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Help Installing Firefox Nightly?

asked 2011-11-29 19:13:15 -0500

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updated 2015-08-14 21:39:20 -0500

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I can not install firefox nightly on fedora 16. After extensive "googling" I'm at a dead end. I have succsessfuly installed Firefox Aurora on Ubuntu 11.10 but can not find help for fedora. I was wondering how to install via Terminal but am willing to install other ways.

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just copy paste the whole command as below given by @bodhi.zazen. I dont think so after copy pasting it there can be a problem till you have /usr/bin/wget

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-12-09 14:52:54 -0500 )edit

You need to install wget in Fedora yum install wget Also the url may change every night, so check the mozilla site.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2011-12-09 14:56:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-14 12:22:52 -0500

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updated 2015-08-14 12:25:30 -0500

Hi; too late the answer, but if somebody want Firefox Nightly for F21, 22...up

1) su

2) dnf -y copr enable davidva/firefox-nightly && dnf install firefox-nightly
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answered 2011-11-29 19:29:42 -0500

The nightly builds are distributed as a compiled binary.

You download the tar ball


tar xvf firefox-11.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 

Then run it

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manual install could override some default components. Remi is building new packages frequently from upstream, without interference on your system. Consider installing it's repo or reading it's blog.

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2011-11-30 03:05:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-06-22 11:26:31 -0500

Somebody at mozilla tried at some point apparently, see

Perhaps somebody could carry the torch further.

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answered 2013-02-11 00:57:52 -0500

Hmm...I'm kind-of curious as to whether it may be feasible to run Firefox Aurora alongside the stable Firefox version; and how they might or might not overlap in some user preferences etc.
Perhaps with a separate profile folder there may be little-to-no issues.

For the time being, I suppose it's safe to create a backup of the current/stable installation, as is very well explained here:

$ mkdir ff.backup/
$ cp -avr .mozilla/ ff.backup/
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answered 2018-12-31 02:40:09 -0500

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updated 2018-12-31 02:42:22 -0500

i do it like this:

  • nightly: curl -L | sh
  • dev: curl -L | sh

these are just bash wrapper scripts that download and install to /opt/firefox-nightly & /opt/firefox-dev and create the application shortcuts in /usr/share/applications

for the curious, you can read the scripts in their gist here:

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