How-to Install Latest Firefox ESR on Oracle Linux 6.X 32/64bit Easy Guide

December 29th, 2013 by Stalker

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Oracle Linux 6.X

The Guide Show Step-by-Step How-to Install Latest Firefox ESR 32/64bit Browser on Oracle Linux 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4/6.5 i686/x86_64 KDE/Gnome Desktops.

Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release is Intended for Universities and other Schools, Institutions and Businesses.

The Latest Firefox ESR Version Coexist Perfectly with the Others Firefox/IceWeasel Versions without Making Any Troubles, this Meaning that Once Fired Up it Will Simply Follow to Load the Existing Default Firefox Environment.

After Installation the Firefox ESR will be Plugged In the ESR Channel so to be Automatically Updated when Launched.

Inside the Instructions you will Find also a Link to How-to Create a Launcher for Firefox ESR Browser on Oracle Linux Desktops.

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Oracle Linux 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4/6.5 - Featured
  1. Download Latest Firefox ESR for Linux:

    Firefox ESR i686/x86_64 tar.bz2
  2. Right-Click > Open with Archive Manager and Extract into /tmp

    Install Latest Firefox ESR on Oracle Linux 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4/6.5 - KDE4 Firefox ESR Archive Extraction

  3. Open Terminal Window

    Install Latest Firefox ESR on Oracle Linux 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4/6.5 - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Firefox Directory

    Login as SuperUser

    su 

    Make a Firefox Directory

    mkdir /opt/firefox

    Move Firefox Into Latest so to Prepare for a Possible Firefox Nightlies Installation

    chown -R root:root /tmp/firefox && mv /tmp/firefox /opt/firefox/firefox-esr

    Make a Firefox-Latest Symlink for Easy-Starting

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

    Next you Can Start Firefox from Terminal with

    firefox-esr
  5. Create a Firefox Desktop Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    How Launcher for Oracle Linux
  6. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Linux Oracle:

    Installing Chrome for Oracle Linux

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Oracle Linux 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4/6.5 - About Firefox ESR

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