Firefox 55.0 Released with multi-process support for Linux systems and Android on Aug 07, 2017. This version also have various bug fixes and updates. Read more details about this release of Firefox.
This article will help you to install Firefox 55 on CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, LinuxMint CloudLinux Linux and other Linux operating systems. This article will use Firefox 55 compiled code available for Linux systems, which doesn’t require any compilation etc. We need to just extract the archive file and start using it.
Step 1 – Remove Existing Version
First remove any existing version of Firefox from your system if installed using rpm. Red Hat based system use following command.
$ sudo yum remove firefox
#Redhat based systems$ sudo dnf remote firefox #Fedora 22+ systems$ sudo apt-get remove firefox #Debian based systems
Step 2 – Download Latest Firefox for Linux
Download the latest Firefox archive from here (32 bit) and here (64 bit). At the time of last update of this article Firefox 55 is the latest stable version available. Download Firefox 51 source code as per your system architecture using one of following commands.
# cd /usr/local # wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/55.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-55.0.tar.bz2
To download Firefox 32-bit version visit here.
After downloading the latest version of Firefox archive on your system, let’s extract is using the following command.
# tar xvjf firefox-55.0.tar.bz2
Step 3 – Configure and Run Firefox on Linux
Firefox source is completely pre-compiled and we don’t have to do anything to make it running on the system. We just need to create a soft-link of Firefox binary file to systems bin directory to make it accessible from anywhere in the system.
$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Now start Firefox using following command from Linux terminal. You may also use GUI menu to start Firefox on your system.
# firefox &