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Installing Mozilla Firefox 3.5 in Linux

You might know it already that Mozilla releases its new version of Firefox, 3.5. Comes up with mountfull of features and introducing new ones. Check the release notes here:


As my administered network’s workstations are on openSuSe and Ubuntu, might give a few tips how to install in on those distros.

OpenSuSE 11.1

sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1/ Mozilla
sudo zypper mr -r Mozilla
sudo zypper up -r Mozilla

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is also available for previous version of OpenSuse, check the URL before the /openSUSE_11.1 for details.

Ubuntu 9.04

There’s a better way than installing the deb package ATM, by installing the normal linux package installer from mozilla firefox website, download it from http://www.getfirefox.com

Then extract it to /opt or anywhere you wish, even in your our home folder.

# cd /opt
#mkdir mozilla
# cd mozilla
#tar -xjf  ~/Desktop/firefox-3.5.tar.bz2

Take note of the current location of your compressed firefox-3.5 installer. replace the second line on my sample command.

If you wish to have it work globally for all user in your PC, change the current softlink on /usr/bin/firefox from firefox-3.0 to firefox-3.5. To do this, follow the commands below:

# cd /usr/bin
# rm firefox
# ln -s /opt/mozilla/firefox/firefox  firefox

Then try it for the first time if all works as expected.



One response to “Installing Mozilla Firefox 3.5 in Linux

  1. hardc0l2e July 3, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Got few conflicts on my earlier post. I’ve updated it and now working as I’d expected

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