well RHEL and the free rebuilds were NEVER meant for the " new to Linux" person
it is designed for the headless server and for the office / lab
and was meant for system admins to administer ( or the IT department)
as such RHEL tends to use VERY OLD software ( with security and bug fixes BACKPORTED )
rhel6 shipped with firefox 3.6 and will keep 3.6 for its 10 years of life
now firefox is a " exception " to the red hat RULE
the rule is that there will NEVER be a version change used in RHEL
the SAME version of software that shipped in 6.0 WILL BE THE SAME in 10 years in RHEL 6.9, as it is was back in 6.0
this makes RHEL6 VERY good for the server and for the business office , BUT a very bad choice for the "home" general purpose computer
so seeing as this IS RHEL 6 ( and NOT free) you DID buy the $299/year REQUIRED
the full install instructions ARE in the red hat knowledge base
you might want to use it seeing AS you ARE paying $299 for access to it
fallow the instructions on the firefox web site
the tbz2 is a binary install
1WHAT version of RHEL is this ???
32 bit ?
or 64 bit ???
if 64 bit the tbz( from firefox website) IS the 32 bit version and the instructions ARE DIFFERENT from the 64 bit firefox
the 64 bit firefox is in the FTP page
if this IS 64 bit RHEL6 and the 32 bit firefox then the 32 bit /64 bit wrappers are needed