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    Question How to update firefox on Suse 10.0


    Sorry 4 asking this n00b question but I'm a total newbie in Linux.

    I dont even have idea how u install stuff in Linux, since I'm coming from M$ Windows, and there installing SW is so easy. I just downloaded the latest FF version (v1.5.0.4) for Linux which most of u surely R using.

    I downloaded a compressed file, fortunately I was able to uncompress the file to finally get the folder where is everything inside to update/install FF on Linux by using Konqueror.

    I wonder if any1 of u would be so gently to show me how to update FF on Suse Linux 10.0. STEP BY STEP

    TIA

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    1. You might get more people to read your threads if you use some semblance of english grammar
    2. There should be a file called "firefox-installer". From a terminal, go to the uncompressed firefox directory and run:
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    ./firefox-installer
    (the name might be slightly different, I'm at work and can't check it)

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    Wink Firefox 1.5.0.4 for Linux seems strange

    Hello rax and welcome to Linux!

    Ignoring the rude comments about grammar there is no "./firefox-installer" in the directory, and the scripts which run things seem a bit out of whack and in fact do not run things.

    There is an executable script called "updater" which doesn't do anything useful as far as I can tell.

    2. There should be a file called "firefox-installer". From a terminal, go to the uncompressed firefox directory and run:

    The 1.5.0.4 install as of May 9 contains -

    total 12764
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jhowe jhowe 230 May 9 09:58 browserconfig.properties
    drwxr-xr-x 3 jhowe jhowe 4096 May 9 09:58 chrome/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jhowe jhowe 4096 May 9 09:58 components/
    drwxr-xr-x 5 jhowe jhowe 24 May 9 09:58 defaults/
    drwxr-xr-x 5 jhowe jhowe 24 May 9 09:58 extensions/
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 5247 May 9 09:58 firefox*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 9942504 May 9 09:58 firefox-bin*
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jhowe jhowe 24 May 9 09:58 greprefs/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jhowe jhowe 32 May 9 09:58 icons/
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 567616 May 9 09:58 libmozjs.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 176328 May 9 09:58 libnspr4.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 426044 May 9 09:58 libnss3.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 241260 May 9 09:58 libnssckbi.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 15232 May 9 09:58 libplc4.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 8612 May 9 09:58 libplds4.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 138200 May 9 09:58 libsmime3.so*
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jhowe jhowe 476 May 9 09:58 libsoftokn3.chk
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 421088 May 9 09:58 libsoftokn3.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 126908 May 9 09:58 libssl3.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 94844 May 9 09:58 libxpcom_compat.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 687068 May 9 09:58 libxpcom_core.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 10144 May 9 09:58 libxpcom.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 8648 May 9 09:58 libxpistub.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 10256 May 9 09:58 mozilla-xremote-client*
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jhowe jhowe 8 May 9 09:58 plugins/
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jhowe jhowe 177 May 9 09:58 readme.txt
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 1646 May 9 09:57 removed-files*
    drwxr-xr-x 6 jhowe jhowe 4096 May 9 09:58 res/
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 10492 May 9 09:58 run-mozilla.sh*
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jhowe jhowe 96 May 9 09:58 searchplugins/
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 67444 May 9 09:58 updater*
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jhowe jhowe 145 May 9 09:58 updater.ini
    drwxr-xr-x 3 jhowe jhowe 8 Jul 17 08:53 updates/
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 jhowe jhowe 21320 May 9 09:58 xpicleanup*

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    Another option is to use YasT: your package-manager for suse.
    Go: 'start' -> system -> control center -> software management -> do a search on 'firefox'. Look what versions is installed/available and tick the box in front of it to install a newer version (so it has the Z dispplayed)(hover over the tick box to see the options) -> accept
    Now it will fetch the package and update automatically
    Now what? You have Linux installed and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" thing. Don't worry, they'll show you what to do @
    <~ http://www.linuxcommand.org/ ~>

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    Hi. Im having exactly the same problem as rax. After umcompressing the .tar.gz file, i dont know what to do next. I've followed muha's instruction but after i clicked "accept", Yast ask me to insert CD2. I did try changing the path after ticking "view details" but no help.
    Also, i've downloaded the Thunderbird 1.5 file and uncompressed it but didnt know what to do next.
    Could you check this out to help me? Thank you a lot

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    I have tried to update FF by following muha's method but it will not work since the version of FF I'm currently using is v1.0.8 and the 1 offered to be installed by YaST is v1.0.6-16 so that will a downgrade rather than an upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by totosplatz
    Ignoring the rude comments about grammar there is no "./firefox-installer" in the directory, and the scripts which run things seem a bit out of whack and in fact do not run things.

