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How do I make a new version of firefox available for everyone on my linux system?

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Let me clarify my question a little better.

I have a Debian Linux System.
I have 3 authorized users for the system with non-root priveleges.
These 3 users all have firefox installed in their accounts.

I logged into my Debian Linux System via root.
I downloaded and installed the latest version of firefox while logged in as root.

I logged out of root and logged in with user1, user2, and user3 accounts subsequently so that I could check to see if the new installation of Firefox was reflected system wide.  It was not.  The old version of firefox was still installed in user1, user2, and user3 account.

How do I mirror this change (the upgraded firefox) system wide for all users?
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where did you install it to.  Did you install it in the /usr/local  directory.  If you installed it as root, it might be somewhere inside of /root not accessible to the non-root users
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It is installed in the /
directory.
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and you're positive it is global read from the directory there? (executable for the bins of course).

the other questions I have are:
did you install this via tar ball and the other via deb package, if so both installs are probably there.
and if the permissions are right, are the non-root users referencing the correct firefox?
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Ok, my question is basically:

Do I need to make some edit's in some script files so that when a user clicks the icon firefox from their desktop, will it reference the correct updated version i just installed?
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possibly, i use mandriva mostly but i assume debian isn't much different overall since i believe both use kde.  right click on the icon and go for properties.  you should be able to see the path that the icon is pointing to.  just change that and you should be referencing the firefox you installed.
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Yes sounds good and all, but say for instance I made more user accounts.  How would I be sure that the new additional users were using the updated version of firefox?  I don't want to have to change the properties for each user account.  Is there some kind of script edit or some file to edit that will always make sure that users use the updated firefox?
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I guess my question still is, do you have two installations of firefox on your computer.  If so, get rid of the older one.  The next part is if you want a compiled firefox to be auto-available to new accts you must remember to always install successive installations to the same place.  As long as you do that I see know reason you can use the /etc/skel/ method of putting a proper link to firefox in the right place and then any new user will automatically have it.
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