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Old 08-14-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
Hambrook
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Fedora 10 & Firefox 3.5


Help help help....

I am at my Newbies' wits end, I am trying to upgrade to Firefox 3.5

Firefox came with Fedora 10 but the 'Check for Updates' in 'Help' is disabled.... reading around the net this was done on purpose.

I have been suscessful in downloading firefox-3.5.2.tar.bz2 and extracting the tarball but I have yet to be able to install the contents of firefox.

I have launched ./firefox but this only launches the current version installed.

Here is the untared file listing.... what do I do next to go from firefox 3.0 to 3.5, please and thank you for those of you that help me overcome this delima


-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 2126 2009-07-29 22:08 application.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 0 2009-07-29 22:07 .autoreg
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 2067 2009-07-29 22:08 blocklist.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 232 2009-07-29 22:07 browserconfig.properties
drwxr-xr-x 3 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 chrome
drwxr-xr-x 2 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 components
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 45760 2009-07-29 22:08 crashreporter
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 3801 2009-07-29 22:08 crashreporter.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 583 2009-07-29 22:08 crashreporter-override.ini
drwxr-xr-x 5 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 defaults
drwxr-xr-x 2 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 dictionaries
drwxr-xr-x 3 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 extensions
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 3883 2009-07-29 22:08 firefox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 58052 2009-07-29 22:08 firefox-bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 greprefs
drwxr-xr-x 2 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 icons
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 478 2009-07-29 22:08 libfreebl3.chk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 317036 2009-07-29 22:08 libfreebl3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 839336 2009-07-29 22:08 libmozjs.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 200736 2009-07-29 22:08 libnspr4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 858792 2009-07-29 22:08 libnss3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 338140 2009-07-29 22:08 libnssckbi.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 122896 2009-07-29 22:08 libnssdbm3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 77608 2009-07-29 22:08 libnssutil3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 13180 2009-07-29 22:08 libplc4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 8748 2009-07-29 22:08 libplds4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 125644 2009-07-29 22:08 libsmime3.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 478 2009-07-29 22:08 libsoftokn3.chk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 190032 2009-07-29 22:08 libsoftokn3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 442840 2009-07-29 22:08 libsqlite3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 160140 2009-07-29 22:08 libssl3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 12160 2009-07-29 22:08 libxpcom.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 14165728 2009-07-29 22:08 libxul.so
drwxr-xr-x 2 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 modules
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 10804 2009-07-29 22:08 mozilla-xremote-client
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 112 2009-07-29 22:07 old-homepage-default.properties
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 136 2009-07-29 22:08 platform.ini
drwxr-xr-x 2 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 plugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 177 2009-07-29 22:08 README.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 15861 2009-07-29 22:07 removed-files
drwxr-xr-x 6 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:08 res
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 10450 2009-07-29 22:08 run-mozilla.sh
drwxr-xr-x 2 twiggy twiggy 4096 2009-07-29 22:07 searchplugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 825 2009-07-29 22:08 Throbber-small.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 6 2009-07-29 22:07 update.locale
-rwxr-xr-x 1 twiggy twiggy 70472 2009-07-29 22:08 updater
-rw-r--r-- 1 twiggy twiggy 143 2009-07-29 22:07 updater.ini

Help and thanks for your help.

LH
 
Old 08-14-2009, 02:04 AM   #2
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Try running the full path to your new version. And when it works move the folder somewhere you like and rename the old version and make a symlink to the new version from somewhere in your path. Done.
 
  


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