Firefox 42 has been released for systems and Android on Nov 03, 2015 with various bug fixes and updates. Below is the list of few changes which is made in this release of firefox. Read more details about this release of Firefox.
This article will help you to install Firefox 42 on CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian, CloudLinux Linux and other Linux operating systems. This article will use Firefox 42 compiled code available for Linux systems, which doesn’t required any compilation etc. We need to just extract the archived file and start using it.
Remove Existing Version’s
First remove any existing version of Firefox from your system if installed using rpm. Red Hat based system use following command.
# yum remove firefox [OR] $ sudo apt-get remove firefox
Downloading Latest Firefox Archive
Download the latest Firefox archive from here (32 bit) and here (64 bit). At the time of last update of this article Firefox 42 is the latest version available. Download Firefox 42 source code as per your system architecture using one of following commands.
# cd /usr/local # wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/42.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-42.0.tar.bz2
# cd /usr/local # wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/42.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-42.0.tar.bz2
Extract Archive on System
After downloading latest version of Firefox archive on your system, let’s extract is using following command.
# tar xvjf firefox-42.0.tar.bz2
Firefox source is completely pre compiled and we don’t have to do anything to make it running on system. We just need to create a soft-link of Firefox binary file to systems bin directory to make it accessible from anywhere in system.
# ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Now start Firefox using following command from Linux terminal. You may also use GUI menus to start firefox on your system.
# firefox &