How to Install Firefox 13 using binary file on Linux

by Dan

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Mozilla Firefox is the most popular open source software for web browsing.Recently Mozilla unveiled it is new update Firefox 13,It will be automatically upgraded if you are using Windows or Mac,For Linux you can install it in two ways

  • Through Repository
  • Installing from Source file

I am going to give the details for second procedure since many other bloggers already wrote how to do it by using first method.

1. Download Firefox 13 from Mozilla Website,you will get a file  firefox-13.0.tar.bz2 which is approximately 17.2 Mb of size.

2. Please close all the existing Firefox Window.

3.  First You need to backup current Installation,so execute these commands

$ mkdir ~/firefoxbackup
$ cp -avr ~/.mozilla/ ~/firefoxbackup

In above code you have copied the Mozilla Firefox folders to firefoxbackup folder which is located in your Home directory

Install Firefox 13 using command line

Now go to your Downloads folder where you have already downloaded the Firefox 13,using the following command

$ cd ~/Downloads/

Extract the file firefox-13.0.tar.bz2 to /opt folder using the following command

$ tar -jxvf firefox-13.0.tar.bz2 -C /opt

Alternatively you can install it in your Home folder also if you are experiencing security problems.

$ mkdir ~/firfox13
$ tar jxvf firefox-*.tar.bz2 -C ~/firfox13

Now you can start Firefox using the following command

If you installed in  /opt folder then use this command

$ /opt/firefox/firefox

else if you installed in your Home directory as mentioned above use the following command

$ ~/firefox13/firefox

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