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Old 12-04-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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howto: install firefox 2.0 on fedora 6?->


Hey guys I dl'ed the tar file and unzipped it, however I do not see a config file or anything, and I did look at the install document and does not give any help.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-04-2006, 11:35 PM   #2
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This site worked for me: http://www.fc64.org/index.php?fc=firefox

1) Get Firefox2 from: http://www.getfirefox.com/
2) Unpack the download
3) Move the resulting folder to its new home (for me it was /usr/local)
4) ln -s /usr/local/firefox2/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox2

To use firefox2.0 just type firefox2 at the command line (assuming /usr/local/bin is in your path).

Alternatively you can create an icon on the desktop to /usr/local/firefox2/firefox.

HTH
 
Old 12-05-2006, 06:07 AM   #3
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yum -y --enablerepo=development update firefox
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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Thanks a ton guys!
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by GATTACA
This site worked for me: http://www.fc64.org/index.php?fc=firefox

1) Get Firefox2 from: http://www.getfirefox.com/
2) Unpack the download
3) Move the resulting folder to its new home (for me it was /usr/local)
4) ln -s /usr/local/firefox2/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox2

To use firefox2.0 just type firefox2 at the command line (assuming /usr/local/bin is in your path).

Alternatively you can create an icon on the desktop to /usr/local/firefox2/firefox.

HTH
Alright I just tried this and when I type firefox2 command it says - bash: firefox2: command not found.

Now in this folder is a firefox file and I did run firefox - however it opened the old one.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:34 AM   #6
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yum -y --enablerepo=development update firefox
I went ahead and did this - however it was missing a dependency: mozilla >=1.7.13 is needed for package yelp is what it said.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 12:28 PM   #7
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Alright I just tried this and when I type firefox2 command it says - bash: firefox2: command not found.

Now in this folder is a firefox file and I did run firefox - however it opened the old one.

Any suggestions?
OK I did play around and now have this error

Cannot execute /usr/local/firefox/firefox2-bin.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 01:08 PM   #8
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Quote:
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I went ahead and did this - however it was missing a dependency: mozilla >=1.7.13 is needed for package yelp is what it said.
Do you already have a version of firefox installed?
 
Old 12-05-2006, 04:14 PM   #9
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Do you already have a version of firefox installed?
Yes I have 1.5 installed.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 10:56 PM   #10
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If you are following these directions from GATTACA:
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This site worked for me: http://www.fc64.org/index.php?fc=firefox

1) Get Firefox2 from: http://www.getfirefox.com/
2) Unpack the download
3) Move the resulting folder to its new home (for me it was /usr/local)
4) ln -s /usr/local/firefox2/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox2

To use firefox2.0 just type firefox2 at the command line (assuming /usr/local/bin is in your path).
In the folder /usr/local/firefox2/firefox, there are two files, firefox and firefox-bin. Rename them firefox2 and firefox2-bin. Then try /usr/local/bin/firefox2. That is what did it for me.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 12:18 PM   #11
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sharptech, which repos do you have enabled?
 
Old 12-06-2006, 01:14 PM   #12
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If you are following these directions from GATTACA:

In the folder /usr/local/firefox2/firefox, there are two files, firefox and firefox-bin. Rename them firefox2 and firefox2-bin. Then try /usr/local/bin/firefox2. That is what did it for me.
OK I did this and it says:

error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 01:19 PM   #13
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I found that yum had not installed libstdc - so I found and installed it - so the renaming of the files was the trick.

Thanks guys for the help!
 
Old 03-08-2007, 03:55 PM   #14
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I had to uninstall firefox 1.5

I had to uninstall Firefox 1.5 for this to work.
Try this if the mentioned way did not work for you.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 02:46 AM   #15
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Thnx.

yum -y --enablerepo=development update firefox

worked perfectly for me in 2 machines running FC6.

Would the same command work fine in FC5 ?
 
  


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