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Installing latest version of firefox

Posted 02-02-2010 at 05:26 PM by raju.mopidevi
Updated 02-02-2010 at 06:49 PM by raju.mopidevi
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The default installation of firefox may or may not be latest version. If you want to use latest version of firefox, then download firefox source ( i.e tar.gz ) files from this location.

Download the latest version of firefox releases from ftp site:

suppose if the firefox version is 3.5.6 then the file name is like firefox-3.5.6.tar.bz2 This file consists of firefox source files under "firefox" directory. Now we can copy this firefox and replace with the directory in /usr/lib/firefox
for that use this commands
$ su
< password >
# mv firefox* /usr/lib/
# cd /usr/lib
# tar -jxvf firefox*
# rm firefox*.bz2

Actual upgrade from package manager, doesn't takes us to the latest version. so this procedure helps to upgrade to newer version.
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    so as for most things: package manager won't install the latest version, and of course, not a nightly builds. especially in thingies like debian lenny
    Posted 02-02-2010 at 11:50 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline


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