so that must mean I already have the newest version installed. Right?
Well, let’s see what happens when I ask
snap info firefox :
Answer: 65.0.2. It appears even my system can’t agree with itself.
- Firefox says I have 65.0.2
- A newer version, 66.0.3, is available for download
- . . . and the Software system utility isn’t automatically updating FF to 66.0.3, for reasons unexplained
- The Software system utility says I already have 66.0.3 installed . . . .
- . . . yet Firefox insists No, you don’t
- A direct inquiry via the terminal shows I have 65.0.2 installed
Anyone got any advice on what a newb like me is supposed to do with this conflicting information?
Separate question: Does Budgie have a package manager? Do I need a package manager for a .tar.bz2 download? Or will a simple double-click on the extracted file trigger installation? I always have miles and miles of issues when trying to insall programs.
As always, thank you for any assistance.