Install firefox 15.0.1 with flash and java support on linux

This blog describes how I installed firefox 15.0.1 with java jre-7u7 and flash 11.2 on a CentOS 5.8 host. None of the installation commands were distro specific so it should work on any linux system.

This technique allows you to test different versions of firefox/java/flash without interfering with your system defaults. It also allows you to install a centralized version that can be shared by other users.

The basic steps are:

  1. Create a working directory.
  2. Download the archives.
  3. Install.
  4. Create a run script.

Here are the steps in detail

If you are interested in a more production worthy script that does the installation to the current working directory, you can download it here.


2 thoughts on “Install firefox 15.0.1 with flash and java support on linux”

    1. What O/S are you using?

      What version of firefox is reported in the Help –> About menu?

      DId the java test work?

      I am not sure if this is relevant but I recently encountered a problem with a stale NFS mount that was causing the system to use cached version firefox.

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