Good bye

Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Mon Feb 4 05:15:09 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Michael A. Peters wrote:
>>> level.  RHEL5 is still shipping Firefox 1.1.5 AFAIK, and equally ancient
>>> versions of other applications.  That may be fine for enterprise
>>> managers, but many single users and developers would like to be able to
>>> keep up with application and toolchain advances.  
>> RHEL5 has the latest 1.5 firefox - but you can easily install 2.0 if 
>> you want to. In fact, RHEL has even created a directory called 
>> /usr/local just to make it easier for you.
> How do you install a copy that will update itself automatically when 
> security updates are issued?

Install it in your home directory and use the FireFox update utility - 
just like you have to in Windows or OS X. Or use a FF2 rpm from a third 
party repo.

> Which means that's probably not the best way to get current versions of 
> firefox, thunderbird, and OpenOffice.

Right - but there are third parties that provide yum-able updates for 
all of those if you want them.

> You aren't from around here, are you?

I sure am - I see questions asked and answered all the time about how to 
get those things to work.

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