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cgtueno 08-17-2010 04:43 AM

Seeking Firefox 2 RPM for Red Hat 9 (Specific)

I'm looking for a www site where I can safely download a Firefox 2 RPM for red Hat Linux 9. I've had a good look around and am drawing a blank.

Could someone point me to a site that has a safe copy?

*** I am using Red Hat 9 for a *very* specific reason. Personal comments and views about the obsolescence of Red Hat 9 are not helpful in this instance ***



soloman498 08-17-2010 06:08 AM

On this site is where you can customize NimbleX 2007. It has Firefox 2 as one of the add on's.Maybe you can work something out about getting it from there.

DrLove73 08-17-2010 04:00 PM

I think RedHat ir too old to compile Firefox 2. You will not find rpm higher then 0.10, but you can always try installing from source. But I would not hold my breath for this.

John VV 08-17-2010 04:59 PM

firefox 2 ????
FF1 yes

ff2 ??? i do not think it can even be built on rh9 , seeing as rh9 is so very old
you might be able to rebuild rh9 to get it to comply with ff2 ( build centos 5 from source in rh9 )
there is a ff1,.5 for rhel4

unSpawn 08-17-2010 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by cgtueno (Post 4068716)
I am using Red Hat 9 for a *very* specific reason.

I bet it's "for development purposes" again (whatever that was) as per one of your 2007 threads?.. I agree a rebuild for RHL9 would be the best option in terms of control but I still wonder how you'll fare wrt GTK+, GLib, Pango and dependencies... Also see and note the caveats.

John VV 08-17-2010 07:56 PM


I bet it's "for development purposes" again (whatever that was) as per one of your 2007 threads?.
can some one explain the "logic" behind using rh9 and the 2.4 kernel for "development" ?????:banghead:

one could rebuild rh9 for 2.6 kernel ( but i would not even try)


*** I am using Red Hat 9 for a *very* specific reason.
it is your time an not mine
the answer for installing ff2 is NO

cgtueno 08-23-2010 12:47 AM

Hi Guys thanks for the input :)

Problem solved with thanks.

I finally settled for a 1.x release of Firefox.

DrLove73 & John VV : (Nods) I have given up on a version 2 source build.

unSpawn (moderator) & John VV : Logic is quite simple.
I am running a highly modified version of RH9, on a paired down(hardware) PIII system, which is being used in a custom built measurement and automation project. It's been working happily and reliably since about 2005'ish, and I'm just doing some minor mods atm. Hence why I'm using RH9 (not going to replace the hardware or Distro or re-engineer my application). I required a copy of Firefox for RH9 (1.x it turns out is ok for what I'm doing) to run locally on the host for testing.
Nods yes RH9 is long in the tooth, but quite suitable for a lot of low hardware resource custom applications. Since in this case there are no advantages in upward migrating either the hardware or software to more modern equivalents this particular project will go on using RH9 for the foreseeable future. I have a number of these types of projects hence my interest in RH9.

Thanks for the assist (smiles)


unSpawn 08-23-2010 10:55 AM

Thanks for posting back you got what you wanted. I marked the thread "solved" for you.
Let's hope none of your RHL9-based systems ever get connected to hostile networks...

cgtueno 08-23-2010 10:24 PM


Now successfully running Firefox (as I was in the past)




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