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Old 02-16-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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upgrading Firefox?


I am running Centos 6.2 and would like to upgrade firefox to the latest? can someone piont me in a direction to do this?
 
Old 02-16-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
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On my machine which is debian all I have to do is open ff go to Help>>About Firefox if there is an update it will update from there, or atleast let you update.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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Basically, you have to choose one of two options: stay on the distro packaging or go on your own with the builds at mozilla.com. Only in this last case you can be at the latest (or a custom) version.

There's also the hybrid way, having both on different paths, and using the custom one.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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I tried to build my own i downloaded it and extracted it but i dont know how to make it run lol... idk if i did it wrong or just dont know what or how to use the Exacutable
 
Old 02-16-2012, 02:39 AM   #5
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Run the command as follows in your download directory:
./firefox &
 
Old 02-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #6
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Assume firefox-10.0.1.tar.bz2.

This command will start firefox ..

cd firefox/ && ./firefox
 
Old 02-16-2012, 03:41 AM   #7
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hmm... interesting... that worked kinda it opened firefox but it opened the old version installed with the distro... just to make sure i downloaded the right one it was on FFs page file called irefox-10.0.1.tar.bz2

yes i cd to the ff 10x directory where only ff 10x is

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:48 AM   #8
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... but it opened the old version
If another version is running :
Starting any later version, the running version will just open a new window.

Also : You cannot start the new version with a launcher,
pointing to the old version.

And if you type firefox : The old version.
Hence 'cd firefox/ && ./firefox'

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Old 02-16-2012, 10:46 AM   #9
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Did you try to update ff from About Firefox?
 
Old 02-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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there is no upgrade button in my ff about menu there is one place that does bit it just takes me to the ff download page.

I am not suure hat i am doing wrong but closing ff and then trying the terminal code i get... this file does not exsist
 
Old 02-16-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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in the firefox 3.6 in centos6 there IS NO "upgrade/update" option in the menu

doenload the 10 tarbz
the one on the ff website is the 32 Bit firefox and REQUIRES YOU USE 32 bit plugins (and the 32 bit plugin wrapper ) on a 64 bit install

so is this a 64 bit cent6 OR a 32 bit Centos 6 install ?????
for the 64 bit build - requiring the 64 bit plugins and NOT the 32 bit plugins
ftp
https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla....leases/latest/
64 bit EN-USA
https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla....-x86_64/en-US/
32 bit EN-USA
https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla....ux-i686/en-US/


the two ARE DIFFERENT !!!!!!


I am assuming you have the 32 bit centos6 installed on a 64 bit computer

extract the tarball ( double click on it )
check to see if it will run
cd into the new folder
or in gnome IF YOU INSTALLED the recommended " open terminal here" Nautilus plugin
r-click in the new folder and select " open terminal here"
then type in
Code:
./firefox
the ./ is VERY important

ff 10 will check add ons
then run

if it works then uninstall the old one
Code:
su -
yum remove firefox
copy the ff10 folder to /usr/lib ( or /opt -- where openoffice is )

as root edit one text file
/etc/profile and add the new ff path to the folder to the system path
something like this
Code:
pathmunge () {
    case ":${PATH}:" in
        *:"$1":*)
            ;;
        *)
            if [ "$2" = "after" ] ; then
                PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/firefox:$1
            else
                PATH=$1:$PATH
            fi
    esac
}
for /usr/lib/firefox

-- FOR 32 BIT FF ON 32 CENTOS6 !!!!!!!!! --
reboot
and make new firefox.desktop launcher in /usr/share/applications

renumber that Cent is a rebuild of RHEL and as such DOSE NOT use the newest of the new
nor dose it support the newest of the new
there are A LOT of new programs that will NOT run on cent

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #12
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I answered a similar question about this here.

If you mean update using the package manager (yum) then you need to run the following.

Code:
yum check-update
yum update firefox
 
  


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