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Old 03-22-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Help - Update Firefox for RHEL/Fedora - Lovelock


Friends,

I just installed Lovelock on VMware 5.2. This version comes with an outdated Firefox browser. I am attempting to download and install the latest update for Firefox and I would like to do it from the command line.

All help is greatly appreciated.

Again, thanks.

-DT, Newb
 
Old 03-22-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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I'm not really clear on wht lovelock is, but try
Code:
sudo yum update firefox
or
Code:
sudo yum update
to update everything.
 
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:17 PM   #3
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Fedora 15 (Lovelock) is very outdated - like about 2.5 years beyond end of life. Installing the current release of Fedora (F20) will get a complete set of updated applications, not just Firefox.
 
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:44 PM   #4
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Wow. Didn't realize how outdated Lovelock is. Thanks for the tip.

Redd9, thanks for your help as well.
 
Old 03-22-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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you might not be able to even run firefox 28

the long dead fedora 15 had
firefox-4.0.1-1.fc15.i686.rpm

install the current Fedora 20
 
Old 03-23-2014, 12:27 AM   #6
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I eventually installed firefox 12. But then I finished downloading Fedora 20. Hell yeah! Playing around with it now.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 07:59 AM   #7
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Comment re Firefox on Fedora:
Firefox depends on xulrunner, and my experience has been that a mismatch between versions usually means firefox will not function properly. The latest version of firefox in the Fedora repos is firefox-28.0-3; the latest version of xulrunner is xulrunner-27.0-1. The usual behavior was observed, so I downgraded to firefox-27.0.1-2 and all is well again.
 
  


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