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Currently i am having firefox 1.5 version with my redhat enterprise 5 i want to update the firefox version so i have downloaded the latest version can anyone tell me how to install the downloaded software.Latest version name(firefox-15.0.1.tar.bz2)
First, RHEL 5 is obsolete
Second, it's a good idea to install SW using the package manager if at all possible.
If you are not subscribed (paying) for RHEL / RedHat network, then better to use something like CentOS (free clone of RHEL) or Fedora.
To install the downloaded SW, first extract the archive using "tar -xjvf <filename>". Then open the resulting folder and look for a README, install script, etc. There are various conventions for installing "off distro" SW---I've always used the /opt directory.