Moved my Firefox on Debian from /opt/firefox<version>/ now to /home/<user>/opt/firefox<version>/ since I'm the only one using it.
But I was too lazy to
point the symlink /usr/bin/firefox to another destination and just pointed /opt/firefox to /home/<user>/opt/firefox which points to the version.
You may get the idea.
I fucked up the symlink in my home-directory and now just pointed /usr/bin/firefox to /home/<user>/opt/firefox/firefox .
Now I just have to extract the new Firefox versions and make a new symlink. \o/
@alsternerd that's sounds overcomplicated. isn't it possible to use a distro delivering always the freshest firefox via package manager?
@Strubbl Not on Debian. You could use the ESR or try if some backport does not break other librarys on your system.
@alsternerd So you have to stick to Debian? Why?
@Strubbl Because it simply runs more stable than any distribution I used in the last 10 years, from Ubuntu, over Fedora to Arch.
@julian Just a name, but I don't like publishing my hostnames everywhere.
Why not just PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin/"?
@alsternerd why not extract it into ~/firefox, create a symlink in ~/bin/ and add that to your PATH? That's what I do with all binaries that only my user needs.
@cringe Because I don't like to have the folder cramped with stuff. in opt I also put the Tor Browser and other stuff, that doesn't install via a .deb.
If this need to be for other users too, I use /opt .
I did the opt-folder in my user folder just because it's the folder where this kind of stuff goes and it looks tidy. :)
Before I named it opt it was simply called apps.
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