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TheScorpion 05-08-2007 01:07 AM

Installing Firefox
Hi Guys,
I know that before I post that I have to search for similar topic. Well, I did and I read and read but still stuck. I am new to Linux. I just finish installing Fedora 6. Everything is fine. I want to use the latest version of Firefox. I was able to download it but I don't know how to install it. All the reading didn't help that much. Is there a step by step instructions or something. Please help. In turn I might be able to help someone else. Thanks in advance.

reddazz 05-08-2007 03:26 AM

If you downloaded the Firefox 2 gzipped package from, simple right click on it and select "extract here". Once thats done, you can run firefox by entering the extracted directory and click on a script thats named "firefox".

TheScorpion 05-08-2007 11:06 PM


I clicked on 'firefox' and it gave me four choices...two of the four choices were: run on terminal, and run. I tried both of them, it ran like it was extracting someting and then nothing else happen. I take some screenshot but don't know how to display it in this forum.

reddazz 05-09-2007 11:42 AM

You may need to install the compat-libstdc++-33 package. You can do this by starting a terminal, switching to root using "su" and entering

yum -y compat-libstdc++-33
Once thats done, try again to run Firefox.

masonm 05-09-2007 01:46 PM

If you run this command as root in a terminal it will download and install the Fedora rpm for FF2 from the development repo.

yum --enablerepo=development update firefox

Quakeboy02 05-09-2007 02:22 PM

When you extract it, it will give you a directory called firefox. It's up to you to know where you extracted that TO. Within that directory, there is an executable "firefox". You run that executable to run firefox. On my system, I put the directory in "/usr/lib" and it can be accessed by all users. You will also need to install "libstdc++5" in order to run it.

reddazz 05-09-2007 03:42 PM


You will also need to install "libstdc++5" in order to run it
You are right. On Fedora Core libstdc++5 is in the compat-libstdc++-33 package. ;)

Quakeboy02 05-09-2007 04:05 PM


You are right. On Fedora Core libstdc++5 is in the compat-libstdc++-33 package
Thanks for the correction, oh red one. I know zippo about Fedora, but I have gone through all the issues of getting Firefox running on etch. Just trying to help. I'll go elsewhere now. :)

TheScorpion 05-09-2007 06:02 PM

Hi guys,

Thank you so much for all your help. I'll bookmark this page for future reference. I noticed something between the windows version and the Linux...the windows version has tools--->options while the Linux version has tools--->clear private data...Why is that? What's the difference...Does Linux cache cookies and temporary internet files? Sorry, I'm still learning. Thanks again for your help.

cheeseandpenguins 05-10-2007 08:27 AM

wait... we're supposed to search 4 simmilar topics? ... 0ops... :D

jay73 05-10-2007 06:18 PM


Does Linux cache cookies and temporary internet files?
Yes, it does. They are saved in a hidden text file. Bookmarks can be managed from the Bookmarks menu item, cookies from Edit > Preferences.

TheScorpion 05-10-2007 07:46 PM

Hi Jay,

Thanks...Now I see...The Linux version has 'Preferences' under Edit menu while the Windows version has 'options' under Tools menu...both are the for the info...

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