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How to install Firefox Dev Edition on F21

asked 2015-02-06 13:28:32 -0500

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Completely new to Fedora, I have a few friends in the project who convinced me to give Fedora 21 a spin.. So far I like it! But I am a little lost with the set up of the fedora packages, RPM and YUM in general so all help is welcome.

Anywho, I use Fx Dev edtion on every other device and would like to get it set up on Fedora. Is there a package within Fedora I could use for this?

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answered 2015-06-04 05:04:55 -0500

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updated 2018-12-31 02:56:52 -0500

I have adapted an installation script for sublime text, to work for Firefox Developer edition.

The script is here: https://gist.github.com/grenade/3b3c5...

You can run it like so:

curl -L http://git.io/firefoxdev | sh

It will handle updates (detects the latest developer edition), locale (using your $LANG environment variable) and architecture (only tested on a 64 bit, Fedora 22 system, feedback welcome).

Disclaimer: Although I work for Mozilla, this install script was created as a personal project and to support my own frequent updates to Developer Edition. It isn't to be construed as an endorsed update mechanism.

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Thanks this is exactly what I had been looking for

sjmolinski gravatar imagesjmolinski ( 2015-06-25 08:19:47 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-02-11 21:41:37 -0500

deadrat gravatar image

You can download the Firefox Developer Edition from the Mozilla website (https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/channel/#beta) directly. You don't even have to compile and install it.

You can simply download the tarball, extract it to your home folder and run firefox dev edition from there.

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It seems this link has changed to https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools and is no longer beta.

Guus gravatar imageGuus ( 2017-03-17 00:14:46 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-06-15 04:54:55 -0500

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updated 2017-06-15 04:56:18 -0500

Actually the official way is to download the built from the official Mozilla website as others have mentioned. There you get some binaries, which you can place in your /opt or so, create some desktop files, etc. They have an integrated update mechanism, but for this to work, the binaries must be writable by the user Firefox Developer Edition runs under.

Another way is to use Flatpaks. There is an unofficial Flatpak repo created by some Fedora and Red Hat maintainers, which you can use. Instructions are on the website. It should also be possible to install and update the Flatpaks through GNOME software, BTW.

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answered 2015-02-10 07:30:48 -0500

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I haven't been able to find a yum repo for the developer edition. For the time being, you'll have to download it from the website and use it.

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