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Old 10-02-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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Firefox version 3.0.14 to 3.5.0

I brought up my Centos 5.3 system, logged on as root and used Yum to upgrade Firefox by using the following command:

yum update firefox

It worked just fine first upgrading Firefox 3.0,6 to 3.0.14.

Then I clicked on the Help ---> check for updates and kept going back until the system was upgraded to the latest 3.5.0 version.

Now however, all the other users when they log on to the system can only get the Firefox version 3.0.14.

I logged on to a user id (not root) and su'd to root and tried the yum command above and the output stated that "No Packages marked for Update".

How come on user Root now has the latest Firefox version and the other users have a lower version?

Is something pointing to the wrong place and if so what and how do I resolve this?

Any help resolving this problem would be appreciated.

newbie thanks you.
Old 10-02-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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Sounds like a possible PATH issue. Type "which firefox" as both root and as the users who have the problem and they'll probably show different binaries. The users might be using on in /usr/local/firefox and root using one in /usr/bin or something along those lines.

If you're clicking a "launcher" on your desktop to open firefox, you might wanna check the properties of those too.
Old 10-02-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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More than likely the FF3.5 update is installed in /root, where it will be found only by root. To make the installation system-wide, it needs to be someplace in /usr. My system has firefox3 in /usr/local and directories firefox-3.0 and firefox-3.0.10, firefox-3.0.13, and firefox-3.0.14 in /usr/lib. The earlier versions in the /usr/lib seem to have only entries in them pertaining to updates; I leave them because they might be used for something.

If you search for firefox3, you will find it there someplace, and to make ff3.5 system-wide, you'll need to move the installation in /root to that location, then update the symlinks that point to it to start it.


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