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Old 01-06-2006, 07:05 AM   #1
acarri
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Help installing Firefox on RedHat 6.2!


Hello everyone,

Just a simple question, how can I install Firefox on RedHat 6.2?, I have googled it for a day now to no avail, so can anyone please, please tell me how to do it?

Thanks in advance...

P.S. I can't update to a more recent version becuase I have an old computer for this install, it's a Penitum II 350 Mhz, 4 GB HDD and 32 MB RAM.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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If you use Firefox 1.5 you don't have to install it - just download the .tar.gz from mozilla.org, uncompress it somewhere and run the file firefox.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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If you use Firefox 1.5 you don't have to install it - just download the .tar.gz from mozilla.org, uncompress it somewhere and run the file firefox.
It won't work because it needs libstdc++-5 which is not available on RH 6.2. Firefox will also need the latest gtk2, glib2 etc, so it means that a lot of packages have to be upgraded manually.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 12:30 PM   #4
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Okay, I see. I suppose that's the problem with using an outdated version of a distro.
 
Old 01-08-2006, 01:55 AM   #5
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Besides, on a computer that old Firefox is going to run like a dog anyhow, even if you did have the prereqs for installing it. Firefox is well known for its use of large amounts of memory, and I don't think 32 MB is going to cut it. You're better off trying to find a minimal Web browser such as Dillo.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 06:11 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody for the posts... as you might have guess I'm a newbie to linux so here it goes... I tried to compile/install gtk2 but my box complained about the lack of a zillion dependences, tried to compile those dependences but again complained about the lack of more dependences, so I got lost... I know my test computer is maybe too old for firefox, but, with the newest version of damn small linux firefox run acceptable, so I thought I could also expect a better perfomance on an older redhat distro, so, I'm still interested in installing and testing it on rh6x so could anybody tell me where can I get the rpms or how to do it?

Thanks in advance...

P.S. Can't use dillo 'cos I need frame support, can't use dsl 'cos the OS is to heavy for 32 MB, maybe you can recommend something more light....
 
  


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