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wombat53 08-08-2009 11:32 PM

Upgrade to Firefox 3.5.n on Fedor 9: How to, please
 
This is probably a dumb question, but yum seems not to be upgrading Firefox. I have d/loaded the most recent release, untarred the zipfile, and stored it in /tmp. The untar created a directory "firefox", and I am now at a standstill. The README.txt is meaningless, and the run-mozilla.sh script - which looks like it might do something useful - simply issues:
run-mozilla.sh cannot execute.
So, what is the Fedora endorsed way to upgrade a user program such as Firefox, please?
Thanks
George

ThinkFree 08-09-2009 03:42 AM

If you downloaded tar file from firefox's website, then you need to run the script firefox in the extracted directory to run it.

lazlow 08-09-2009 04:10 AM

Support for F9 was dropped in early July. There will be no new official updates of any kind from now on. Each version of Fedora is only supported for 13months. If you are looking for longer support(and free) you may want to look at Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It has a five year support life and is free to download/update(unlike RHEL).

wombat53 08-09-2009 05:56 AM

Hmmm. the extracted firefox script seems to never terminate. Perhaps I'll stick with 3.0.11 for now. Yes, I realize Fedora 9 is no longer supported.....I guess its upgrade time!.
Thanks
George

wombat53 08-16-2009 04:47 AM

OK, I have now upgraded to FEDORA 10. I have downloaded firefox 3.5 zip, untarred it , and there are still no instructions that I can find.
I did read somehwhere you cannot upgrade but must must install fresh (3.5). Is this correct? If so, then I still have the question how to install (or upgrade over 3.0.n, if possible).
And if a fresh install is required, how to clean up the old version? I'm not all that experience with package management and program removal.
I would be grateful for any help on this question.....
And one final thing...would the links to the Firefox Internet Browser from the small "f" icon (Kickoff Application Launcher) in the lower left of KDE pick up this newer version?
Thanks
George

repo 08-16-2009 05:12 AM

How I did my upgrade to firefox 3.5.2

Code:

cd /opt
tar -xvf /home/user/download/firefox.tar

It will be extracted in the folder firefox in /opt
To start firefox
Code:

/opt/firefox/firefox
You can add a launcher on your desktop, or change the properties of the curent firefox icon.

ThinkFree 08-16-2009 05:22 AM

Use the instructions mentioned above.
If you find this troublesome, you can use
yum update firefox
to update firefox to latest version. It will automatically remove the earlier version.

wombat53 08-16-2009 05:24 AM

Thanks repo....How to "change the properties of the curent firefox icon" that appears in App Launcher,Applications, Internet, Firefox Typically a rt click would open up such a dialog......
Also, will your procedure lead to uninstall of the prior version, or is that to be done manually?
Thanks
George

wombat53 08-16-2009 05:31 AM

ThinkFree - I really don't know why this is so hard.....
[root /etc]#yum update firefox
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
No Presto metadata available for adobe-linux-i386
No Presto metadata available for fedora
No Presto metadata available for livna
No Presto metadata available for updates
Setting up Update Process

ThinkFree 08-16-2009 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wombat53 (Post 3645096)
Thanks repo....How to "change the properties of the curent firefox icon" that appears in App Launcher,Applications, Internet, Firefox Typically a rt click would open up such a dialog......
Also, will your procedure lead to uninstall of the prior version, or is that to be done manually?
Thanks
George

^If using GNOME, Go to SYSTEM>PREFERENCES>MAIN MENU

Here under menus, select INTERNET. In right pane, you will find firefox's entry. Right Click and select properties. In the COMMAND box, enter the path of new firefox script.

It won't remove the earlier version of firefox.

ThinkFree 08-16-2009 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wombat53 (Post 3645105)
ThinkFree - I really don't know why this is so hard.....
[root /etc]#yum update firefox
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
No Presto metadata available for adobe-linux-i386
No Presto metadata available for fedora
No Presto metadata available for livna
No Presto metadata available for updates
Setting up Update Process

What are the contents of .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d directory on your system? And no fedora*.repo file seems to be there.

repo 08-16-2009 05:40 AM

Quote:

.How to "change the properties of the curent firefox icon" that appears in App Launcher,Applications, Internet, Firefox Typically a rt click would open up such a dialog......
I add the launcher to the panel or desktop, and do the changes from there, so I can use them both.
Quote:

Also, will your procedure lead to uninstall of the prior version, or is that to be done manually?
It will only install the latest version.
Just leave the old version, it will be upgraded by your system.

wombat53 08-16-2009 05:54 AM

Think Free
Here are the repos undert /etc....

yum.repos.d:
adobe-linux-i386.repo fedora.repo fedora-updates-testing.repo
fedora-rawhide.repo fedora-updates.repo livna.repo


I have to presume I am missing something important?
George

ThinkFree 08-16-2009 06:08 AM

What is the value of
enabled in
[fedora] section in fedora.repo and fedora-updates.repo ?

wombat53 08-16-2009 06:41 AM

Think Free
Both "enabled" in those 2 files are set to 0. I guess I had better change them to 1!!!!!!!!!!yes?
George


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