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carnold 01-20-2006 10:21 AM

Firefox upgrade
 
OK, i am using suse 10 with firefox 1.0.7. I want to upgrade to firefox 1.5. I have been to the firefox site and downloaded the src but all this does is allow me to run firefox from that directory (not upgrade). How is everyone else running firefox 1.5 and suse 10?

Chris

onjoo 01-20-2006 10:35 AM

Easy way : download the official 1.5rpm and install it with yast
Can be downloaded from here:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozilla/10.0

That folder contains i586/ppc/x86_64 of
- firefox
- firefox-translations
- mozilla...
- thunderbird

carnold 01-20-2006 10:39 AM

Cool. I have been there too and i jus did not see the rpm. so, thanks for the link and help!!

Chris

bretts5964 02-06-2006 02:08 AM

How To: integrate Firefox with KDE
 
Thanks for the link! Worked great, except for one annoyance...

Now when saving/opening files, the file picker dialog no longer uses the Firefox 1.0 default. Instead it uses a GTK dialog which isn't useful under KDE, (in my opinion). So I did some searching, and found this solution:

How To: integrate Firefox with KDE
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...hlight=firefox

This worked for me with Firefox 1.5 and Thunderbird 1.5 to restore the default Mozilla file picker dialogs on my SUSE 10.0 box.

Brett

willy_9 02-07-2006 01:46 AM

Thanks for the information ! Just one small :newbie: question : how do you install these rpms ???
  • I have tried a right click -> action -> install with yast, but it installs 1.0.6 :confused:
  • rpm -Uhv tells me I can't install because there are some dependencies between ff 1.0.6 and mozilla translations 1.0.6 (my system is in french). Do I need to uninstall ff and mozilla translations first ?

Thanks for your help

reddazz 02-07-2006 02:28 AM

You need to download the Firefox 1.5 translation package and save it in the same directory where you saved the Firefox 1.5 rpm. After that start konsole or gnome-terminal and change into the direcory where the rpms are located. Once thats done, do
Code:

$su
#rpm -Uvh MozillaFirefox*.rpm


willy_9 02-07-2006 02:33 AM

Thanks for the quick answer !

OK, I'll try that this evening (currently at work with M$2000 :cry: )
Other question : I assume Yast will be aware that ff is now in 1.5, right ? Or do I need to run something else afterwards ?

reddazz 02-07-2006 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willy_9
Thanks for the quick answer !

OK, I'll try that this evening (currently at work with M$2000 :cry: )
Other question : I assume Yast will be aware that ff is now in 1.5, right ? Or do I need to run something else afterwards ?

YAST is just a gui wrapper for rpm, with some nifty features, so anything installed using rpm will be known by YAST.

willy_9 02-07-2006 02:50 AM

Great ! Thanks for your help & explanations.

Willy

kmclar 02-11-2006 12:28 PM

Hi!

I did the steps described by onjoo, but the Firefox extension manager is not working. It reports the extensions I had previously installed (from 1.07), but will not uninstall or update them. It gives a message that the extension will be uninstalled (if I choose that) when Firefox is started, but nothing happens. Any ideas?

bretts5964 02-11-2006 04:49 PM

Firefox Safe-Mode?
 
Hey kmclar,

This is just a guess, but it sounds like a Firefox problem not related to SUSE in particular. Have you tried the mozillazine.org forums or knowledge-base? It might be possible to use Firefox safe-mode to remove the offending extensions.

Details are here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode Just start up Firefox from a command line:
Code:

firefox -safe-mode
Brett

kmclar 02-15-2006 08:56 AM

Hi bretts,

Sorry for delay in reply, I've been out of town. I removed the usr/lib/browser-extensions/firefox folder an then re-installed the rpms. That did the trick.

Thanks!

Kirk

JSP62 02-24-2006 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onjoo
Easy way : download the official 1.5rpm and install it with yast
Can be downloaded from here:
"ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozilla/10.0"]ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozilla/10.0

That folder contains i586/ppc/x86_64 of
- firefox
- firefox-translations
- mozilla...
- thunderbird

YOUR THE MAN!! For something so trivial, I am sitting here like a....:newbie:
This is my first post, and I glad to have found a great resource forum to help me.

Thanks

rwhitworth 02-25-2006 09:04 AM

Having installed Firefox 1.5.0.1 from the RPM, does anyone know how I convince it that I have Real Player installed?

The BBC player (for example) just complains about "missing plugin". If I revert to 1.0.7 it works fine... but I'd rather be on 1.5!

raysr 03-19-2006 05:51 PM

I just tried to upgrade, used the link above and I got a LOAD of dependencies! Wow, 2 or three isn't bad but there must've been 8, plus a load of conflicts. What's up with that?


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