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Old 09-24-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
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Angry Firefox upgrade from version 1 to 3 on RHEL AS 4 Linux


Hi all ,
I am using RHEL AS 4 Linux. My current version of Firefox is 1. I am trying to upgrade it to 3.5 which is latest, how ever after downloading the gz file and extracting it it opens only old version.
after firefox command it opens old Firefox and not upgrade process.
I don't get any error message while executing the command.
Can any one please help me out ?
Thanks in advance.

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chankya
 
Old 09-24-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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you should execute the firefox bin file from the extracted .gz file
 
Old 09-24-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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execute the firefox bin file
Not quite correct.
Firefox is started with the script 'firefox'.
.. You may miss some dependencies.
.. Also required by Firefox-3.0.14, which you can get with
# yum install firefox
( or with 'up2date' ).

The dependencies are described is this thread :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=firefox

The text : export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/evolution28/lib
can be added to the ( empty ) line 49 in firefox/firefox
.. to find / use those libraries.
.....
 
Old 09-24-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
Not quite correct.
Firefox is started with the script 'firefox'.
.. You may miss some dependencies.
.. Also required by Firefox-3.0.14, which you can get with
# yum install firefox
( or with 'up2date' ).

The dependencies are described is this thread :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=firefox

The text : export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/evolution28/lib
can be added to the ( empty ) line 49 in firefox/firefox
.. to find / use those libraries.
.....
thanks knudfl, that was a mistake

@chankya
try the 'firefox' file from the tar, if anything goes wrong let us know
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:13 AM   #5
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you should execute the firefox bin file from the extracted .gz file
I tried but it says Command not found ...!
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:17 AM   #6
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thanks knudfl, that was a mistake

@chankya
try the 'firefox' file from the tar, if anything goes wrong let us know
Hi Jerray ,
Thanks for quick response.
I checked on Firefox site for dependacies It asks for some of library files. where and how I should on my system for these versions ?
Thanks all for help.

Regards,

Chankya ...
 
Old 09-25-2009, 05:01 AM   #7
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first you should execute firefox; it's the file named 'firefox' (i'm pretty sure its named so)

just double click it or cd into the extracted directory and do ./firefox
 
Old 09-25-2009, 07:20 AM   #8
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REPEAT..REPEAT : the dependencies are all mentioned here
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=firefox
 
  


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