The questionable move by Firefox to the rapid release schedule has me disappointed. A little bugs here and there, incompatible add-ons, and so on. Seriously, the major, if not the most important advantage of Firefox is all these add-ons we have come to love, so making them unstable only makes the browser lose the edge.
Yet Firefox remains my default browser (it might change when I have time to give Chrome a serious shot though). On Debian, with its slow release schedule, this means that I need to custom install the latest stable version. Here’s the procedure.
Go to the Firefox download web page. Choose the version you want and download to a temporary directory, here ~/tmp. Then follow this:
$ cd ~/tmp $ ls firefox-9.0.1.tar.bz2 $ tar -xvjf firefox-9.0.1.tar.bz2 $ sudo mv firefox /usr/local/firefox-9.0.1 $ cd /usr/local $ sudo ln -s firefox-9.0.1 firefox $ cd /usr/local/bin $ sudo ln -s ../firefox/firefox-bin firefox
This is it! You should be able to launch Firefox with the command firefox anywhere on the system.
I recommend installing Flash-Aid add-on and re-install Flash using the Firefox just installed.