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I need to upgrade my firefox from 3.6.13 to the newest version on the web which is 3.6.15. When I run yum update it comes back with nothing to do. I found the 3.6.15 package for CentOS 5.5 at http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=centos the question being how do I add this to my yum repository list? I do not want to create a local repository just have yum go out and update from this site as well as what it is doing now. I installed firefox 3.6.13 and fireftp says it does not support it, is where all this started. Either way i would like to know how to add a repository that might have a package that the defaults can not find. I am not comfortable with installing and tarring packages yet so i like to use the package manager. I am running CentOS 5.5 and have run yum update to update all available packages allready.
Personally (unless there is a feature in the new version I absolutely need) I always wait a little while for the new version to be packaged and come through normal CentOS updates. But you have both options and can decide for yourself.
The problem is that I want to install FireFTP. When i try to download it the icon says not available for 3.6.13. I have downloaded and unzipped 3.6.15 from the Mozzila site but do not know how to install it. I have only ever used package manager, as i have been told it is not a good idea to install seperatly. I also do not even know if this will fix the issue with FireFTP. Just don't know what else to do.
All you have to do is extract it into your home directory and you can run it from there
Download Firefox from the Firefox download page to your home directory.
Open a Terminal and go to your home directory: cd ~
Extract the contents of the downloaded file:tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2
Close Firefox if it's open.
To start Firefox, run the firefox script in the firefox folder.
I also just found out that FireFTP will only work for firefox 4 and up. The beta version of firefox 4.~ will not install on CentOS 5.5 and down. The only way to install fireFTP is to wait for CentOS 6. I see alot of guessing but does anyone know when CentOS 6 is coming out? I am not interested in RHEL 6.
I see alot of guessing but does anyone know when CentOS 6 is coming out?
this time around CentOS is working o getting 5.6 out FIRST - and that will be a while ( some devs left / or are busy with other things)
THEN the work on 6 will start. Expect 6 sometime in early/late fall Sep, Oct, Nov
also i do know if RHEL 6.0 will be able to use firefox 4 ???
you can look at "Scientific Linux 6.0 " this is a rework of REHL 6 by the people at Fermi Lab and at CERN
if YOU NEED to use alpha/beta software then you might want to use a Alpha/beta distro like Fedora 14 or the TESTING only version of Fedora 15 Alpha
Ya like i need more problems. Think i will stick with 5.5 for now and bite the bullet. There are other work arounds for FTP. It's just they were promising 6.0 in March\April last i heard. Appreciate the info though.