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Firefox 42 has been released for systems and Android on Nov 03, 2015 with
various bug xes and updates. Below is the list of few changes which is made
in this release of refox. 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 doesnt
required any compilation etc. We need to just extract the archived le and start
using it.

Remove Existing Versions


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

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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.
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Congure Firefox
Firefox source is completely pre compiled and we dont have to do anything to
make it running on system. We just need to create a soft-link of Firefox binary
le 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 refox on your system.

# firefox &

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22 COMMENTS

TAUMAL

REPLY TO TAUMAL

May 26, 2014 at 5:34 am

I need to update refox 28 to 29 on ubuntu 12.10

MODMAN

REPLY TO MODMAN

June 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm

nice tutorial on neat blog. thanks


but how to install ash player?

DINESH

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June 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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

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June 30, 2014 at 3:46 am

Hi Dinesh,
WEBSITE

You cant use Firefox in CLI mode. For CLI mode you may use elinks command.

I'm not a robot

DINESH

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June 30, 2014
at 7:35 am
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i install jira in centos cli system..now acces in my laptop in


googlechromei start the jira setup step 1 is choose the internal

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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

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July 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

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

MR MANGO

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August 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Must install xulrunner 31 rst before you install refox 31, or wise the hwol thing
makefucntions

EM

REPLY TO EM

August 9, 2014 at 12:13 am

This did not work for me?

RAHUL

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August 9, 2014 at 8:58 am

Hi Em,
What issue are you facing ?

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MANM

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November 27, 2015 at 9:47 am

ubuntu@ubuntu ~/Downloads $ tar xvjf refox-42.0.tar.bz2


tar (child): refox-43.0b6.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such le or
directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
why happen this??

FRANK

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August 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

I have some error message here. How can I x this problem? Thank you!
XPCOMGlueLoad error for le /usr/local/refox/libxul.so:
libgio-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object le: No such le or directory
Couldnt load XPCOM.

MAKO

REPLY TO MAKO

September 9, 2014 at 1:27 am

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- wheres the stable FF repository that still
works? And Skype. Thanks.

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MICHAEL

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September 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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

NADER

REPLY TO NADER

September 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

when using Firefox 31 with CentOS 7 it cant see ash player even its installed in my machine.
any ideas ?

JOHNNY

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September 21, 2014 at 12:37 am

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

ZHARGAL

REPLY TO ZHARGAL

October 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

I always see: Permission denied, and I cant gure out what to do, I cant even copy any le to
usr/local

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please help, I like CentOS

JAGADISH

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December 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

Hi, Is it possible to update refox on edbuntu live edition..?


It went every thing well.
At last it gave cant create link bcaz already exists.

SIDD

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December 20, 2014 at 6:15 am

Nice blog, its working :)


Save my day

RAJ

REPLY TO RAJ

April 11, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Thanks for the instructions. it is working.

KIMPE ANDY

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April 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm

I do not recommend yum remove refox

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just

rm -f usr/bin/firefox
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

centos 6 64 bit update compatibility module ash and freshplayerplugin work enter command

sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins


sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

JOE

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May 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm

thanks a lot.

RAJIV

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July 15, 2015 at 6:28 am

Hi, Rahul i just installed centos basic server and followed your steps it didnt work for me.
rst i got this
[root@localhost local]# -bash: /usr/bin/refox: cannot execute binary le

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