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How to download the latest version of Firefox

November 10, 2021 — BarryK

I am taming Firefox, getting it to run nicely on my Acer Aspire 1 laptop. Over the last couple of days I posted to the blog about issues with Firefox. It even froze the desktop when attempted to do an update.

I have managed to completely disable updating, will document how that is achieved later.

A different update strategy: Each release of EasyOS will have the latest version of Firefox. No need for users to use the auto-update feature in Firefox. You can turn it on if you want, but no need. I am bringing out new releases of EasyOS quite frequently.

I found that it is easy to automatically download the latest FF:

wget '' -O firefox-en-us.tar.bz2

wget '' -O firefox-de.tar.bz2

wget '' -O firefox-fr.tar.bz2

The plan is, will have a skeleton FF PET, and in woofQ, when building EasyOS, will download the latest tarballs of FF, and expand the appropriate one into usr/lib/firefox for each of the en, de and fr builds.

This is really great, keen to finish implementing it. Hmmm, nearing midnight. The night is still young!   

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