Firefox for Fedora

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Dec 28 19:34:03 UTC 2005

On 12/27/05, Thomas Cameron <thomas.cameron at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 19:03 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > 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?
> I have installed Firefox 1.5 while keeping the FC stuff there.  What I
> did was to download the tarball from into /usr/local
> so that the executable is /usr/local/firefox/firefox.  Then I
> edit /etc/profile, putting /usr/local/firefox into the PATH environment
> variable.  The way I do it is to add this line:
> PATH="/usr/local/firefox:$PATH"
> directly above the line that reads:
> When anyone logs in, Firefox 1.5 is ahead of everything else in their
> search path.
> This is not elegant, but it does work pretty well.
> There are other ways of doing it, but this quick-n-dirty hack works OK
> for me.
> TC

This is not working for me. I took the line back out. How can I make
it so that when the command "firefox" is given at the command line, it
opens 1.5 and not 1.0.7? I don't want to simply change the file
associations in KDE.

Dotan Cohen

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