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I religiously update my system. Since Firefox 10, the updates show up in the PPA, I install them, but nothing changes. (and Firefox keeps nagging me: "update available")

I just tried again for FF 14.

Now, synaptics says I have 14.0.1 installed, but Firefox version (Help -> About) still reads 10.0.2

Any thoughts (short of uninstalling and re-installing?)

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From which PPA you are installing , remove the PPA and it will no longer nag you. – atenz Jul 18 '12 at 8:47
Have you tied updating from terminal? – Mitch Jul 18 '12 at 8:52
@tijybba It's Firefox itself that keep nagging me (update available! Visit mozilla to download) or some such... Synaptics seems normal. – Voltronthedelicious Jul 18 '12 at 8:58
Try reisntalling Firefox from synaptic. And then check its Version ( i know it shows 14, but still do try) , Check for Firefox PPA in Software sources and disable it. Because normally in Ubuntu , firefox never shows that Message. About PPA i don't know. – atenz Jul 18 '12 at 9:05
Hmm. I did have the firefox (stable) ppa enabled... (not sure why) disabling it and trying a reinstall. – Voltronthedelicious Jul 18 '12 at 9:36

Found the answer here:

See #3

When Firefox is downloaded directly and installed via the install script, it sets /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu as the launch path.

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu /usr/bin/firefox

Did the trick.

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