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Old 12-05-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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Firefox 8.0


I'm trying to upgrade to Firefox 8.0. I downloaded the tar file and ran the tar command. Is there anything else I need to do like copy or move a file to a directory? When I open Firefox it still opens the 3.0 version. I'm running RHEL5. Thank you.

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
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Suppose you extracted the firefox.tar.gz
Then after extracting,hope you did run make and make install to install it.

Once above is done link the original /usr/bin/firefox with new extracted one or run firefox from the new extracted bin folder from command prompt
 
Old 12-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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I think it will help you -> installing-latest-version-of-firefox
 
Old 12-06-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
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I been running the real ff for quite some time now & finally got the mozilla.png for launcher & desktop icon.
One of these days I'm going to reinstall so that it's not just setup in users account.

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:33 AM   #5
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You have to make sure that the tar file you have downloaded , does it contain source code which you can compile and run ?

Because according to my knowledge once you have download this tar file from http://download.mozilla.org/?product...nux&lang=en-US , you need to follow these instructions.

1. Untar the tar file into any of the directory where you have read-write-execute access.
2. Now you are ready to go.
3. You just need to open the terminal and browse/go to firefox directory and run 'firefox &' command.
4. If you need it on desktop/Launch pad then you have create a shortcut and into the command/run text box you need to provide the path of the firefox executable file in firefox directory.

P.S. Same thing applies to new Thunderbird 7 application.

-Sandy

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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Firefox 8

I didn't realize it was so easy. Here's the solution. For RHEL, you just have to right-click on that globe icon with a mouse wrapped around it (next to 'system'). Then click on properties. Then change the 'Command' block and put the link to your firefox' executable file. In my case, I un-tarred the file in my user directory so I had to type /home/username/firefox/firefox

---------- Post added 12-13-11 at 02:43 PM ----------

Thanks to everyone who tried to help me.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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@rpascua that's also how I have mine installed but installing to users directory doesn't allow the other users on my system use it.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 10:44 PM   #8
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After replying to your last reply I decided to install firefox again but for all users & it was a success.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=62113
 
  


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