I have downloaded the Tar Ball (.bz2) of the Latest Mozilla Firefox version from Mozilla website to install on CentOS. How to install firefox-9.0.1.tar.bz2. What will happen to Bookmarks and other add-on installed.
First Download the Firefox from Mozilla.
If would like to download the Firefox on command line, use the wget command. Download and keep it on your home directory. Here i logged in as root, standing on home directory.
PS: No need to be as root to install & run the Firefox.
Extract the Tar ball:
Use the following command.
Once Extracted you will find the Firefox folder on current directory. in my case /root/Desktop/firefox.
Before running the Firefox remove your older version of Mozilla Firefox. Run Firefox using full path of the executable script file.
No need to worry about the bookmarks, you will not loose any book mark. You have to concern about the compatibility of add-ons that are installed on old version of Firefox. If you don’t know anything about the add-ons don’t worry when you run Mozilla Firefox for first time after the installation of new version it will ask you to update the add-on or it will automatically update the add-ons if update available.