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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 :)

  • 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, 2012 at 16:35
  • Why is /usr/downloads your downloads folder? Why not something like /home/Sharma/Downloads?
    – user25656
    Jul 23, 2012 at 17:14
  • Isn't the same version available through Normal Ubuntu Updates.
    – atenz
    Jul 23, 2012 at 17:24
  • support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux If anyone wants to give it a try.
    – Mateo
    Aug 10, 2012 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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