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How embarrassing. Eight years ago, I had sysadmin powers at my university and knew my way around unix backward and forward. Now I've installed Fedora Core 6 and I'm still relying on the GUI to take care of most of my business. <_<

 

At present, I'm trying to install Firefox 2.0.0.1. I un-tarred the compressed file and put it into a directory, /home/jennifer/firefox. That should be enough, right? Well, I execute "./firefox &" in the console window while in that directory, and ... Firefox 1.5.0.9 invariably runs. All I can guess is that in spite of explicitly stipulating that I wanted to run the version of firefox in /home/jennifer/firefox, it's defaulting to a system-wide link that refers to the old version.

 

How do I overwrite Firefox 1.5.0.9, obliterating it so that only Firefox 2 is left?

 

Thank you so much for helping out this noob.

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as root try this

 

yum -y remove firefox

(that'll remove the original firefox installation)

 

once it's all done, then untar firefox again and read the INSTALL.TXT or README that comes with it

 

cheers

anyweb

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as root try this

 

yum -y remove firefox

(that'll remove the original firefox installation)

 

once it's all done, then untar firefox again and read the INSTALL.TXT or README that comes with it

 

cheers

anyweb

 

Thank you so much! Good ol' yum. It worked beautifully, and I am typing to you from Firefox 2. ^_^

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  • 2 weeks later...

hi

 

im new here, so be gentle!!!

 

i too have downloaded firefox 2 and am trying to get it to work on fedora core 6.

 

i untarred it to my home directory and tried to run ./firefox and received an error pertaining to libstdc++.so5, i found a way around this by using yum to install it. i too then ran ./firefox and it was launching the old version.

 

i followed the instructions here and now im typing this from firefox 2, fantastic!

 

a couple of questions though.

 

surely my home directory is not the best place to run this from? should it be moved? where to? and also, the web browser shortcut still works - how so?!

 

cheers.

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the default folder/directory for firefox IS in your home directory

 

see here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0.0...enotes/#install

 

Linux and Unix systems ~/.mozilla/firefox

 

note that the ~/ means your 'home' directory, for example /home/username/

 

the '.' in front of the mozilla directory means that the folder is hidden by default (as are most configuration programs in your home dir - try

ls -al

to list them all.)

 

so you are safe in leaving firefox 2 in it's default directory

 

cheers

anyweb

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