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Old 03-08-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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You are reading the distrowatch chart on that page wrong. It shows that the latest stable version of firefox is 3.6.15, but it states that CentOS 5.5 is at 3.0.18.
 
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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I have 3.6.13 not 18 how do i resolve that
 
Old 03-09-2011, 11:29 AM   #4
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You can always get the latest Firefox from http://mozilla.com

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.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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All you have to do is extract it into your home directory and you can run it from there
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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.
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~/firefox/firefox
 
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:34 AM   #7
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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.
 
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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.
Have you treid the above procedure using the firefox4-RC? The worst that can happen is it does not work and you just delete the folder.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 01:54 PM   #9
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what is 4rc? can you provide a link? I know that none of the beta's will work.
 
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http://www.mozilla.com/products/down...nux&lang=en-US

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/RC/
 
Old 03-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #11
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here is the output i got after the 4rc install

[root@centos firefox]# /tmp/firefox4rc/firefox/firefox
/tmp/firefox4rc/firefox/firefox-bin: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by /tmp/firefox4rc/firefox/libxul.so)
 
Old 03-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #12
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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

-- have fun with all the bugs in FF4 --
 
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:04 PM   #13
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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.
 
  


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