How-to Install Latest Firefox 16+ Release on FreeBSD 9

June 21st, 2012 by Regaz



This Article Shows You Exactly How-to Install the Latest Firefox 16+ Stable Release on FreeBSD 9 Unix Desktop.

Inside the Post you will find also a Link to Other Article about How-to Make and Update the FreeBSD Ports Tree.

 

Firefox on FreeBSD Blue
  1. Update the FreeBSD9 Ports Collection:

    Updating FreeBSD9 Ports
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
  3. Upgrade the pkg-config FreeBSD9 Tool:

    Upgrage FreeBSD9 pkg-config
  4. Installing Dependencies

    1. Install nspr Package

      cd /usr/ports/devel/nspr/

      Check if nss Already Installed

      ls /var/db/pkg/| grep nspr

      If Not Installed Then

      make install clean

      Else Upgrade it with

      make reinstall clean
  5. Install nss Package

    cd /usr/ports/security/nss

    Check if nss is Already Installed

    ls /var/db/pkg/| grep nss

    If Not Installed Then

    make install clean
  6. Else Upgrade it with

    make reinstall clean
  7. Install or Upgrade Sqlite3

    cd /usr/ports/databases/sqlite3

    Check if sqlite3 is Already Installed

    ls /var/db/pkg/| grep sqlite3

    If Not Installed Then

    make install clean
  8. Else Upgrade it with

    make reinstall clean
  9. Install or Upgrade Python27

    cd /usr/ports/land/python27

    Check if sqlite3 is Already Installed

    ls /var/db/pkg/| grep python27

    If Not Installed Then

    make install clean
  10. Else Upgrade it with

    make reinstall clean
  11. Install or Upgrade libvpx

    cd /usr/ports/multimedia/libvpx

    Check if libvpx is Already Installed

    ls /var/db/pkg/| grep libvpx

    If Not Installed Then

    make install clean
  12. Else Upgrade it with

    make reinstall clean
  • Installing Latest Firefox 16
    cd /usr/ports/www/firefox
    make install clean

    But if you Already Dispose of an Older Firefox Version Then as you Already Know:

    make reinstall clean

    Keep Patient because to Complete the Firefox Building and Installing Process will Take a long While…

  • Starting New Firefox

    The New Firefox Version will be Installed By Default into:

    /usr/local/lib/firefox

    Then to Start it from Terminal

    /usr/local/lib/firefox/firefox

    To make a Quick&Easy Desktop Launcher for Firefox look:

    Launcher for Nix Desktops
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