I installed the firefox dev edition by extracting the tar file from
But when an update was available, firefox showed me this error:
Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version - you won't lose saved information or customizations.
Turns out the
/opt/firefox_dev_edition directory was owned by
root user, which resulted in
Permission denied error when firefox tried to update itself. So, I changed the owner to the main user, which I use the system through:
chown -R "$USER":"$USER" /opt/firefox_dev_edition
This command changes both the user and the group of the directory and all of its files and sub directories recursively(the
-R option is an alias for
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It worked. Thanks! But I used
sudofor it to work, though.