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Old 06-28-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
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how to install/upgrade to mozilla firefox 3 in linux red hat 4.7 enterprise


hi i am totally new to linux. for the past 2 days i have been trying my best to install the new mozilla firefox browser but sadly not been successfull. i tried many tutorials and methods available online but so far nothing has happened for me. please help me out here. thanks
 
Old 06-28-2009, 07:38 AM   #2
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I guess you can go to the mozilla site and download it manually. Then extract it some place - say, to /opt - and create a little script in your $HOME/bin folder to launch it.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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When 'yum' is available :
# yum search firefox
# yum install firefox
The version is 3.0.10 .
....
....
No yum ... then : firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.centos.i386.rpm
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.7/updates/i386/RPMS/

Dependencies ( from 'rpm -qa --last | less )
Code:
evolution28-gtk2-2.10.4-22.el4                tor 11 jun 2009 19:27:59 CEST
evolution28-pango-1.14.9-11.el4_7             tor 11 jun 2009 19:27:57 CEST
evolution28-atk-1.12.2-4.el4                  tor 11 jun 2009 19:27:57 CEST
evolution28-glib2-2.12.3-6.el4                tor 11 jun 2009 19:25:41 CEST
evolution28-cairo-1.2.4-6.el4                 tor 11 jun 2009 19:25:00 CEST
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:04 AM   #4
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thank you all for your help. but still not been able to install it successfully i even deleted my older version of firefox which came as an default as someone told me it may be not letting the new one to be installed. i have even downloaded the firefox-3.0.10.tar.bz2 and extracted it but dont know what next to do with it.

yes there is yum installed. i tried your method but it gives the following error:
Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: update
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: update

please me out here now i even dont have my previous firefox using konqueror at the moment.
@jay73 i don't know how to write a script as i mentioned i just started linux.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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You should be able to launch by typing the path to the firefox executable into your terminal (should be a "firefox" inside the extracted package). You can then use that path to create a new icon, a menu item or a script that you place in your /home/user/bin folder (or you can create a link to /usr/bin). Creating the script is not hard at all; basically, you just put the path to the executable into a file and you make that file executable using chmod +x filename.

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