How to Install Firefox-4.0.tar.bz2 on Ubuntu

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When I posted this article, The new version of firefox is Mozilla firefox 4.0. This article will share how to install firefox-4.0.tar.bz2 on Linux Ubuntu. Actually on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat has installed firefox, but if you don't have ubuntu Maverick Meerkat, You can keep to update your ubuntu browser through this article. Try Fashion Your Firefox, an easy-to-use online wizard that helps you find add-ons based on your interests. Mozilla creates the new version of firefox with the more features that make firefox to be safe, fast, more details.

If you have many plugins, You don't need to worry about it. Because This way, will not remove your plugins.

Note: Plugins will stay on Firefox 4.0, if It has been supported on Firefox 4.0.

    Install firefox-4.0.tar.gz2 on Linux Ubuntu
  1. Download the new version of firefox then save in /home

  2. We must remove the old version of firefox,
    if You don't know the command of your firefox, We can check throught terminal:

    • Open terminal, and check the command line for firefox.
      type : fire then press tab to get suggestion from terminal.


    • remove firefox

      sudo apt-get remove firefox-3.5

  3. Rename plugins folder to make room for the real plugin

    sudo su
    cd /home

    extract firefox to /opt

    tar -jxvf firefox-4.0.tar.gz2 -C /opt
    cd /opt
    mv /opt/firefox/plugins/ /opt/firefox/plugins.backup

  4. Create a symbolic link plugins for firefox

    ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/ /opt/firefox/plugins.backup

  5. Create a new command of firefox, you can still run firefox via old shortcut of firefox

    dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/firefox

  6. Make a symbolic link to the firefox, so the launcher will launch the new version of firefox

    ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

  7. Run firefox


    or You can run on Applications >> Internet >> Firefox Web Browser, if firefox shortcut there is no, you can create the new shortcut
    Right click >> Create Launcher
    Name : Firefox
    Command : firefox
    Comment : Web Browser of Mozilla Inc.

If you do step by step How to Install firefox-4.0.tar.bz2 on Linux Ubuntu, Your ubuntu has installed Firefox-4.0 and ready for use. Mozilla Firefox-4.0 has been downloaded by more than 14,357,771. If you get problem, We will help you as soon as possible.

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Doesn't work. The command "mv /opt/firefox/plugins/ /opt/firefox/plugins.backup
" returns the error "mv: cannot stat `/opt/firefox/plugins/': No such file or directory

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