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Old 04-27-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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please help!! Installing Firefox


I am running Fedora 20 on VMware 10. Firefox 27 is already installed but I need to install Firefox 28 by command line.

I need to know what to type.

I put yum install firefox.x86-64 firefox 28.0-3.fc20

Linux doesn't recognize the space between firefox and 28. It also doesn't recognize it if I put a period between them.

And when the system is resolving dependencies, if you have a problem with a library, where do you go to get a fresh copy of that library?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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The install / update command is :

# yum install firefox.x86_64

Please always use like $ yum search firefox
.. to know the right package name.
* I.e. yum does not accept spell errors.

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phillyfilly View Post
I am running Fedora 20 on VMware 10. Firefox 27 is already installed but I need to install Firefox 28 by command line.

I need to know what to type.

I put yum install firefox.x86-64 firefox 28.0-3.fc20

Linux doesn't recognize the space between firefox and 28. It also doesn't recognize it if I put a period between them.

And when the system is resolving dependencies, if you have a problem with a library, where do you go to get a fresh copy of that library?

Thanks for your help.
via command line type the following:

Code:
# yum search firefox | grep 28.0*
then once you have that info you can pick and choose the file you wish to install via yum.
 
Old 04-27-2014, 07:19 PM   #4
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just a plain search will show you
Code:
su -
yum search firefox
you will get a lot of other hits but the current is in there

or just do a normal everyday update and if a new version has been released it will be installed

Code:
su -
yum update
and that is it , all you7 need to do is type 2 words after becoming root
 
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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Just as an aside, Linux does not like spaces in file names or URLs.

There are ways of dealing with spaces; in URLs, for example, they get replaced with %20. In filenames, you can escape them with a backslash; for example, "some windows file.something" can be typed as "some\ windows\ file.something."

Best practices dictate not to use them. You will not find spaces in native Linux file names.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 01:49 AM   #6
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Really need help, now

--I had a typo. I had typed in my system yum install firefox.x86_64 (underscore, not a hyphen). It asked me for a file name.
So the firefox.x86_64 was not enough.

--When I type yum update firefox.x86_64 it comes up with hundreds of lines of dependencies. It tells me that I have duplicate files and missing files -- and I don't know how to handle these.
What do I do about all the dependencies?

--When I type yum update, it wants more info.

--How do you stop the screen from scrolling up, out of view?
I want to stop it at 20 lines. There is an error message that I cannot get to read.

--For the command yum search firefox | grep 28.0* my system said it was an invalid command.

--I still need to know how to install Firefox 28 by command line and I need to do this Monday. I need step-by-step help. Thanks.

Last edited by phillyfilly; 04-28-2014 at 02:01 AM.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 03:56 AM   #7
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the default firefox is NORMALLY the 32 bit version
all the default firefox plugins are 32 bit
the Adobe flash plugin is 32 bit ( but the 64 bit works now)
the media plugin is 32 bit

if you install the 64 bit version
you ALSO!!!! have to install all the 64 bit plugins
including all the 64 bit multimedia software to play videos in firefox


that is why
Code:
su -
yum update
is the BEST way to make sure that the current is installed

you also have to manually change settings
 
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:31 PM   #8
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So Simple, but if you don't know

yum update did the trick. I now have Firefox 28. It updated a whole lot of other things, as well.

Two words. So simple. But if you don't know, you don't know.

Thank you to everyone who replied.
 
  


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