Firefox 50 Released – Install on RedHat and Debian Based Systems

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45 Responses

  1. Benjamin says:

    Hi everyone,
    And thanks dear Ravi for producing this valuable resource.

    I have some difficulty going through the process of upgrading my firefox to 49.
    I followed the procedure above for my Fedora 21 (32-bit) but mistakenly extracted that from the Dolphin windows into my Desktop under firefox. And that is why I ended up messing my files. Now I cannot open my firefox by clicking on its icon with the error message:
    “KDEInit could not launch ‘firefox’:
    Could not find ‘firefox’ executable.”
    The only way I can access it is through command line:
    /bin/firefox-old
    The only difference that I had compared to your case was that the old version was installed in /bin/firefox instead of /usr/bin/firefox.

    Now is there anyway to undo that or to correct the mess? Your help is greatly appreciated.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Benjamin,

      Just delete the extracted Firefox directory from the Desktop, and follow the same instructions again to install Firefox as stated in this article.

  2. sayanthan says:

    My current Firefox version is Mozilla Firefox 48.0. If i am watching some video stream then randomly Firefox crash. How can i fixed this issue? If I update to Firefox 49 then will this issue fixed or not?
    can i update without lost history, cookie and bookmark, etc..?

  3. Jess says:

    After completing these steps and typing /usr/bin/firefox as root, “no such file or directory is returned” I retyped

    ln -s /full-path/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

    and the terminal confirmed that it already exists. /usr/bin/firefox-old still works though. Any idea what I did wrong? Was I not supposed to use full-path? Sorry, newbie here.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Jess,

      You should be normal user to download and extract the latest version of Firefox and then become root to symlink it and then become normal user to start it..

  4. Joe says:

    Why not just provide a .deb or .rpm file?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Joe,

      Actually, the latest version of Firefox doesn’t provide any binary packages, they are available in source packages only..

  5. Luke says:

    I love Firefox and it’s the only browser I use (on all OS: Linux, Windows, Mac, and even Android). However, after updating to 46, it stops working on my Linux computer at work due to the libgtk-3.so.0 issue. My admin said he can’t install libgtk-3.so.0 because my Ubuntu is too old. I don’t want to re-install my Linux. Everything was perfect with Firefox (well, except for some crashes) before the update. Can anyone find some solution so I can continue to use Firefox?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Luke,

      Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to update the libgtk-3.so.0 on older Ubuntu version, if you really want to use most recent version of Firefox, you should consider upgrading your OS

      • Randy Crawford says:

        This doesn’t work for the same reason on CentOS 6.7 either. That’s poor.

        No problem installing Chrome though. There’s even a CentOS 6 repo for it.

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