Install latest Firefox 32 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Mozilla FirefoxFirefox 32 has been released last week and source code is available for Linux , it is avaiable in over 70 languages includes fully localized and testing localized version.

The following are the Minor changes in Firefox 32.

  1. Corrupt installations cause Firefox to crash on update
  2. New HTTP cache provides improved performance including crash recovery
  3. Integration of generational garbage collection
  4. Public key pinning support enabled
  5. View historical use information for logins stored in password manager
  6. Display the number of found items in the find toolbar
  7. Easier back, forward, reload, and bookmarking through the context menu
  8. Lower Sorbian [dsb] locale added

Here is the tutorial about installing Firefox 32 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7.

Open Terminal ( Applications —> System Tools —> Terminal).

Switch to root user.

[raj@geeksite~/$ su

Download latest Firefox, use the following command to download Firefox 32.

[root@geeksite~/] wget

Extract it to /usr/local.

[root@geeksite~/] tar -jxvf firefox-32.0.2.tar.bz2 -C /usr/local/

Remove the existing executable.

[root@geeksite~/] rm -rf /usr/bin/firefox

Symlink the downloaded executable to /usr/bin/firefox.

[root@geeksite~/] ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Start Mozilla Firefox ( Applications —> Internet —> Firefox Web Browser).

CentOS 7 - Menu
CentOS 7 – Menu


[root@geeksite~/] firefox

Confirm the Mozilla Firefox version by going to Help —–> About Firefox.

CentOS 7 - Firefox 32
CentOS 7 – Firefox 32

That’s All.


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