Firefox for Fedora
thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Fri Dec 30 09:24:06 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 21:34 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 12/27/05, Thomas Cameron <thomas.cameron at camerontech.com> 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 www.getfirefox.com 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:
> > export PATH USER LOGNAME MAIL HOSTNAME HISTSIZE INPUTRC
> > 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.
Did you log out and log back in after changing /etc/profile? This
method has worked for me for years.
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