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Old 07-17-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Firefox 3 installation whining

Hi, all,

Since the Fedora 9 upgrade has fatal bugs in it so I can't go there yet, I'm trying to install Firefox 3 into my Fedora 8 installation (32-bit).

First off, why can't I just run "yum upgrade firefox?" It finds no matches. Is this simply because Mozilla didn't create the new version with the proper name and format?

Next, what the heck do I do with the firefox directory I just unpacked into my /tmp from that silly tar.bz2 file? I can successfully run firefox from that directory, but that doesn't seem satisfactory, and of course, I don't get any of my plugins or bookmarks. Do I simply copy the firefox directory over the firefox in my /home/me/.mozilla directory? How do I associate the new firefox with the cute toolbar icon that I've been using to launch the old firefox?

Is there some less-brute-force way to get this upgrade installed, or am I just going to have to stop whining, suck it up, be a man, and do this old-school?

Phil W.
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That'll do it. Thanks.


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