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How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file?

I have downloaded firefox 14.0.1 as a tar.bz2 file. It is located in my downloads folder. Could you please tell me how can I install it?

Thanks in advance :)

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, hbdgaf, izx, Marco Ceppi Aug 20 '12 at 14:40

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Also, since what you want is to install the latest Firefox, this question may be of interest as well: askubuntu.com/questions/6339/… –  roadmr Jul 23 '12 at 16:35
Why is /usr/downloads your downloads folder? Why not something like /home/Sharma/Downloads? –  user25656 Jul 23 '12 at 17:14
Isn't the same version available through Normal Ubuntu Updates. –  atenz Jul 23 '12 at 17:24
support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux If anyone wants to give it a try. –  Mateo Aug 10 '12 at 22:22

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double click it and extract it using file-roller.

alternatively, in terminal:

bunzip2 firefox.tar.bz2
tar xf firefox.tar
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