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Old 11-08-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Arrow Firefox 8.0 Officially Released (Download Direct Links)


Download Firefox 8 Right Now


For those of you who rely on Firefox Web browser this is a good news for you, after the new version of the Firefox Web browser, Firefox 8 for Windows, Linux and Mac. Mozillaís FTP servers came up with great new features

Well, the official release of Mozilla Firefox 8 browser is now available for download with new features including a built-in Twitter search feature and heightened security with increased add in control thatís all plus the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Download Mozilla Firefox 8 For Linux

 
Old 11-08-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Hi, thank you for the heads-up.

I have one general question which I have yet to find a solution to, and that is...

how would some one install firefox from this source package?

I've tried several ways, including rsync to ~/.mozilla, and rsync to the old programs folder in usr, which seems to work ok.

but the only problem I see is that my /usr/lib64/firefox folder is still /usr/lib64/firefox-6.0.1

If I try to install in /usr/lib64/firefox I have to chase links to get the program to run.

I've read recently that lsb compliance is slipping in the *buntu's and fear it is spreading to OSS like mozilla.

any tips welcome

regards Glenn
 
Old 11-09-2011, 02:31 AM   #3
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the 64 bit build is on the FTP site
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or.../linux-x86_64/
then choose the language
EN-USA
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...-x86_64/en-US/
source
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...latest/source/

to install from the source and NOT the pre-built binary
you might want to read the mozilla docs
"Working with Mozilla source code"
https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Dev...de/Source_Code

"Build Instructions"
https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Dev...d_Instructions
 
Old 11-09-2011, 03:01 AM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <GENERAL> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 04:12 AM   #5
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I think it's just a compressed tarball, I never have to "build" or compile.

Code:
tar:/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/firefox-8.0.tar.bz2/
I checked through some links (post #3), and it seems they are mostly info for devs.

Not sure, do I have to make a Makefile?

as far as I remember it has been this way for a long time.

There is next to no documentation in the tar ball, install, readme, copy, about, etc.

it might help propagation if it did have some suitable docs. (If this is true for the alpha releases too then )

regards Glenn

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:17 AM   #6
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firefox-8.0.source.tar.bz2
is the source
firefox-8.0.tar.bz2 is the binary
 
Old 11-09-2011, 04:17 AM   #7
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Already using the Slackware package, thanks.
From here:
Quote:
Tue Nov 8 04:07:49 UTC 2011
patches/packages/openssh-5.9p1-i486-2_slack13.37.txz: Upgraded.
Upstream different timestamp, size, ChangeLog. GPG verifies on both
this newer one and what we had before (?).
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-8.0-i486-1_slack13.37.txz: Upgraded.
patches/packages/openssh-5.9p1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.

Last edited by brianL; 11-09-2011 at 04:22 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 04:24 AM   #8
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Already using the Slackware package, thanks.
Same here with Arch…rolling release FTW!
 
Old 11-09-2011, 05:15 PM   #9
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Firefox autoupdate ftw!
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:58 PM   #10
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Download Firefox 8 Right Now


For those of you who rely on Firefox Web browser this is a good news for you, after the new version of the Firefox Web browser, Firefox 8 for Windows, Linux and Mac. Mozilla’s FTP servers came up with great new features

Well, the official release of Mozilla Firefox 8 browser is now available for download with new features including a built-in Twitter search feature and heightened security with increased add in control that’s all plus the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Download Mozilla Firefox 8 For Linux

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http://itechnow.com/firefox-9-beta-f...-for-download/
 
  


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