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Sat Jun 10 22:59:59 UTC 2006
all, i filed on bugzilla...should get done pretty soon?
--- nigel henry <cave.dnb at tiscali.fr> wrote:
> On Friday 09 June 2006 19:59, John Wendel wrote:
> > James Wilkinson wrote:
> > > Globe Trotter wrote:
> > >> just wondering when the updated firefox rpm will show up? as many as
> > >> 13(?) patches were issued more than a week ago to get firefox 184.108.40.206.
> > >
> > > There's a related story on lwn.net about Firefox updates:
> > > http://lwn.net/Articles/186614/
> > As we rednecks like to say, "the lord helps those who help themselves".
> > Just yum remove firefox, install the 220.127.116.11 tarball in /usr/local,
> > and be happy.
> > "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master--and if you use the
> > program, he is your master.", RMS.
> > "Every RPM package has a lord, a master--and if you use the package,
> > he is your master.", Me.
> > Regards,
> > John
> Hi John. I've been doing just that with earlier versions of FC. I DL the
> latest version to whatever is booted up, copy it to my fat32 partition on
> another disc that I keep backups on, and then update Firefox to the various
> distro's run on these 2 machines. Of course Firefox is not installed as part
> of the distro on earlier FCversions, so this is the way I do it.
> I have to admit that my Debian Sarge install is still stuck at Firefox 1.0.4,
> which is ridiculous, and I don't use it. I have the latest version of Opera
> on that.
> I don't suppose we want to get too paranoid about this. MS take ages to fix
> problems to IE. Linux by contrast is usually quick with security fixes.
> Personally, as a home user, I'm prepared to wait a bit. As Firefox is now
> part of the FC5 distro, I'd expect them to be pretty quick on making the
> latest version available, and will avoid me having to update Firefox manually
> on yet another distro. I will keep an eye on how long it takes for
> Firefox-18.104.22.168 to appear on the list of updates though.
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