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Update Firefox 1.5.0.1 in RH Fedora Core 4

I really wanted to upgrade my Firefox in FC4. When I tried using yum it updated Firefox 1.0.4 to 1.0.7. I tried adding extra mirrors in yum configuration but no use.

Latter I found a manual method to update Firefox.

su or login as root first.
# wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/ .. /firefox-1.5.tar.gz
# cd /usr/lib
# tar xzvf ~/firefox-1.5.tar.gz
# mv firefox firefox-1.5
# which firefox
/usr/bin/firefox
# cd /usr/bin/
# mv firefox old.firefox
# ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-1.5/firefox

Thanks to Philip for sharing this. I followed the same instruction to update Firefox 1.5.1 and it worked.

su or login as root first.
# wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/.. /firefox-1.5.0.1.tar.gz
# cd /usr/lib
# tar xzvf ~/firefox-1.5.0.1.tar.gz
# mv firefox firefox-1.5.0.1
# which firefox
/usr/bin/firefox
# cd /usr/bin/
# mv firefox old.firefox
# ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.1/firefox

Cool… 😉

7 Comments

  1. I could not find libstdc++.so.5 with yum. Maybe thats why firefox wont start? I had to go back to firefox 1.0.7.

  2. Toymaker, try
    # yum update libstdc++.i386

    This will get the latest version (including the gcc compiler and other dependencies.)

    However, it did not resolve my problem. Still getting

    “error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

  3. libstdc++.5 is an old version that exists in redhat enterprise linux. you must get a copy (google for the file), place it under a directory (i put my under /emu/redhat/lib), and then add it to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH before running the software that requires it.

  4. Thanx to the poster–
    {ed says:
    April 5th, 2006 at 5:35 am I did:
    yum install /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
    on my FC4 box and everything’s working now.}

    I’ve been trying many thing but nothing worked, at last this worked for my installation too (FC 4). Thanxxxxx….