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Old 08-11-2008, 07:23 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to install FF3 on RH

how to install mozilla-firefox in rhel4 and rhel5
i have download the firefox-3.0.1.tar.bz2
so pls tell me
thank u
Old 08-11-2008, 07:47 AM   #2
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Why not use up2date or yum? Do you have a valid RH subscription?
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Since you have downloaded the file why not unzip it and install it. Unless there are error when you do this and you left them out then it should work just fine. Otherwise what billymayday suggested would be the most efficient way.
Old 08-11-2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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If you already have a tar archive,

tar xvf
mv /usr/lib

Then create an icon on your panel to open this new browser.
I do this. You may want to use other way you like.
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hi guys

thanks for ur reply

i m using RHEL5 without license.

and i used inuxlover.chaitanya suggestion but i cant get any result.

any other suggestion pls

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If you only want to run Firefox 3 as one user all you need to do is download the .bz2 file, unpack ie and then you'll get a directory called Firefox. In that directory you'll find an ex executable called firefox. You run that. If you want to run it as more than one user then you'll have to put it somewhere everyone can access it and give it suitable permissions.

I'm fairly certain that Firefox 3 will not run under RHEL 4 due to a dependency on GTK 2.10 or higher and I suspect RHEL 4 doesn't have a new enough version of GTK. I don't know about RHEL 5.
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