> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion > several times is mentioned:
> "Install the package"
> Now I can "Install":
> via "Synaptic Package Manager"
> via "Ubuntu Software Center"
> via "sudo apt-get install"
> via unpacking and doing god knows what since it's never the same:
> SInce the Firefox download for Linux is:
> "Install" are you referring to?
I think what is meant is to install the Ubuntu package called
"firefox". You can use Synaptic, software-center, or apt-get to do
that, the effect is the same.
Installing a package means ... installing a package (i.e. a DEB
package on Ubuntu). The package name is explained in each section. You
can use any supported method to do that (i.e. Synaptic, apt-get,
aptitude, or Ubuntu Software Center). Realistically, you just need to
upgrade after adding one of the PPAs.
Installing a .tar.gz or .tgz is not the same as installing a package
(unless you're a Slackware user) and that is explained in
"."Installing from the Mozilla website."
> apturl is definitely the best way to deal with it.
Generally yes. The "install the package" link is also important because:
- apt is not implemented by default on all derivatives/versions,
- when there are many packages to be installed at the same time, apt
is not the most convenient.
- this link allows to give, in a simple way, all installation methods
valid for all the supported derivatives and versions, with and without
- people who don't have access to internet will need a link to the
By the way, in the ubuntu-fr wiki, this "how to install a package"
tutorial is so widely used that we put in the wiki editor a button to
automatically insert it in the edition window. I am going to open a
new thread to discuss about it.