This post is about how you can install Firefox after building it from its source code. Building the source code only compiles it and checks it for any errors. But installing it makes it much more movable and can be accessed from anywhere. This process is very simple can be completed in a couple of minutes. Here are the commands that you should run in the terminal.
- First enter your mozilla-central directory and then into the obj directory. Now give the command :
sudo make install
A .zip file or a .bz2 file gets created in the dist directory which is inside the obj directory. This is to be unpacked or extracted. The files can be extracted anywhere.
- Another method of doing this is to simply run the command gmake install in the terminal. But this not recommended. It is always better to first create the tarball and than unpack it, and then install it.