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Old 09-21-2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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How to update firefox in redhat enterprise 5


Dear All,
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)
 
Old 09-21-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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First, RHEL 5 is obsolete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.
 
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #3
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# yum install firefox

.. will install firefox-10.0.7-1.el5,
which is the latest official RHEL5 package for firefox.

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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a)untar the file <tar.bz2)
tar -jxvf firefox.tar.bz2
b) cd firefox
c) ./firefox

You can make a link on your desktop

NB: I do not know whether rhel 5 supports ff 15.0
I have 10 for my rhel 5. If it works then cheers....!!!
 
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #5
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arun.ee1988
from reading your other posts
is this RHEL5 install
the unpaid one that you are trying to run on a LAPTOP and get "telnet" running on ????

if so
install RHEL6.3
BUY THE REQUIRED support contract!!!!!!!
or

install CentOS 6.3
 
Old 09-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
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If you have a paid subscription, it's as easy as opening firefox>>Help>>About Firefox if there's an update there will be an icon to update.
It may or may not happen if your system is unsupported.
 
Old 09-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #7
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If you have a paid subscription, it's as easy as opening firefox>>Help>>About Firefox if there's an update there will be an icon to update.
It may or may not happen if your system is unsupported.
that is not in the Ancient Firefox 1.5
and the old rhel5.0 might not be able to use ff15
 
Old 09-21-2012, 10:24 PM   #8
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First, RHEL 5 is obsolete
RHEL5 EOL extended to March 31, 2017


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and the old rhel5.0 might not be able to use ff15
Like the rest told the OP: just untar the tarball. And if the OP has SElinux enabled just set textreloc on libxul.so. That's about it.
 
  


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