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Howto upgrade Firefox on Fedora 9 from Version 3.0b5 to the latest stable version.

Hello Experts,

Im currently using the default firefox browser on Fedora 9 FF Ver 3.0b5. This does'nt seem to be a stable release ... I want to upgrade to the latest stable release.

Howto do this?

Additionally howto add additional yum repositories to the system. [existing repos on my fedora 9 do not have all the available rpm's]

Thanks in advance
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proman121
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fosiul01Commented:
how here is tutorial how to install firefox
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-firefox-20targz-in-linux/
just download the stable version from here

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html



wget -c http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/4/i386/epel-release-4-9.noarch.rpm

there is another repo i use, need to find out the link
will sent you here as soon as i find it
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war1Commented:
Hello proman121,

You will need to uninstall Firefox first before you install new version.  Here is how. Select "Content customize for" Linux
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Uninstalling+Firefox

Hope this helps!
war1
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ravenplCommented:
firefox-3.0.4-1.fc9.i386.rpm is the current fedora9 ff package, just run
yum update firefox
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proman121Author Commented:
Thanks all for your response


first im trying to updgrade ff as suggested by ravenpl

When i run 'yum update firefox' ..following is the error...

[root@localhost ~]# yum update firefox
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora.Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost ~]#


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proman121Author Commented:
FYI:

Even wget command is not running [following is the error message]

[root@localhost ~]# wget www.gmail.com
--2008-11-18 10:10:01--  http://www.gmail.com/
Resolving www.gmail.com... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.
wget: unable to resolve host address `www.gmail.com'



i guess this is a proxy server issue ?


Im trying to run the above from a linux client (internet access from a squid proxy server)
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ravenplCommented:
> i guess this is a proxy server issue ?
not a proxy problem, but Your dns is misconfigured. Go to the /etc/resolv.conf file and add proper
 nameserver 1.2.3.4
line - where 1.2.3.4 is valid dns server ip
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proman121Author Commented:
I added nameserver info in resolv.conf and also disabled iptables still im getting the same error. Just a reminder this is a client PC and internet access is through a proxy server.


[root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --level 3 iptables off
[root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --level 5 iptables off
[root@localhost ~]# service iptables stop
iptables: Flushing firewall rules:                         [  OK  ]
iptables: Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: filter          [  OK  ]
iptables: Unloading modules:                               [  OK  ]

[root@localhost ~]# wget www.gmail.com
--2008-11-18 18:08:19--  http://www.gmail.com/
Resolving www.gmail.com... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.
wget: unable to resolve host address `www.gmail.com'
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ravenplCommented:
http_proxy=proxy.name:8080 wget ...

edit /etc/yum.conf and edit/add
proxy=http://proxy_name:8080
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proman121Author Commented:
>http_proxy=proxy.name:8080 wget ...

Where do i enter this ? our proxy port is 3128 ..

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proman121Author Commented:
I tried this ..

[root@localhost ~]# http_proxy=192.168.0.254:3128
[root@localhost ~]# wget www.gmail.com
--2008-11-18 18:22:29--  http://www.gmail.com/
Resolving www.gmail.com... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.
wget: unable to resolve host address `www.gmail.com'

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fosiul01Commented:
hi yah

i guess revenpl meant that you need to edit this file :  /etc/yum.conf

and insert that line proxy=http://proxy_name:3128
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ravenplCommented:
> [root@localhost ~]# http_proxy=192.168.0.254:3128
> [root@localhost ~]# wget www.gmail.com
Did I print it in two lines?

http_proxy=192.168.0.254:3128 wget www.gmail.com
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proman121Author Commented:
proxy issue sorted.

Was trying to update ff as instructed by ravenpl...says no updates found

[root@localhost ~]# yum update firefox
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
rpmforge                                                 | 1.1 kB     00:00
primary.xml.gz                                           | 2.9 MB     03:49
rpmforge  : ################################################## 8012/8012
Setting up Update Process
Could not find update match for firefox
No Packages marked for Update
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war1Commented:
You cannot update to a newer version if you are already using a newer version.  As I said in my first post Date:11.17.2008 at 07:22AM PST

You will need to uninstall Firefox first before you install new version.  Here is how. Select "Content customize for" Linux
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Uninstalling+Firefox
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ravenplCommented:
> Was trying to update ff as instructed by ravenpl...says no updates found
It is possible You haven't updated to newkey yet, please first
yum update # should update fedora repos to newkey
yum update firefox
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