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Old 05-21-2007, 04:40 AM   #16
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I am running RH ES V 5 for x86 32bits. I have downloaded firefox-2.0.0.3.tar.gz for i686 from the firefox website. COuld that be the problem? Is there a compatitbility problem?

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Old 05-21-2007, 04:49 AM   #17
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When I tried to install firefox 2.0.0.3 the error says
"No Match for argument: firefox-2.0.0.3"
"Nothing to do".
Does this mean it is already install? though it is not running at all. Most of all, I messed up the older version preinstalled in the distro.

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Old 05-21-2007, 05:09 AM   #18
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Do you mean from yum? If so, don't use a version number, just

yum install firefox
 
Old 05-21-2007, 05:21 AM   #19
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for the install, I didn't use the numbers.

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Old 05-21-2007, 05:23 AM   #20
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You might need to do

yum remove firefox

then

yum install firefox
 
Old 05-21-2007, 09:30 AM   #21
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I had similar problems a few weeks back. I tried all that you did. what finally did the trick was I ran ./firefox from the firefox directory created for new version installed. Running this once or twice across reboots replaced the old firefox for me and now I can just use it normally. Probably the right version to use is stored in a cache or something later.

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Old 05-21-2007, 02:37 PM   #22
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I have removed firefox 1.5 but cannot install firefox 2. I have looked into the packages and I found firefox 1.5. In order to be able to have firefox 2 running shouldn't I find firefox 2 in those packages?

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Old 05-21-2007, 05:03 PM   #23
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i couldnt find a firefox 2 package.So just installed from firefox websit in tar.gz format. After install just ran ./firefox-bin I think until after a reboot my FC4 just picket that new version then on.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 06:17 AM   #24
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Hi all,

I finally managed to install firefox 2. The trick was to completly firefox 1.5 and then install firefox 2. It worked. Thank you all for your support.
Though I still have problems with plug ins. I need to install Java plugin. I have got the plugin on my pc but firefox is not catching it. What should I do? Should I manually run the plugin into firefox or is there a command I could use so firefox would read those plugins?

Cheers to all.

Riganta
 
Old 05-22-2007, 07:39 AM   #25
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riganta, I don't know the answer to the plug-in question, but would you be able to edit the previous post in case others are looking for a solution.

Did you mean completely install ff 1.5 or completely uninstall ff 1.5 before installing 2.0?


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Old 05-22-2007, 01:49 PM   #26
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Well, I just acquired my Distro Red Hat E/S v 5 with firefox 1.5 preinstalled in it. I needed to upgrade to firefox 2.0.0.3. The trick was that I needed to uninstall firefox 1.5 before I could manage to use firefox 2.0.0.3. I had the idea that I could do an upgrade from 1.5 to 2.0 which wasn't the case. the process went as follow.

cd into the diretory of firefox 1.5

$ yum remove firefox

cd into the newly created folder firefox 2.0.0.3 that you have just untared. Then proceed as follow.

$ yum install firefox

It took me two days to figure that simple command because there is no possibility to do a major upgrade (ie firefox 1.5 to firefox 2). The possibility in upgrading are minors such as 1.5.3 to 1.5.4.

I hope that clarifies everything. If you have any questions, I will glad to help

Cheers

Riganta
 
Old 05-25-2007, 11:08 PM   #27
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Impossible to install

I'm in the same situation.... RedHat Linux ES (Enterprise System) Version 5 -- is the brand new release from RedHat (released last month) -- any help will be great, I'm stucked in crap of msg libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file

tks,

Mauro
 
Old 05-26-2007, 04:59 AM   #28
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Hi Mauro,

What you have to do first if you want to install firefox 2 is to remove firefox 1.5. You have to completly remove from your packages.

# yum remove firefox

Once you remove firefox 1.5 you can install "libstdc++so.5" as such

# yum install libstdc++so.5.

Then you can install firefox-2.0.0.3 as such

# yum install firefox-2.0.0.3

That should do it. Just remember that there is no upgrade possible for the moment as you change from 1.5 to 2.0

Come back to me if doesn't work but it should

PS: The problem with the librairy "libstdc++so.5" is that it was shared between firefox 1.5 and firefox 2.0. If you completly remove firefox 1.5 normally you shouldn't have to install this librairy.

Good luck. Linux is worth the effort
 
  


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