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Old 08-05-2009, 07:04 AM   #1
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Talking Yum does not update firefox in terminal.

What do i need to do?

[root@localhost ~]# yum install firefox
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: firefox
Nothing to do
[root@localhost ~]# yum remove firefox
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package firefox.i386 0: set to be erased
--> Running transaction check
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
--> Processing Dependency: for package: yelp
--> Processing Dependency: gecko-libs = for package: yelp
--> Processing Dependency: for package: yelp
--> Processing Dependency: for package: yelp
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package yelp.i386 0:2.16.0-13.el5 set to be erased
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

Package Arch Version Repository Size
firefox i386 installed 36 M
Removing for dependencies:
yelp i386 2.16.0-13.el5 installed 1.9 M

Transaction Summary
Install 0 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 2 Package(s)

Is this ok [y/N]: n
Exiting on user Command
[root@localhost ~]# yum update firefox
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Could not find update match for firefox
No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion
[root@localhost ~]#
Old 08-05-2009, 07:16 AM   #2
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Is this a RHEL5 server per your tag? When you installed it, did you register it with RHN? If not, then you won't have any active yum repositories and thus no packages available for install. You can test this by the following:
yum clean all
yum list
Did you get a list of any packages available at all?
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Looks like not - isn't there a plugin we'd see if this was an RHN'd system? OP, can we get `yum repolist`? Highly related to what zQUEz suggested.
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yum list all


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My system is not registered with RHN.

But, i wish to upgrade my firefox using yum, is there any such repository which offers firefox updates

or if configutring yum for CENTOS will do the thinghs as i wish, because i have read somewhere on web that CENTOS repo is a good substitute for RHN?
Old 08-10-2009, 06:14 AM   #5
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Centos is the Red Hat packages just rebranded. So yes, Centos would be a good substitute. I have read recently on this board of a way to point your Red Hat server to a Centos repository so it can get Yum updates. Do a search on this forum. Personally, I would just reinstall Centos than try and play yum-repo-games. If you aren't going to buy a Red Hat license, then don't use their package.
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The quick solution would be to download the RPM file from the Mozilla site and install it with 'rpm' directly.


Last edited by jeromeNP7; 09-04-2009 at 10:28 PM.
Old 08-10-2009, 07:17 AM   #7
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Yeah you could enable CentOS repositories and install FF. Another way to do would be download the tarball from website and unpack it and use it.
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I downloaded the .tar.bz2 file and unpacked it, but could not use it further.

I did not find the further instructions. There is no configure file or makefile.
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in the directory where you untarred the file, you need to execute firefox to start it
$ firefox/firefox
In general you untar the file to opt
to start firefox
$ /opt/firefox/firefox

Last edited by repo; 08-10-2009 at 12:29 PM.
Old 08-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by karamarisan View Post
Looks like not - isn't there a plugin we'd see if this was an RHN'd system?
You could try running /usr/sbin/rhn_check. If you are registered it will access RHN and retieve any updates that are scheduled.


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