Firefox 2 on FC6

The official build of Fedora Core 6 doesn't include Firefox version 2, rather the outdated 1.5. Fortunately, a French RPM repository seems to fill the gap.

Apparently, you can also get Firefox 2 from the development branch of Fedora - simply run

yum -y --enablerepo=development update firefox

and it will install the fox.

To elaborate, this entry in the Fedora Project Wiki briefly explains, why there is no official Firefox 2 RPM build for Fedora 6 and gives a few other alternatives.

Now, before you grab yourself the latest and the greatest Firefox, check that all your favourite extensions, those without which you cannot live, have been successfully ported to Firefox 2. If that's not the case, you can try installing the tar.gz distributive from - but run it as another user or create yourself a new profile, otherwise it will override your current profile and cause problems with the previous version of the browser.

You should also consider the beta of the Flash player for Linux - many newer sites don't function properly with Flash 7, unfortunately.


Re: Andre Bar'yudin's blog about updating to Firefox 2.

Was looking for a Linux newbie solution..........Thanks it worked just fine. Am very gratefull.

Do you know how to update Azureus to No RPM! Cant find files mentioned in instructions in my system...

Thanks again

Azureus is the tricky one - the oficial builds of it for Fedora use the GNU java. As a result, cryptography seems to be broken. So I usually install it directly from the .tar.gz in /usr/local

I guess you could build your own RPM using the regular JVM, but that's not a newbie solution. I myself have been too lazy to do it...

Nice find, too bad rpmforge, redhat etc. etc. isn't building this.. but I am also a fan of glpi so this was a nifty repository all around.

While on the subject of sensible workstation enhancements on fedora, for newbies and the just plain lazy :) Check out this lil script for getting compiz / beryl up and running real quick..

Thanks, interesting link

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