firefox install problem

aaryan

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Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i firefox-84.0.1.tar.bz2
[sudo] password for dell:
dpkg: error: unable to create new file '/var/lib/dpkg/info/format-new': No such file or directory
 


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You can just install firefox from the default repos.
sudo apt-get install firefox
 
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Downloads$ ls
firefox
Downloads$ sudo apt-get install firefox
 

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I don't get what your question is now?
 

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Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i firefox-84.0.1.tar.bz2
[sudo] password for dell:
dpkg: error: unable to create new file '/var/lib/dpkg/info/format-new': No such file or directory
I wonder if the package needs to be unzipped and untarred before being passed to dpkg?
 

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Beg to differ, Lord.

That article is out-of-date (Kali changes), and the author is wrong, anyway.

For a number of years, default browser for Kali has been Firefox, but the ESR version. Not IceWeasel.

Current version is

78.6.0esr-1

@aaryan if you are going to use Kali, stick with what is supplied, Kali updates regularly.

Having Firefox 84 will not serve you any better than having FF-ESR78.

And note what I said at

https://linux.org/threads/fix-broken-install-problem.32362/post-110083

You are seriously wasting our time and resources by not trying a Distro like Ubuntu or Mint or Manjaro to learn about Linux before trying Kali.

I mean this to help you.

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
 

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Beg to differ, Lord.

That article is out-of-date (Kali changes), and the author is wrong, anyway.

For a number of years, default browser for Kali has been Firefox, but the ESR version. Not IceWeasel.

Current version is

78.6.0esr-1

@aaryan if you are going to use Kali, stick with what is supplied, Kali updates regularly.

Having Firefox 84 will not serve you any better than having FF-ESR78.

And note what I said at

https://linux.org/threads/fix-broken-install-problem.32362/post-110083

You are seriously wasting our time and resources by not trying a Distro like Ubuntu or Mint or Manjaro to learn about Linux before trying Kali.

I mean this to help you.

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
Guess you should not trust everything you read and from a tech site no less - go figure
 
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