Firefox for Fedora
alihelmy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 10:54:53 UTC 2005
I faced a similar problem myself, but in my case, I did not want to
keep the old FF... What I did was:
I removed the old installation
[rpm -e firefox]
Then I downloaded the FF1.5 .tar.gz file
Then I built a FF rpm, using rpmbuild, and installed the new FF...
That did it for me
On 12/28/05, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/27/05, Jack Craig <jcraig at brocade.com> wrote:
> > this approach may not be as elegant as the yum based install,
> > but ihave been updating FF versions as they come out, keep each in a
> > peer directory.
> > its true i have never tried installing a lower rev after up revev'ing,
> > but i would expect it should work.
> > one last detail, after the install, open the properties on the
> > FF launcher and make sure the path is to the new location,
> > not the last one.
> > hth,jackc...
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com on behalf of Dotan Cohen
> > Sent: Tue 12/27/2005 9:03 AM
> > To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> > Cc:
> > Subject: Firefox for Fedora
> > I want to install Firefox 1.5 but Yum does not provide it. So I looked
> > for rpms on the net and found a few for Fedora, but none are in
> > Hebrew. Before I install from the oficial tarball, I have some
> > concerns that I would like some input on:
> > 1) If I install from the tarball, yum will no longer update Firefox.
> > Can I tell yum to maintain it anyway?
> > 2) I did locate and found that most ff files are in
> > /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/ . Can I just unpack the new 1.5 tarball in
> > /usr/lib/firefox-1.5/ and have them live side by side?
> > 3) I currently can type the command "firefox" in the command line to
> > start Firefox. Will this change to start 1.5 if I install them side by
> > side? If not, how do I correct it?
> > Thank you.
> > Dotan Cohen
> Thanks. Firefox 1.5 had no problems installing next to it's older
> version. I will update the launchers and keep the old FF in there.
> This was easier than I thought!
> Dotan Cohen
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