I want to update Firefox alone without updating all applications. And I want to do it through terminal. Is that possible? Because I have a slow internet connection.
I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with a GNOME desktop environment.
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To only upgrade Firefox on its own do:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade firefox
sudo apt-get upgrade firefox
upgrade upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in /etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without changing the install status of another package will be left at their current version. An update must be performed first so that apt-get knows that new versions of packages are available. dist-upgrade dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary. The dist-upgrade command may therefore remove some packages. The /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which to retrieve desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for overriding the general settings for individual packages.
To upgrade only Firefox from the terminal type:
sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install firefox
If your Firefox is already the latest version the command will not install any new package, and you will get the following message:
firefox is already the newest version.
To upgrade to the latest version of a package, do this (I've already tried it):
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable