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How do I do a silent install of Firefox 22?

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I attempted to do a silent install of Firefox v22 (on a machine that doesn't have any other version installed) via the switch -ms but the wizard still appeared. The same thing happened when I tried to use a config.ini file via the /INI switch. How do I do a silent install now?

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"Firefox Setup Stub 22.0" isn't the full Firefox installation package, That is an online installer which is only 274 KB, where the full installer is 20.8MB (en-US versions)

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop = stub
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html = full installer package

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see the following...

install and configure firefox silently

...and of course adjust the config accoring to your preferences.

Modified by smo

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I don't see those steps working since they still require the -ms switch which doesn't work on v22. Or at least not on the package I downloaded today which is "Firefox Setup Stub 22.0."

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"Firefox Setup Stub 22.0" isn't the full Firefox installation package, That is an online installer which is only 274 KB, where the full installer is 20.8MB (en-US versions)

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop = stub
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html = full installer package

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I have the same issue. I use a system that pushes the Mozilla updates when and where I want them. In the past (version 18.02 and previous) I've simply put the -ms command in the push and Mozilla has updated automatically on the desktops. Is there an easy way to push silently on later versions? A simple command, as opposed to the other stuff listed?

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kcoats,

Are you doing an actual update? Or installing the complete new version of Firefox, as the Owner of this thread was talking about?

If the former, see this - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Setting_up_an_update_server

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I'm updating the version from version 18.02 to version 24. I did notice that when I used the full version (not STUB) the -ms command worked, so I think I'm good. Thanks for the quick response though.