Firefox 6 – README

This directory contains Solaris builds of Firefox 6.0.2, 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

* Tarball format

Extract the tarball to a proper location[1] $ bzip2 -dc .tar.bz2 | tar -xf -

[1]: 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 .bz2
You will get a package datastream file named

2, Install the package as root
# pkgadd -d ./
The default install location would be /opt/sfw/lib/firefox

To Enable Java:
cd /path/to//plugins
ln -s /path/to//lib//

To Enable Flash Player:
1, Download the Flash Player plugin from

2, Extract the tarball and place the files under

To Run The Application:
a, Execute the application by specifying the absolute path
$ /path/to//firefox

b, Add to your PATH and execute "firefox"

c, Add the desktop file and start from menu(pkgadd format only)
# cat >/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop</firefox


* 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

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

Build Configuration:
* Firefox and Mozilla suite

Start up Mozilla/Firefox that you just installed and type
"about:buildconfig" in the URL field, and then you would see all the
build configurations used for this build.

* Thunderbird

Extract "buildconfig.html" from /chrome/toolkit.jar,
which records all the build configure information of this build.
$ jar xf /path/to//chrome/toolkit.jar \