How to install Firefox 43 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora


How to install Firefox 43 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora

 

This how-to explains how to install Firefox 42 on Linux, with or without replacing an existing Firefox installation.

Firefox 43 was released on December 15, 2015.

More information on Firefox release dates, beta, aurora and nightlies can be found on the official releases wiki.

1. Remove Existing Version:

First remove any existing version of Firefox from your system if installed :

[user@tutorials-space $] yum remove firefox

[OR]

[user@tutorials-space $] sudo apt-get remove firefox

2. Downloading Latest Firefox Archive

The downloaded file is a compressed .tar.bz2 archive in this link https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#en-US . At the time of last update of this article Firefox 43 is the latest version available. Download Firefox 43 source code as per your system architecture using one of following commands.

32-Bit Systems:

[user@tutorials-space $] cd /usr/local
[user@tutorials-space $] wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/43.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-43.0.tar.bz2

64-Bit Systems:

[user@tutorials-space $] cd /usr/local
[user@tutorials-space $]wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/43.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-43.0.tar.bz2

3. Extract Archive on System:

Alternatively, you can extract the archive from the command line:

[user@tutorials-space $] tar xvjf firefox-43.0.tar.bz2

4. Configure Firefox :

Firefox source is completely pre compiled and we don’t have to do anything to make it running on system. We just need to create a soft-link of Firefox binary file to systems bin directory to make it accessible from anywhere in system.

[user@tutorials-space $] ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Now start Firefox using following command from Linux terminal. You may also use GUI menus to start firefox on your system.

[user@tutorials-space $] firefox &

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