    There is an executable script called "updater" which doesn't do anything useful as far as I can tell.
    10x 4 ur support, specially about the rude comments

    I tried to update (just to test) using the file "updater" u mentioned and u R right. It's useless @ least apparently. I doesnt do something.

    This is the list of the files I'm currently having in my uncompressed directory of FF v1.5.0.4: list.txt

    So what should I do in order to update to the latest version of FF ??????

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    Thumbs up

    Well, we just need to run the script firefox in the folder. Actually i've done this before but it reacted so slow in KDE, and i thought if i did something like "installing" it, it would be faster :drown: . I tried running it in Window Maker and it was much faster. Same thing to Thunderbird. Maybe this is the way they work huh?

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    What do you mean by running "the script firefox in the folder" ??

    This is all what I have in my FF folder once it gets uncompressed:
    Code:
       1 drwxr-xr-x  11 root root    1088 May  8 18:58 .
       0 drwxr-xr-x   5 root root     184 Jul 24 21:34 ..
       0 -rw-r--r--   1 root root       0 May  8 18:58 .autoreg
       4 -rw-r--r--   1 root root     230 May  8 18:58 browserconfig.properties
       1 drwxr-xr-x   3 root root     520 May  8 18:58 chrome
       1 drwxr-xr-x   2 root root     776 May  8 18:58 components
       0 drwxr-xr-x   5 root root     128 May  8 18:58 defaults
       0 drwxr-xr-x   5 root root     184 May  8 18:58 extensions
       8 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root    5247 May  8 18:58 firefox
    9722 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 9942504 May  8 18:58 firefox-bin
       0 drwxr-xr-x   2 root root     144 May  8 18:58 greprefs
       0 drwxr-xr-x   2 root root     176 May  8 18:58 icons
     557 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  567616 May  8 18:58 libmozjs.so
     176 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  176328 May  8 18:58 libnspr4.so
     420 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  426044 May  8 18:58 libnss3.so
     236 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  241260 May  8 18:58 libnssckbi.so
      16 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   15232 May  8 18:58 libplc4.so
      12 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root    8612 May  8 18:58 libplds4.so
     136 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  138200 May  8 18:58 libsmime3.so
       4 -rw-r--r--   1 root root     476 May  8 18:58 libsoftokn3.chk
     412 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  421088 May  8 18:58 libsoftokn3.so
     124 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  126908 May  8 18:58 libssl3.so
      12 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   10144 May  8 18:58 libxpcom.so
      96 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   94844 May  8 18:58 libxpcom_compat.so
     673 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  687068 May  8 18:58 libxpcom_core.so
      12 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root    8648 May  8 18:58 libxpistub.so
      12 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   10256 May  8 18:58 mozilla-xremote-client
       0 drwxr-xr-x   2 root root      80 May  8 18:58 plugins
       4 -rw-r--r--   1 root root     177 May  8 18:58 readme.txt
       4 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root    1646 May  8 18:57 removed-files
       2 drwxr-xr-x   6 root root    1688 May  8 18:58 res
      12 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   10492 May  8 18:58 run-mozilla.sh
       0 drwxr-xr-x   2 root root     432 May  8 18:58 searchplugins
      68 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   67444 May  8 18:58 updater
       4 -rw-r--r--   1 root root     145 May  8 18:58 updater.ini
      24 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   21320 May  8 18:58 xpicleanup
    Which one of all the files, that file you named as "script" ???

    Just wondering.... It's not possible to update FF by just copy all the contest of this folder over the old one, so that you will be overwriting the old files ????

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    drop what you are doing and read this to update firefox:
    Either go here and surf to your type of suse (10.0-i386 or 10.0-x86_64 or etc..)
    ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/pro...refox/1.5.0.4/

    Probably you are using 386 (so not the 64bit) and need to go here to get the firefox-rpm:
    ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/pro...0.4/10.0-i386/
    Download it. Right-click on it in konqueror to: actions -> install with YasT.
    You don't need the .src .rpm's so don't get this one: MozillaFirefox-1.5.0.4-0.1.src.rpm

    Note: this is a better way of updating your system:
    Go: 'start' -> system -> control center -> online update
    Should also get the latest versions for all software.
    But that might fail because of the installation sources you are using.
    /edit: the one this is offered to me in this way is 1.0.8-0.2
    So the above option with .rpm is a better/later version.
    I'm not sure which 'installation sources' you need to add to get 'software management' to get your latest firefox .. You could look for one.
    Now what? You have Linux installed and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" thing. Don't worry, they'll show you what to do @
    <~ http://www.linuxcommand.org/ ~>

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    to Rax:

    its the file "firefox". You run it by entering its name in command line. For example, if you're already in the folder, type ./firefox, and press enter. (In this case you must include the "./")
    I guess my words are no more neccesary but as u asked, i tell.

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