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Old 07-09-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
mike-g2
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ETA for Firefox 2.x for RHEL5


Hi,

Does anyone out there know when Firefox will be updated to a 2.x release by RH?

I know that it's enterprise linux and therefore less concerned with having the latest web browser, but as I understand FF recently released its last official update for the 1.5 fork and there are a few features that I'd like that 2.x has but 1.5 doesnt.

Just wonderin'.

Mike
 
Old 07-09-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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One can always install the firefox-2.0.0.4 rpm packages from Fedora 7 updates or from Fedora development, a few additional packages are required so test install first to find out which;

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...nux/updates/7/

$ rpm -qa firefox 'fedora*'
fedora-bookmarks-6-2
firefox-2.0.0.4-2.fc8

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Old 07-09-2007, 06:01 PM   #3
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Hi Lenard,

Thanks for the note.

I was aware of this and a few other options.

Given my past experiences with mixing and matching from repositories, I'm aiming to keep my machines as CentOS pure as I can (though with that said I am venturing out now and again to centos-extras, rpmforge, and atrpms using yum priority settings... not sure if I want to add FC to that list).

Still I may break down and your compact solution will be useful.

Mike
 
Old 07-10-2007, 04:52 AM   #4
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I'm not 100% sure about using the atrpms site myself............. they have a habit of changing a lot of the 'default' packages. BTW I'm using the firefox package to reply here.

$ cat /etc/*release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5 (Tikanga)


You should also consider adding the epel yum repo also;

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

I have the FC6 yum repo's added myself, but like the rest of the third party repo's they are disabled by default. This keeps things easy to manage when I need something from a third party repo I add it to the yum command, for example;

yum install something --enablerepo=fc6*

The FC6 repos are fairly safe to add, RHEL5 (and by default CentOS5) is after all based on the work done for FC6. Here's a copy of my FC6 yum config file;

[fc6-base]
name=Fedora Core 6 Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=core-6&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-extras
gpgcheck=0

[fc6-updates]
name=Fedora Core 6 Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=updates-released-fc6&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-extras
gpgcheck=0

[fc6-extras]
name=Fedora Core 6 Extras
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=extras-6&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-extras
gpgcheck=0

You might want to also use the thunderbird 2.0.0.4 package (if you use thunderbird) from the F7 or Fedora Development.
 
Old 07-21-2007, 09:13 PM   #5
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Probably until Mozilla stops supporting it.
http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=21543
I'd switch to Opera in the meantime.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 06:00 AM   #6
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I doubt that it'll happen before FF 3.0 is released.
RedHat's firefox maintainer already stated that they plan on supporting FF 1.5 until the next major release. (They view FF 2.0 as a nice-to-have [1])

- Gilboa
[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg00624.html
 
  


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