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I'm using Firefox Nightly on Crunchbang (Debian). There is no version in the repos so I downloaded and extracted the tar to the home folder. Firefox runs fine but is will ask me to update fairly often since this is the Nightly version. When I try to do the auto update it just says "connecting to server" and never actually does anything.

The workaround I found is that if I run Firefox as root it will update normally. But I later found that none of the changes/updates made while root will stay. I think this is just a problem with the permissions but I'm wondering if anyone has ran into this before?

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Have you filed a bug report with the development team? –  Michael Kjörling Nov 27 '13 at 20:29

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