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Old 08-03-2006, 07:29 AM   #1
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Angry manually install firefox on fc5

I need help. I am a real newbie of linux. I am using FC5. I am trying to install firefox I logged in as root. Click on the update and nothing happens. I even did a yum updates and nothing. I even click on software updater and nothing. I want to update firefox and i cant. I downloaded the software and followed the tar instructions. How do i manually update the browser. I really need step-by-step instructions. Anyone can help me? I am trying to break the microsoft addiction.
Old 08-03-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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Try avoid using root.

As normal user do the following:

Goto with your old browser and download the tar.gz or tar.bz2 file to some folder.

Now open a terminal:
$ tar -jxvf mozilla-firefox-XXXXX.bz2

or if you have .gz

$ tar -zxvf mozilla-firfox-XXXXX.gz

Now you will have a new directory called "firefox" created in the current folder.

Just run:

$ ./firefox/firefox &

You will have your new firefox running.

Remember one of the important things about linux is that a NORMAL user can almost install every other software without "root".

If you want this firefox for all users of the computer then as root
$ mv firefox /usr/local

Then you have to type:
$ /usr/local/firefox/firefox &
for a browser.
Old 08-03-2006, 10:03 AM   #3
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Are you using firefox 1.5.0.x where x < 6 ? If that is the case, firefox will autoupdate to current version. Just make sure you enabled autoupdate(it is enabled by default). =)
Old 08-03-2006, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thanks biophysics. No D3javu, I did and will not update to
Hey bio, One other question, can i do this using a gui???
Old 08-03-2006, 06:39 PM   #5
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Bio, I tried and nothing happened. I am still using not Got any ideas where I went wrong?



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