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Old 04-14-2006, 06:23 AM   #1
spacegypsy
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Installing Firefox 1.5.1


Hi, I just installed SuSE Linux 10.0 and everything is ok but I have still some questions about installling software in Linux.
SuSE Linux 10.0 comes with Firefox 1.07, now I want to install the latest version of it. How do I install the latest version? Do I have to uninstall the older version? In which folder do I have to unpack the downloaded file? And is that the same folder where I have to install it? So that the shortcut appears in the applications menu.

thanx
 
Old 04-14-2006, 06:32 AM   #2
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Take a look at this thread for a solution.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 07:28 AM   #3
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thanx
works great
 
Old 04-14-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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does not work

I've got Suse Linux 10 and have downloaded the rpms as from where you specified and it doesn't work.
A. When I put the rpm file on the Linux system must it be in a specific folder?
B. Yast complains of something not being "refreshed". What is this?
C. Yast complains about not finding "Mozillafirefox". A file? A folder? A former version of the application?
C. What is the difference between this rpm and the firefox 1.5.0.2.tar.gz file?
D. Do I need a translator rpm?

What to do.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 04:36 PM   #5
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There are instructions on the link above (in my first post) that show you how to install the package using the rpm command.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 09:16 PM   #6
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for suse 10.0 go to this link for the latest firefox.

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozilla/10.0/
 
Old 04-15-2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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To Reddazz
I tried your suggestion, running rpm -Uhv MozillaFirefox*.rpm,
and it generated a lot of errors dealing with "dependancies". The thread doesn't explain what these mean.

To spacegypsy
Download the tar file firefox-1.5.0.2.tar.gz
from http://www.mozilla.com/firefox
put it into a directory, called for instance "/yikes/browsers"
In /yikes/browsers/ run tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.0.2.tar.gz
now the starting shell script is
/yikes/browsers/firefox/firefox
to check it out run bash /yikes/browsers/firefox/firefox
and see if it runs to your liking
Take the old Firefox 1.0.6 icon on the desktop, duplicate it
and open the duplicate with an editor. And change the line with Exec: to
Exec: /yikes/browsers/firefox/firefox %u
Now a click on the new desktop icon should start the shell script.
Hope this helps. Rpm sure was a waste of my time.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 06:14 AM   #8
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thx snoozing;

the rpm wasn't a waste of time
actually it was easier for me and it works fine
 
Old 04-16-2006, 07:28 AM   #9
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I tried your suggestion, running rpm -Uhv MozillaFirefox*.rpm,
and it generated a lot of errors dealing with "dependancies". The thread doesn't explain what these mean.
So if the thread didn't explain what the dependencies mean, why did you not ask? We can't guess what people have installed on their systems and what dependency problems they will experience.

Last edited by reddazz; 04-16-2006 at 07:29 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 01:00 AM   #10
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than ks for all the info on this thread...sure helped a lnx n00b like me : )
 
  


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