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Old 12-12-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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Please help with installing Firefox 3.6.13 onto fedora


Hi I am new user for Linux and I need help with installing the latest version of Firefox.

The message I received when after downloading the tar file and extracting it was error while loading shared libraries: /root/firefox/libxul.so: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

Can anybody help me with some detailed steps? I know some basic Linux commands.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to Linux. In Linux, we do not typically update our applications one-by-one by downloading them from various websites. (I call that flawed method "The Windows Way.") Instead, we use a "package manager" that installs packages from a central "repository" of tested and trusted software.

In Fedora, the package manager is called "yum" and you can bring your system up to date with:

Code:
su
yum upgrade
That will update all applications, including Firefox, to the latest versions.

This is assuming of course that you are using the latest Fedora 14 (which is my recommendation if you are the kind of person who always wants the latest and greatest).
 
Old 12-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #3
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Thanks snowpine, well I tried the yum upgrade and it did not work because I do not have the latest version of Fedora. Any other suggestions? I tried making directories and sub and tar command the file with bad results. I am trying also to install Adobe Flash and Shockwave as well. Can you please help me in the right direction? I appreciate your time in advance.

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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Which version of Fedora are you using?

Fedora does not include "non-free" software such as Adobe Flash, but you can easily get it from http://rpmfusion.org
 
Old 12-14-2010, 11:46 AM   #5
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Hi snowpine, when my computer starts it goes to grub and it says 2.7.blah so is that the version. My problem is that I cannot install anything lol. I am trying to learn how to do this and failing. How can you tell where it is?
 
Old 12-14-2010, 11:49 AM   #6
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The command : cat /etc/redhat-release

... will reply with the Fedora version.


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Old 12-14-2010, 12:32 PM   #7
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You can get the latest Fedora release (Fedora 14, which includes the latest Firefox) here:

http://fedoraproject.org

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