how to upgrade firefox 1.0 to firefox 3.0.6 on RHEL-4

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am very much new to Linux. When i run Firefox 3.0.6.tar.b2z on rhel-4 in GUI mode and open the browser it shows the previous version.
when i run in text mode it says....dependent library files are missing.
please help me to upgrade firefox.
which version of linux will have firefox 3.0 by default? if so where do i download.
Question by:anuboggaram
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    Accepted Solution

    Start here:
    (How to install YUM on RHEL4):

    Once that's done,

    # yum update firefox*


    Author Comment

    Rhel-4 am using is not a licensed version. so i cant register on RHN to get updates.
     the link given to donwload yum also doent work.
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    Expert Comment

    which missing libraries does it complain about ?

    Installing Firefox on Linux

    Author Comment

    hey! now i was in almost end stage. I untar the .tar file and extracted on desktop.
    when i run the command ./firefox it gives error:  as follows
    ./firefox-bin: error while loading shared lib: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:rohitttt is provided by pango library

    Author Comment

    It dint work. Anyways as the version of linux was not very important for testing an application i installed Obuntu 8.4 and uninstalled existing obuntu firefox and installed Mozilla firefox 3.0.6. below link explains very neatly.

    Expert Comment

    Remove the early version completely - then re-install 3.04

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