How to Install Firefox 33 on CentOS, Redhat and Other Linux Distributions

Firefox 33 has been released for Systems and Android on October 13, 2014 with various bug fixes and updates. Below is the list of few changes which is made in Firefox 33. Read more details about this release of Firefox.

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What’s New in Firefox 33

  • OpenH264 support available.
  • Improved search experience through the location bar.
  • Slimmer and faster JavaScript strings.
  • Support for connecting to HTTP proxy over HTTPS.
  • New CSP (Content Security Policy) backend.
  • and various bug fixes…

This article will help you to install Firefox 33 on CentOS, RHEL Systems. This article will use Firefox 31 source code available for Linux systems, which doesn’t required any compilation etc. We need to just extract the archived file and start using it.

Step 1: Download Firefox Archive

Download the Firefox 33 source code as per your system platform using one of following set of commands.

For 32-Bit Systems

# cd /usr/local
# wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/33.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-33.0.tar.bz2

For 64-Bit Systems

# cd /usr/local
# wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/33.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-33.0.tar.bz2

Step 2: Extract Archive

Extract the downloaded archive file on your system using following command.

# tar xvjf firefox-33.0.tar.bz2

Step 3: Configure Firefox

To install firefox we don’t need to make any installation, We just need to create a softlink 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 command line

 # firefox

firefox-33

Rahul

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16 Comments

  1. I need to update firefox 28 to 29 on ubuntu 12.10

  2. nice tutorial on neat blog. thanks
    but how to install flash player?

  3. hi nice i installed and user for excuting command it showing error like error: no display specified please help me ..beacuse im using centos 6 in only cli mode

    • Hi Dinesh,

      You can’t use Firefox in CLI mode. For CLI mode you may use elinks command.

      • i install jira in centos cli system..now acces in my laptop in googlechrome…i start the jira setup step 1 is choose the internal databse or external databse ,,, i accidently choosen internal dabase ..now im in setp 2 application properties i want get back step 1 help me how there is no option to going back to setp 1

  4. Hi.. Rahul, in my linux (rhel 5.7 32bit i686 ) have alredy firefox 3.0 but i need lastest version how can i do please tell me i tried this article also but nothing new in my firefox
    i tried other rpm also but dependency problem can u please tell me steps please

  5. Mr Mango Reply to Mr

    Must install xulrunner 31 first before you install firefox 31, or wise the hwol thing makefucntions

  6. This did not work for me?

  7. I have some error message here. How can I fix this problem? Thank you!
    XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/local/firefox/libxul.so:
    libgio-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Couldn’t load XPCOM.

  8. Say is this version compatible with a 2006 ACER 5003WLMi 64 bit Turion running 2008-4 Ubuntu Lucid Lynx? Or what should I try to get- where’s the stable FF repository that still works? And Skype. Thanks.

  9. Will this installation destroy the current version of FF, if say you change it a little and write:
    ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/farefox

  10. when using Firefox 31 with CentOS 7 it can’t see flash player even it’s installed in my machine. any ideas ?

  11. Hi
    I would like to know on Centos 7 , with gnome gui installed, is this Firefox install will just replace the current Firefox Or it will install in a separate location ?

    Thanks

  12. I always see: Permission denied, and I ca’nt figure out what to do, I can’t even copy any file to usr/local
    please help, I like CentOS

  13. Hi, Is it possible to update firefox on edbuntu live edition..?
    It went every thing well.
    At last it gave can’t create link bcaz already exists.

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