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Did you download it from the ftp site, such as:
There is a readme there that explains the details on how to install:
Meanwhile, a couple of points:
You don't need to upgrade at all. The version that came with Solaris 10 is fully functional and compatible.
Solaris commands are very similar to Linux commands. It's unclear what help you would need with terminal commands.
Hi, I followed the instruction below and it worked for me ::
... although, of course, since Sun is no longer, the Sunsolve site is also gone ...
This directory contains Solaris builds of Firefox 3.6.16, which are contributed by Oracle Solaris Desktop Beijing Team. If you have any problem with these builds, please send email to desktop dash discuss at opensolaris dot org Installation: ------------- * Tarball format Extract the tarball to a proper location $ bzip2 -dc <tarball basename>.tar.bz2 | tar -xf - : Make sure there is no firefox directory there before you extract the tarball, it's not recommended to just overwrite the old firefox directory. * Pkgadd format 1, First uncompress the zip file $ bzip2 -d <zip file basename>.bz2 You will get a package datastream file named <zip file basename> 2, Install the package as root # pkgadd -d ./<zip file basename> The default install location would be /opt/sfw/lib/firefox To Enable Java: --------------- cd /path/to/<install location>/plugins ln -s /path/to/<jave home>/lib/<sparc|i386>/libnpjp2.so To Enable Flash Player: -------------------------- 1, Download the Flash Player plugin from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ 2, Extract the tarball and place the files under /path/to/<install location>/plugins To Run The Application: ----------------------- a, Execute the application by specifying the absolute path $ /path/to/<install location>/firefox b, Add <install location> to your PATH and execute "firefox" c, Add the desktop file and start from menu(pkgadd format only) # cat >/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop<<EOF [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Exec=/path/to/<install location>/firefox TryExec=/path/to/<install location>/firefox Icon=/path/to/<install location>/icons/mozicon50.xpm X-GNOME-DocPath= Terminal=false Name=firefox GenericName=firefox Comment=firefox Categories=Application;Network; EOF Troubleshooting: ---------------- * If you could not start up the application or encounter some unexpected crash, try to do this, 1, Rename the profile directory("$HOME/.mozilla" for Mozilla suite, "$HOME/.mozilla/firefox" for Firefox and "$HOME/.thunderbird" for Thunderbird) 2, Start up the application without importing anything * For Solaris 10 users, if you have font display problems or crashes with some pages. Please apply the fontconfig and Freetype patch. #138353, #119813 (x86) #138352, #119812 (SPARC) You can download them at http://sunsolve.sun.com
You don't really upgrade firefox on Solaris. You instead reinstall it. I have listed some helpful links below. The 1st link is on my blog, so this is how I install it.
If you would like to use solaris packages insead of the tar.bz2 file, unixpackages.com has Solaris packages you can use instead.
Here are some sites that tell you how to install firefox.
You can download firefox from the sites below. I recomend the 1st link.