If you want to know how to install Firefox on Tahrpup Puppy Linux, then you’ve found the perfect tutorial. Tahrpup is an official distribution of Puppy Linux and in this tutorial, I will show you how to install latest Firefox browser on Tahrpup.
Install Firefox on Tahrpup
First go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ to download the tar.bz2 file. This file does not contain sources, but pre-compiled binary package. If you prefer command line, use the following command to download Firefox binary package.
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Once the download is complete, open a terminal window and navigate to the download directory using
cd command. Then extract the tar.bz2 file with this command:
tar xvf firefox*.tar.bz2
A new directory named
firefox will be created in the current working directory. As I told you before, these files are pre-compiled binaries and Firefox is ready to run. There’s no need to compile from source. To start Firefox, run the firefox script in the
If libgtk-3 library is missing while running the above command, then you need to open the Puppy package manager by clicking Menu > Setup > Puppy Package Manager, then type
libgtk-3 in the search box. Click Do it! button on the upper-right corner to install all of the 3 found packages.
You should see the following window when the installation is complete. Click the OK button.
Now in the terminal window, type
again to launch Firefox browser.
We can also create a symbolic link.
ln -sf ./firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
The above command will create the
/usr/bin/firefox symbolic link pointing to the firefox start script. So next time we just have to type
firefox in the terminal window to launch Firefox browser.
That’s it! I hope this article help you install Firefox Web browser on Tahrpup Puppy Linux. Comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.