firefox 2

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Nov 2 02:25:59 UTC 2006


Guy Schlosser <guyster <at> bex.net> writes:
> Hey all, has anyone tried to install Firefox 2.0?  I installed Fedora 
> 6 with no problems, but am trying to install firefox 2.0.  I tried a 
> yum install firefox-2*, and there was no match.  I also downloaded 
> the firefox tar ball, but don't see any install or makefiles.  If 
> anyone has any suggestions on how to get this thing installed, they 
> would be greatly appreciated.

Rémi Collet has made a backport of Firefox 2 to FC4, FC5 and FC6:
http://remi.collet.free.fr/index.php?2006/10/25/225-firefox-20-1
(His repository is only for i386, so if you're on another architecture, you'll 
have to rebuild from the SRPMs: http://remi.collet.free.fr/rpms/SRPMS/ .)

These packages replace the Firefox 1.5 (or 1.0 for FC4) packages. Thus, on FC6, 
you'll also need the rebuilt reverse dependencies (packages depending on 
Firefox) if you use any of them or rebuild them yourself from the Fedora SRPMs, 
because packages using Firefox as their Gecko runtime engine only work with the 
version of Firefox they were built against. (On FC4 and FC5, these packages are 
built against Mozilla 1.7, so updating Firefox doesn't require rebuilds there.)

        Kevin Kofler




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