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How do I install Firefox Developer Edition?

asked 2015-10-20 16:42:00 -0500

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updated 2015-10-20 18:10:18 -0500

Hello, I just recently installed Fedora, and love it for the bleeding edge! But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to install tar.bz2 files. I am trying to install Firefox Developer Edition. This is my first time trying to install it on another linux distro... I first used it on Ubuntu wih the easy-to-add ppa. Can someone show me step-by-step how to do this? I am using Fedora 22... Thanks for anyone's help.

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answered 2015-10-20 20:32:37 -0500

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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.

Note: this question is duplicate of https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques...

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answered 2017-06-15 04:55:29 -0500

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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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