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Old 07-30-2006, 12:20 PM   #1
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Updating Firefox FC4


How do I update my firefox?

Have 1.0.4 wich I think is standard on fc4. Needs a newer version to use some of the skins/themes I want.

Anyone knows or can link me an good site for a guide/discription on how to do it?
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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You really should look into using yum or up2date to bring your system current because the current updated version for FC4 is;

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...1.fc4.i386.rpm

With that said to answer your question, Thomas Chung has three files available; http://www.fedoranews.org/tchung/firefox/1.5.0.1/

Download these three files and the latest released version of firefox;

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Place the downloaded firefox-1.5.0.5.tar.gz file along with firefox.desktop and firefox.png in someplace like /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

Place the firefox.spec file in someplace like /usr/src/redhat/SPECS

Edit the firefox.spec file to reflect the newer version, save the file when done. Then create the new installable version from the /usr/src/redhat/SPECS location typing something like;

rpmbuild -bb firefox.spec

Notes:

Having the rpm-build-4.4.1-21 rpm package installed is required.
Read the output from the build command to findout where the installable rpm package is.

FYI: thunderbird-1.5.0.5 is also available, the building of the installable rpm file is almost exactly the same, all you need the spec file;

http://www.fedoranews.org/tchung/thunderbird/1.5/

the thunderbird.desktop and thunderbird.png files;

locate thunderbird.desktop
locate thunderbird.png

They go in the same relitive places and then use the rpmbuild command from the /usr/src/redhat/SPECS location.

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thank you so much!!! Writing this from 1.5.0.5 now, thanks for quick reply!
-One of the things so much better than what win have to offer..
 
Old 07-30-2006, 09:15 PM   #4
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Your welcome glad to help
 
  


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