How can I install Firefox to my home directory on Solaris?

I do not have root or administrator access.

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  1. Download a tarball from https://unixpackages.com/packages/mozilla

  2. Untar the tarball in your home directory

  3. ~/path/to/firefox

  • What does the third step mean? – CJ7 Sep 18 '16 at 22:41
  • ~ is a substitute for your home directory. path/to/firefox is to be replaced with the actual path of your Firefox installation. – schaiba Sep 19 '16 at 15:43

You can download the package from the sunfreeware mirror (old unix packages and free webpage): http://ftp.ntua.gr/mirror/sun-freeware/mozilla/

Once you have it, upload it to /tmp or any directory where you like and install it link this:

1- Uncompress
$ bunzip2 /tmp/firefox-10.0.2.en-US.solaris-10-fcs-sparc-pkg.bz2

2- Install
$ pkgadd -d /tmp/firefox-10.0.2.en-US.solaris-10-fcs-sparc-pkg -R /export/home/user/

Bad news are: Probably this will not work, firefox need libraries that must be installed as root. You can't use pkgrm to uninstall the software you must delete the directories. You have to run firefox like /export/home/user/opt/sfw/bin/firefox since the software is not installed in the root base directory.

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