Installing Firefox on Fedora

I feel its an irony that I cannot install firefox 1.5 or the latest on my fedora core 4 machine. When I got the rpm from, it complains:

[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -ivh firefox-
error: Failed dependencies:
        nspr >= 4.6 is needed by firefox-
        nss >= 3.10 is needed by firefox- is needed by firefox- is needed by firefox- is needed by firefox-
[root@localhost tmp]#

When I try to install nspr, it complains:
[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -ivh nspr-4.6.1-2.2.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by nspr-4.6.1-2.2.i386
[root@localhost tmp]#

When I try to install glibc, it complains:

[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -ivh glibc-2.4-5.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        glibc-common = 2.4-5 is needed by glibc-2.4-5.i386
        gdb < conflicts with glibc-2.4-5.i386
        glibc > 2.3.6 conflicts with glibc-common-2.3.6-3.i386
[root@localhost tmp]#

When I try to install the glibc-common, it complains again of glibc:

error: Failed dependencies:
        glibc < 2.4 conflicts with glibc-common-2.4-5.i386
[root@localhost tmp]#

I tried to upgrage glibc, but doesn't work. I wonder on what systems firefox people has tested May be all windows. I mean I somehow feel its absurd if it doesn't work under the latest version of fedora.

Any help is appreciated if there are other ways to install firefox.


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cjl7freelance for hireCommented:

Firefox is compiled against many librarys, hence the problem....

yum install firefox will install a browser for you!

If you want the latest and greatest get it from instead, build it yourself and you should be fine...

simply download the tar.gz from - all you have to do is extract it and run it. no need for RPMs or compiling or anytthing like that.

simply extract the tar.gz

tar -xvzf firefox.........tar.gz

and then cd into the folder it creates and run firefox. you can of course make links on your desktop to the application.
I agree with cjl7. Use yum to install it... yum will ensure the installation/update of missing/outdated packages.
I also sugest you to make a yum -y update before trying to install the new firefox version
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Try using "yum" to resolve dependencies.
dinkareceAuthor Commented:
Yes, I tried yum install fedora.

Yum installed 1.0.5 rather than 1.5. I am sure its because of these dependencies. Probably I should compile it.

I tried this option as well. It kills everything. When I run firefox from a command prompt, it complains for some or something like that file and no browser opens. I had to uninstall everything and install a fresh one from the CD and do a yum update mozilla for another 1.0.9 version.

I shall try to build it myself and post it back how it goes.

Yes, I forgot to mention that you need to add a new repositorie where firefox 1.5 is. In your /etc/yum.repos.d add this file with the nam nrpms.repo

------ cut here
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch -

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch -

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch -

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch -

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch -
------ cut here

  After that try again for yum install firefox
  I installed from that repository my Firefox

  Good luck

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dinkareceAuthor Commented:
A ha!... Looks like you gave me exactly what I am looking for. I am sure many more people will be looking into this page. Thanks barrero.

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