Install the latest FireFox in CentOS 7


So you want to install the latest version of FireFox in CentOS 7, eh?

I followed the directions that are laid out, at the following web site, with some slight modifications for my Gnome Desktop.

libre-software.net

First, Download the latest Version, in my case 45.o.1, from Mozilla:

Go to the web site. (you will have to modify the URL to suit the version)

http://download.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/45.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/

and download the file: firefox-45.0.1.tar.bz2

<TERMINAL>
su
<MY ROOT PASSWORD>
cd /home/myusername/Downloads
tar xjf firefox-45.0.1.tar.bz2
mv firefox /opt/firefox
ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-latest
cd /usr/share/applications
cp firefox.desktop firefox-latest.desktop
nano firefox-latest.desktop
  [Desktop Entry]
  Version=1.0
  Name=FireFox Latest
  ...
  Exec=/usr/bin/firefox-latest %u
  ...
  <CTRL-X>
  y
  <ENTER>
<LOG OUT>
<LOG IN>

And you should now have a shortcut that will launch the latest version of FireFox.

And, apparently, it will update itself. This has yet to be tested.

 

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