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Old 04-13-2005, 05:14 AM   #1
satimis
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Firefox upgrade question


Hi folks,

FedoraCore2

I'm running firefox-0.9.3-0.fdr.4 on OS. However the latest version is "Firefox 1.0.2"

Also I'm running "yum update" to upgrade new version of packages. Please advise what is the repositories for "firefox"

TIA

B.R.
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:51 AM   #2
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Re: Firefox upgrade question

Quote:
Originally posted by satimis
Hi folks,

FedoraCore2

I'm running firefox-0.9.3-0.fdr.4 on OS. However the latest version is "Firefox 1.0.2"

Also I'm running "yum update" to upgrade new version of packages. Please advise what is the repositories for "firefox"

TIA

B.R.
satimis
You can download the Firefox 1.0.2 version from http://www.mozilla.org which has a nice installer that you run from a console window if you can't find the rpm at any of the sites I have in my yum.conf.

After you download the tar.gz Firefox package from here > http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all.html , run as root:

Code:
tar xvzf firefox-1.0.2.installer.tar.gz
then in the console, change to the directory it unpacked to by typing as root:

Code:
cd firefox
and then you run

Code:
./firefox-installer
Make sure you choose "custom install path" and make sure it goes to /usr/local/firefox

You can then after that make any launcher addition to the menu or taskbar or desktop and make the command

Code:
'/usr/loca/firefox/firefox'
The icon is available in the /usr/local/firefox/icons directory. Choose the one that's the largest (mozicon50.xpm).

Last edited by t3gah; 04-13-2005 at 05:57 AM.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 06:04 AM   #3
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Re: Re: Firefox upgrade question

Hi t3gah,

Tks for your detail advice.

Quote:
You can download the Firefox 1.0.2 version from http://www.mozilla.org which has a nice installer that you run from a console window if you can't find the rpm at any of the sites I have in my yum.conf.
Since I have an old version of Firefox running on the OS I prefer to try upgrade from Internet first.

Hereinfollow comes
$ cat /etc/yum.conf
Code:
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=fedora-release
tolerant=1
exactarch=1
# Added this because some mirrors go down and then retying takes forever.
retries=2


[base]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
  http://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
  http://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
  http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distr...ra/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.os

[updates-released]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
  http://ftp.ens.utulsa.edu/pub/linux/.../core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
  http://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
  http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distr.../core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.updates

#[updates-testing]
#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Unreleased Updates
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/$releasever/$basearc$

#[development]
#name=Fedora Core $releasever - Development Tree
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/$basearch/


###################
## Fedora Extras ##
###################

[fedora-stable]
name=Fedora.us Extras (Stable)
baseurl=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable

#[fedora-unstable]
#name=Fedora.us Extras (Unstable)
#baseurl=http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable

#[fedora-testing]
#name=Fedora.us Extras (Testing)
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing


###############
## Livna.org ##
###############

[livna-stable]
name=Livna.org - Fedora Compatible Packages (stable)
baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/stable
  http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/stable


#[livna-unstable]
#name=Livna.org - Fedora Compatible Packages (unstable)
#baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/unstable
#  http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/unstable


###################
## Miscellaneous ##
###################

[macromedia.mplug.org]
name=macromedia.mplug.org - Flash Plugin
baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/apt/fedora/$releasever
  http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
  http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
  http://macromedia.rediris.es/apt/fedora/$releasever

[dag]
name=Dag RPM Repository for Fedora Core
baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
Please advise which repositories I have to copy from your "/etc/yum.conf" to the "yum.conf" of this OS.

TIA

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 04-13-2005, 06:23 AM   #4
t3gah
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Re: Re: Re: Firefox upgrade question

Quote:
Originally posted by satimis
Hi t3gah,

Tks for your detail advice.

Since I have an old version of Firefox running on the OS I prefer to try upgrade from Internet first.

Hereinfollow comes
$ cat /etc/yum.conf
Code:
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=fedora-release
tolerant=1
exactarch=1
# Added this because some mirrors go down and then retying takes forever.
retries=2


[base]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
  http://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
  http://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
  http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distr...ra/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.os

[updates-released]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
  http://ftp.ens.utulsa.edu/pub/linux/.../core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
  http://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
  http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distr.../core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.updates

#[updates-testing]
#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Unreleased Updates
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/$releasever/$basearc$

#[development]
#name=Fedora Core $releasever - Development Tree
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/$basearch/


###################
## Fedora Extras ##
###################

[fedora-stable]
name=Fedora.us Extras (Stable)
baseurl=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
  http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable

#[fedora-unstable]
#name=Fedora.us Extras (Unstable)
#baseurl=http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
#  http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable

#[fedora-testing]
#name=Fedora.us Extras (Testing)
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
#  http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing


###############
## Livna.org ##
###############

[livna-stable]
name=Livna.org - Fedora Compatible Packages (stable)
baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/stable
  http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/stable


#[livna-unstable]
#name=Livna.org - Fedora Compatible Packages (unstable)
#baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/unstable
#  http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/unstable


###################
## Miscellaneous ##
###################

[macromedia.mplug.org]
name=macromedia.mplug.org - Flash Plugin
baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/apt/fedora/$releasever
  http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
  http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
  http://macromedia.rediris.es/apt/fedora/$releasever

[dag]
name=Dag RPM Repository for Fedora Core
baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
Please advise which repositories I have to copy from your "/etc/yum.conf" to the "yum.conf" of this OS.

TIA

B.R.
satimis [/B]
It should download from the development site you already have listed because this is where it's at > http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6/Fedora/RPMS/

EDIT: But I have that exactly URL in my yum.conf on my other system. I use that other system to hack FC, breaking it here and there and then fixing it. It's something I learned at Dell, IBM and Compaq for tech support reasons. So the other comment I made about "not using FC" is sort of correct. It's not a production box. IT's a tool for training. Pretty soon I'll be testing it with my three PERC's and a bunch of hard disk configurations.

I originally had a complete set of tutorials and the like from testing this and that in my other computer because I was going to post a complete shakedown eval with all kinds of components and Linux operating systems to the geocities site. But I decided that was too time consuming and so I deleted it all from that geocities.com site. I still have it on CD complete with log files, error messages and the fixes. Don't know what I'm going to do with it now though.

My apologies about the yum.conf online, I forgot its for FC3.

(mental note to self: in future, read posts more carefully, query poster didn't say FC3!)


Last edited by t3gah; 04-13-2005 at 06:55 AM.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
satimis
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Firefox upgrade question

Hi t3gah,

Tks for your advice.

Quote:
It should download from the development site you already have listed because this is where it's at > http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6/Fedora/RPMS/
The package download has different version number "firefox-1.0.2-3.i386.rpm". The running version is;
# rpm -qa | grep firefox
firefox-0.9.3-0.fdr.4

I don't know whether
# rpm -Uvh firefox-1.0.2-3.i386.rpm
will work

A further question, if I download its installer from Firefox website whether I have to delete the running version first.

Quote:
I originally had a complete set of tutorials and the like from testing this and that in my other computer because I was going to post a complete shakedown eval with all kinds of components and Linux operating systems to the geocities site.......
There are websites for submitting tutorials. You can find them with "google search" and submit your tutorials to any site you consider appropriate. Please keep me informed after submission. Tks.

Quote:
My apologies about the yum.conf online, I forgot its for FC3......
It is OK. Never mind.

B.R.
satimis
 
  


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