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Installing Firefox 3 on Fedora


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Can someone please explain how to install Firefox 3 on Fedora? The Windows installation was simple, but I can't find an executable installation program for the Linux version. I tried running "yum update firefox" in the terminal, but that only downloaded Firefox 1.0. I also tried manually copying the FF3 files over the FF1 files, but then Firefox wouldn't open at all.

 

Is there an installation wizard for the Linux version?

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You aren't going to find an official Firefox 3 package for Fedora Core 4. Linux distributors will often freeze versions in their repositories to keep everything nicely compatible, and Fedora Core 4 has probably already had that happen. You'll only be able to get bugfix updates for Firefox, not feature updates.

 

You can try downloading Firefox from mozilla.com and untarring it into a new directory. (It needs to use a new profile as using an old one may screw it up royally.)

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Untarring Firefox to a new directory doesn't seem to work either. I'll probably just stick with the old version because I don't use the computer for browsing very often. It's mainly just a test server. Thank you for your help.

 

I've always wondered, why don't most Linux programs come with installation wizards? Would it just be too difficult with all the different distributions?

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Most Linux programs (the ones in your repository) will just install themselves when you tell them, without any need for a **** wizard. Usually, they only ask questions if you need to configure them.

 

Some Linux programs come in the form of a self-installing executable (aka wizard), but usually those are ones that you buy (or pirate).

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