Monday, July 6, 2009

Downloading Firefox 3.5 for Sun Solaris

The following is a good source for download firefox for both Open Solaris and Sun Solaris:

The instruction of how to install is available from the sunfreeware site but I had difficulty downloading the actual software:


Additional instruction found here:

The following is quoted from the entry

first, dont use the tar.gz build, use this instead:

then bunzip2 it, pkgadd it, and then,

pkgadd command is as follows:

pkgadd -d firefox-3.5.en-US.solaris-10-fcs-i386-pkg

to make it kindof replace the default firefox, do this:

pfexec mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old
pfexec ln -s /opt/sfw/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

i just did this a couple minutes ago and it worked almost perfectly! i say 'almost' because i lost the java plugin in the process. not hard to fix that though, just make a new symlink. not that ive ever used the java plugin lol.

hope this helps


robot said...

Thank god for this post, you saved me some time at 1am Sunday night :P

Strovek said...

Note that you can get newer version of Firefox by traversing up the folder chain - i.e.