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Old 11-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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CentOS 6.2 Firefox Help


First post here... I usually lurk and get my answers from searching but I'm getting tired and frankly want to get this solved before thanksgiving break!

So I'm running CentOs 6.2 which has firefox x86_64 3.6.24-3.el6.centos on it.

I'm attempting to either get firefox-14.0.1.tar.bz2 or firefox-16.0.2.tar.bz2 on it.

I have attempted to install through using yum which you can remove just fine but once you try and do an install neither of the new versions show up nor do they when I tried to do an yum update prior.

I have my software all located in /opt/infrastructure/software and the centos DVD copied to /opt/CentOS6.2 , let me also mention that this machine is on an internal network so directly connecting to the internet is not an option just incase any help may speak about something in regards to that.

Thank you for the help in advance. I apologize if the answer was on another question and I overlooked it (I blame it on looking through many other google searches)
 
Old 11-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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yum can only install rpms from the designated repos in the dir /etc/yum.repos.d.
On my Centos 6.3 box it has
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 rpm -qa|grep firefox
firefox-10.0.10-1.el6.centos.x86_64
What I recommend is that you (using another computer) go to the Centos site and download/burn Centos 6.3 DVD isos, then use this https://code.google.com/p/iredmail/w...Yum_Repository to create a local repo and 'yum update' from there.
Note that RH (& therefore Centos) backport a lot of fixes, so the major version number doesn't tell the whole story.

However, if you really NEED eg FF16, then you will have to go to the Firefox home site and install a download from there. Dump the file into eg /opt/ff16, then extract and follow the instructions therein.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hey thanks for the tip I'll try that today and let you know how it works.

I apologize for not responding sooner I ran into some other tasks the next day and than was off until today.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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It is very simple. Just go to Firefox website and then download the compiled binary pack for linux. Then extract it and click Firefox.
 
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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I tried chrism01's said and while the commands worked it still didn't pull the firefox-16.02.tar.bz2 .

Ok I don't know if I'm missing something here which I'm assuming I am.... I'm not seeing on firefox's site anything in regards to binary packs for Linux and when I search it's not giving me anything to download.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
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www.firefox.com

Click the big green button
 
Old 11-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
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www.firefox.com

Click the big green button
-sigh-

Let me retort I'm not able to connect from that specific box. What I can get to open internet on is windows so if I were to just "click the big green button" it'd say download version 17.0 for windows. I'm not THAT dense.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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There is a link below the big green button labeled "Systems and Languages" It will take you to a page where you can download the latest version for windows, OS X and linux.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anotherusr View Post
-sigh-

Let me retort I'm not able to connect from that specific box. What I can get to open internet on is windows so if I were to just "click the big green button" it'd say download version 17.0 for windows. I'm not THAT dense.
Just an observation: this is the first time you've mentioned the download must be from a Windows box. If you didn't get the answer you wanted, then maybe you asked the wrong question.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html
 
Old 11-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
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Thank you for the help. The site is giving me the version 17 which I'm aware of but the file looked identical to the version 16 as far as its still a .tar.bz2 . But I'll give the benefit of the doubt. I'm going to try it on My home vm of CentOs6.2 now.

And yes I should have mentioned I'm trying download then burn the file from a windows/osx box.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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decenter nailed it in post #4. Extract the archive. There's a firefox binary inside.
 
Old 11-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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Ok so the file is sitting in /opt I did a tar -xvf firefox-16.0.2.tar.bz2 under /opt/firefox after I went into the firefox folder it created firefox which I went into and I see the firefox-bin. Shouldn't I be able to do a ./run-mozilla.sh ? Which is saying " run-mozilla.sh: cannot execute. " Is there somewhere that I need to repoint where it's looking? I have /usr/bin/firefox and /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6 . Doing a vim on /usr/bin/firefox and searching for 3.6 I saw it in 5 places, not sure if I need to change this or if once I get it working this will automatically change/ get commented out or something of the sort.

What am I missing? Is there more information I could be providing?

Thanks for the help guys
 
Old 11-28-2012, 07:50 AM   #13
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Did you try simply double-clicking it?
 
Old 11-28-2012, 08:38 AM   #14
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The tarball than firefox-bin? I just tried that and when I clicked it said extracting from files , than opened a window "Open Files" and at the top hasa blank window with the words "available application:" .

I have went into /usr/bin/firefox (backed it up prior to changing of course)

I changed to this
MOZ_LIB_DIR="/opt/infrastructure"
and I changed
" if [ ! -x $MOZ_LIB_DIR/opt/infrastructure/firefox-new/firefox-14.0.1 ]; then

also

MOZ_DIST_BIN="$MOZ_LIB_DIR/firefox-new/firefox-14.0.1"


Between this and trying to get Dell Openmanage installed I've been slumped. Everthing else has went alright.
 
  


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