Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64bit How-to Install the Firefox Nightly 59 Browser x86_64 Easy Visual-Guide

November 21st, 2012 by Regaz



The Guide Shows You How-to Install the Latest Firefox Nightly 59 Browser 64bit on Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64bit Desktop.

The Firefox Nightly Version can Coexist with the Others Firefox Versions without Troubles, this Mean that Once Fired Up it Will Just Load the Default Firefox Environment.

More than this Once Installed it Will Plug-In the Firefox Nightly Channel and Like Every Other Firefox Version in the Future will Follow to be Automatically Updated to the Newest Firefox Nightly Release.

To Make Easier the Visualization of the Entire Process I have Inserted the Essentials Screenshots of the Installation.

Inside the Instructions you will Find also a Link to How-to Create a Launcher for the Firefox Nightly Browser on Linux Mint Desktop.

Firefox Nightly & Linux Mint

  1. Download Latest Firefox Nightly:

    Firefox x8664 tar.bz2
  2. Double-Click on the Archive and Extract into /tmpInstall Firefox on Linux Mint 12 Extraction
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
  4. Relocate Firefox Nightly

    Login as SuperUser

    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    Make a Firefox Directory

    mkdir /opt/firefox

    Move Firefox Into firefox-Nightly so to Prepare for a Possible Firefox Multi-Version Coexistence

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

    Make a Symlink for Easy-Starting

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

    Next you Can Start Firefox from Terminal with

    firefox-nightly
  5. Create an Firefox Launcher:

    Linux Mint Desktop Tutorials
  6. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser for Linux-Mint:

    Install Google-Chrome for Mint
About Firefox Nightly

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