Firefox (Application)

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Firefox

Install

# shared/opt install schema v1.5.5

#### as common user ####
# define applications vars
export SOFTWARE_PATH="/home/shared/opt/software"
export NAME="firefox"
export VERSION="86.0.1"
export URL="https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/${VERSION}/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-${VERSION}.tar.bz2"
su - -w SOFTWARE_PATH,NAME,VERSION

#### as root ####
# install packages and prepare destination path
apt-get -qq -y install wget coreutils findutils tar bzip2
mkdir -m 777 -p "${SOFTWARE_PATH}/tmp_install/" "${SOFTWARE_PATH}/${NAME}_${VERSION}/"
exit

#### as common user ####
umask 0027
cd "${SOFTWARE_PATH}/tmp_install"
wget -c --no-check-certificate "${URL}"
tar -xjf "firefox-${VERSION}.tar.bz2" -C "${SOFTWARE_PATH}/${NAME}_${VERSION}"
# (optional) disable firefox update
mkdir "${SOFTWARE_PATH}/${NAME}_${VERSION}"/firefox/distribution
cat > "${SOFTWARE_PATH}/${NAME}_${VERSION}"/firefox/distribution/policies.json << 'EOF'
{"policies": {"DisableAppUpdate": true}}
EOF
cd
su - -w SOFTWARE_PATH,NAME,VERSION

#### as root ####
# ensure permissions to destination path
cd "${SOFTWARE_PATH}"
chown -R root:users "${NAME}_${VERSION}"
find "${NAME}_${VERSION}" -type d -exec chmod a-s,u+rwx,g+rx,g-w,o-rwx {} \;
find "${NAME}_${VERSION}" -type f -exec chmod a-s,u+rw,g+r,g-w,o-rwx {} \;
rm -rf tmp_install
ln -s -f -T "${NAME}_${VERSION}" "${NAME}"
exit

#### as common user ####
# test the application
"${SOFTWARE_PATH}/${NAME}/firefox/firefox"

Plugins




Other notes

JRE plugin for browsers

Firefox old links to releases