Tuesday, June 27, 2006

installing firefox 1.5.0.4 on centos 4.3

Well, i'm sure there are a hundred different ways of doing this. I believe you can even download the rpm from somewhere, but I decided to download it directly from mozilla.

Visit http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/index.html and it will have the download link. The program comes in a form of a tar.gz file.

This means after you download it, you need to run the following command in terminal.

$ tar xzvf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz
$ su
# mv firefox /opt/
# cd /usr/bin/
# mv firefox firefox-1.0.7
# ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox firefox
# cp /opt/firefox/firefox /opt/firefox/firefox-1.5.0.4

I'm quite sure this isn't the best way of doing it, but it works. It shouldn't get stuffed up with any patching as well and should be easy enough to recover.

If anyone knows a better way, please feel free to correct me.

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