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.

tl;dr now I got three symlinks and not just two, but I don't need root to update Firefox. :D

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.

@Strubbl Because it simply runs more stable than any distribution I used in the last 10 years, from Ubuntu, over Fedora to Arch.

@alsternerd did you set your hostname to something naughty? 😏
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