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Old 02-07-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
opensuserocks
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Question Firefox Update OpenSUSE 10.3


Hi everyone
I am new to linux.
In windows I used Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.11
But in my OpenSUSE distribution there is Firefox 2.0.0.6.
I downloaded the tar file for firefox extracted it and ran it using ~\firefox\firefox
The problem is that is does not replace the version inbuilt in SUSE
and the other problem is I am not able to add addons I get an error message.

And what about antivirus and antispyware for Linux
1 more thing how do I clear The History In The Kmenu

Thanks

Last edited by opensuserocks; 02-07-2008 at 09:53 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
ronlau9
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Lightbulb firefox update open suse 10.3

If you must work with a newer version of firefox it is possible
Down load the firefox tar gz file to you,re home dir
Use the command tar -xzvf Firefox with complete name
Link the bin file to you,re desktop and it works
But for one reason of the other you can not use ad block plus



greetings
 
Old 02-07-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
bwayson
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Updating Firefox the openSUSE Way

Hi o.s.r.
A simple way to update Firefox (and other Mozilla software) is to add this link as a Software Repository (if you have a good connection to the Internet):

http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_10.3/

Using either Yast -> Software -> Software Repositories, or right-clicking the openSUSE Updater applett and selecting Add/Remove Update Sources, you would add a repository of:

Repository Name (A description that is meaningful to you)
Type HTTP
Server download.opensuse.org
Directory on Server repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_10.3

Leave everything else at its default, click OK, then (optionally) Refresh Now, then Finish. Now, you can update Firefox the same way you update openSUSE. The updates come pretty quickly after Mozilla releases an update, but (be aware) not always.
You can get the Mozilla .tar updates to work, but it is more complex to do so and fairly undocumented (as far as I can tell). Whether or not to try it depends on your patience.
Welcome to open source software and Linus. Have fun.

Bill W
 
Old 02-07-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot Bill it did work
 
  


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