Firefox 4 for f14?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Thu Mar 24 17:47:45 UTC 2011

Never install any software without a RPM if there is no really good
reason and "firfox 4 is available" is really no reason even if
that would mean update to Fedora 14 and wait the time to the release

Am 24.03.2011 18:39, schrieb Kevin Kofler:
> Genes MailLists wrote:
>>    Or you can simply download it direct from and install it
>> in /usr/local/
> I don't think bypassing package management is something we want to 
> recommend.
> Not only is stuff installed that way not built according to Fedora 
> guidelines, which leads to issues like the ones Pete Zaitcev pointed out, 
> but it is also hard to uninstall without leaving residual files, which also 
> implies that upgrades sometimes leave old versions of the files sitting 
> around.
> Sometimes you have no other choice, e.g. for SAGE ( 
> which is still not packaged anywhere (because it's a royal PITA to package), 
> but generally, installing software from tarballs is a bad idea. Whenever an 
> RPM exists, using that RPM is almost always the better plan.
>         Kevin Kofler


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