Upgrading to Firefox 14 on Fedora 15
My Firefox keeps crashing, so I'd like to upgrade it. Here's what I've got now:
but no joy. Note that the instructions for setting up the rpmfusion repo don't work. I got around this by going to rpmfusion.org and following the instructions there directly (which I had done previously, but this did update them). The instructions for installing the remi repo worked just fine. But, as you can see, no newer versions of Firefox.
Anybody have any suggestions?
basically you do not on the now DEAD fedora 15
you install the current Fedora 17
the OLD firefox in the OLD base fedora 15 repo is the OLD firefox 3.6 ( yes ff3.6)
it is mostly incompatible with Firefox 14 or 15 testing
Well, if I could trust Fedora to upgrade properly without destroying my machine, I probably would upgrade my laptop from 15 and/or my workstation from 14. However, experience has taught me that, if I don't want to lose a week reconfiguring and deconfiguring, I'm really better off staying where I am. :-/
FC15 was brand new when I installed it on this laptop only a little over a year ago ... seems like the Fedora lifecycle is getting shorter and shorter. <sigh> Ah, well, I guess I'll just take the suggestion of going directly to Mozilla and around yum altogether.
fedora IS NEVER stable
there is NEVER a "stable" release
it has been 13 months sense about fedora2
A new and often VERY different OS is released EVERY 6 months
the RECOMMEND ( sense the beginning of the fedora project) is a clean NEW install
back up data
that is the PREFERRED way to "upgrade"
now over the last few years "preupgrade" has gotten "better"
BUT it REQUIRES a 1 gig boot partition , and NOT a 100 Meg partition
and will fail from using third party repos
also fedora 15 IS EOL!!!
DO NOT use a version of fedora that WILL NEVER EVER get ANY security fixes
there will NEVER be any kernel updates to fix KNOWN and NOW fixed issues
there will NEVER be any updates to any programs -- it it DEAD!!!
install fedora 17
then in about 4 mouths instal lfedora 18
then 6 months after that install fedora 19
Use a LONGER life distro !
openSUSE is 18 months
SELD( suse- non free) is 7 YEARS
RHEL is 7 to 10 YEARS
Well, for those folks who have turned up this thread in a search, and were perhaps hoping for something slightly more helpful than "upgrade your OS, you moron!", I'd like to report that I finally figured out how to do this. Perhaps this will be helpful for other folks as well.
First of all, I wasn't able to find a way to do it with yum. I'm not sure why, but really all the yum is doing for you is working out the dependencies, and I was able to do that by trial and error. So this should work fine.
Fire up your Google and run two searches:
If you're not sure what architecture you have, try:
Hope this helps some folks!
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