Need help updating Brave on Linux

linux

#1

I am running Pop!_OS, an operating system based on Ubuntu. I installed Brave browser and it’s been working great. However I’ve never noticed an update notification. So I went on GitHub to see if there were any new releases, and it seems the newest version is v0.23.206 released on Sept 14. When I check my browsers version, I’m still on v0.23.105 released Aug 29. How do I go about updating Brave browser? And how do I ensure that I will get notified when new updates are released?

UPDATE: I accidentally said that “I noticed an update notification” when I meant to say I haven’t seen an update notification.

P.S I’m a complete noob to Linux, so please pardon my ignorance if I didn’t explain anything properly. If you need clarification, let me know and I’ll do my best to describe my problem.

P.S.S Here is a copy/paste of my version information in-case it helps.

Brave: 0.23.105
V8: 6.8.275.24
rev: 9a46f8f5cb22a9daf2af21989aed25911aa6f839
Muon: 8.0.9
OS Release: 4.15.0-33-generic
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Linux
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 68.0.3440.84


#3

Hi @ilikelions 0.23.206 is a beta release, it’s usually the latest releases that allow you to download the next available update especially in Linux. I agree it can be a difficult task to get the latest update but I’m sure they’ll be doing a much better job maintaining Linux versions once they move over to Brave-Core/Brave-Browser in the coming months.

Did you install it via Snap or did you follow the step here https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/wiki/Install-on-Linux and here https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/docs/linuxInstall.md

I was under the assumption that every user that doesn’t use the popular Linux OSs such as Debian, Ubuntu, LinuxMint, OpenSuse, Fedora, Solus will have to use Snap to actually use the browser. Either way it would be excellent if we Linux users had a proper commands that work to install it once and let the updates come like other softwares in Linux such as Kdenlive without ‘There’s a new update’ banner directing you to Github.


#4

I’ve installed it through the terminal, but I think I should install it with snap as that seems to be an easy way to install and update programs. How do I go about uninstalling Brave the way I installed it before?


#5

See if this helps https://www.howtogeek.com/229699/how-to-uninstall-software-using-the-command-line-in-linux/

I once tried uninstalling when I used the browser in Mint but I noticed after uninstalling and then reinstalling, some if not the same data remained surprisingly. See if it works for you.


#6

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