Firefox for AIX
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This is the most recent security release of Firefox 3.6.28 on AIX 5.2 (32bit) or later. md5sum: 18611c903f398925cfd8ecc3c5f2e73d
This is the most recent security release of Firefox 3.6.28 on AIX 5.3 (64bit) or later. md5sum: 80100090c99ad8a5972001b894c248b2
For AIX 5.1ML9 use Firefox 3.6.28 for AIX 5.1 md5sum: 86256e71a630532258de981dc2dc8710
This is the preivious release of Firefox 3.6.27 on AIX 5.2 (32bit) or later. md5sum: 5f83183fd4c14638f435f9c3d0d67eb4
This is the most preivious release of Firefox 3.6.27 on AIX 5.3 (64bit) or later. md5sum: 94d11582ca84eccff75fc19e154a3825
For AIX 5.1ML9 use Firefox 3.6.27 for AIX 5.1 md5sum: 04851b56ab72fd0e5bc1da6dc9bdf848
This is the previous release of Firefox 3.6.26 on AIX 5.2 (32bit) or later. md5sum: 1875abf117aa61ac33bb184455258827
This is the previous release of Firefox 3.6.26 on AIX 5.3 (64bit) or later. md5sum: 9a8225a147302b8abf31f2342ae3faa6
For AIX 5.1ML9 use Firefox 3.6.26 for AIX 5.1 md5sum: 28d7522631124b45adfcba3def6e230a
This is the previous release of Firefox 3.6.25 on AIX 5.2 (32bit) or later. md5sum: ca28291bc704a501a71624e0fe7ae0c1
This is the previous release of Firefox 3.6.25 on AIX 5.3 (64bit) or later. md5sum: 239d96fff2856b691f3fb79d91414a99
For AIX 5.1ML9 use Firefox 3.6.25 for AIX 5.1 md5sum: a6db71a195282305586d1d19382d5e6c
For a working Java Plugin, you'll need at least AIX 5.3TL6 and the very latest 32bit Java6 runtime.
Remove /opt/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so and create a symlink to
If you use the AIX 5.3 64bit build you must also use the 64bit Java plugin.
For me this also worked on AIX 5.2TL10, though this is completely unsupported.
If you need the Java Plugin on AIX 5.1 or AIX 4.3.3 you must stay with Firefox 3.5.x.
Firefox 3.5.19 for AIX 4.3.3
Firefox 3.5.19 for AIX 5.1 or later
Firefox 3.5.19 is the last and final supported release of the Firefox 3.5.x branch. There will be no newer Firefox for AIX 4.3.3.
If you want to know how Firefox was built, look at my SeaMonkey page.
If you have SeaMonkey 2.0.x, Thunderbird 3.1 or Firefox 3.5.x up and running on AIX 5.1ML9 or later, you have all you need!
A guide to the needed GTK2 runtime packages is provided.
The final Firefox 188.8.131.52
Update to Firefox 3.5 recommended
1.0.8 for AIX 4.3.3 just for the completeness this historic release is kept available.
Compiled for the common CPU model which works on all RS/6000 and pSeries.
For CDE integration there is a CDE Type and Action with an icon.
If you have 256MB or more RAM you also may be happy with the Seamonkey Suite or Thunderbird Mail client.
AIX 4.3.3 ML 11 with X11 installed and C++ runtime libs xlC.aix43.rte 184.108.40.206 for AIX 4.3.3, xlC.aix50.rte 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 or later for AIX 5L.
From AIX Toolbox install or update to:
rpm.rte 22.214.171.124 for AIX 4.3.3, or later for AIX 5L.
mandatory runtime rpms
Install or update the rpm.rte installp image, then install or update the rpm's from AIX Toolbox.
Then you are ready to install Firefox.
For AIX 4.3.3 I recommend creating a separate filesystem for /opt and create a symbolic
link "ln -s /opt/freeware freeware" in the directory /usr/opt pointing
to /opt/freeware. AIX 5L has a separate /opt filesystem by default.
If using Java appletts you soon want more horsepower. You may find less sufficant. But don't expect it will work with less than 256MB RAM. Netscape 4.8 has a snappier GUI (Motif!) but rendering is much slower.
The slowest machine I have tested is my 7011-250 with 80MHz PowerPC601. A true colour X server is mandatory.
It's much(!!!) faster than a GTK2 build for AIX 5.1
Mar, 7th 2012
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