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Firefox issue - can't get updates (non curated apps)

elementary OS Asked by Rob Brown on August 28, 2021

I’m having issues with Firefox:

  1. It is a ‘non curated’ app, so when i try to select automatically update in the firefox setting, the toggle is greyed out and I’m told the app is managed by the system.

This seems very un-linux like. Surely there’s a method to override this non-curated stuff and allow users to take the risk and allow updates for any app? I’m going to be downloading a LOT of un-curated software.

  1. The toggle to set as my preferred browser is also greyed out because of the same reason. I have tried setting it as default in the system settings, but still when I open links it opens epiphany instead.

Any advice?

One Answer

Usually stuff only get security updates and sometimes bugsfixing from the repositories, depending if it's system, libs or apps. Apps don't get new versions, then you are looking for a rolling release distro.

However elementary OS can use Flathub to get new version of apss/software, check it out: https://flathub.org/home

Answered by Storm on August 28, 2021

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