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Old 07-29-2006, 01:59 AM   #1
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Can't update firefox on FC5

I'm running 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 and I recently noticed that there is an update for firefox (, however I can't seem to update for some reason. I have the automatic update set within firefox, and I found out that I can't manually update firefox unless I am in root. I decided to login as root (through the GUI not the terminal) and manually check for updates, but a dialog box within firefox said that no updates are available. I also checked the update history in firefox and no updates were installed. I did some research and can't find the answer to my problem.

I did read some forums on this site and the mozilla site, it seems that some people are having problems once the update is installed.

I have a laptop running Windows XP with firefox installed and it updated a few hours ago automatically, so I'm pretty sure that it is not the firewall in my router.

Am I going to have uninstall the previous version of firefox ( and install the updated version ( Does anybody have any other ideas so that I can just update without uninstalling the previous version?
Old 07-29-2006, 03:08 AM   #2
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If you have the ff rpm installed then you will have to update via yum. The repositories lag a few days, but should be ready by early next week. If you prefer, you can uninstall the rpm package and install ff from the mozilla site.
Old 07-30-2006, 01:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I guess I got a little impatient.


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