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Installing Firefox 3.6 on linux openSuSE 11.2

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The best way  is to install it through YaST control center.

  1. Open YaST control center and click on Software Management
  2. If you already have firefox open, close it before proceeding.
  3. From the menu select Configuration and then select Repositories (or type CTRL + R to get there)
  4. Click on the Add button on the bottom of the window and select Specify URL in the window that opens and  click on  Next
  5. Under the Repository Name, type Mozilla and enter the URL http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2/ under the URL field and click on Next
  6. If you get a warning like the repository has already been added, click No and click on the Abort button on the corner of the window.
  7. Otherwise click OK on the bottom of the Add Repository window and wait while the repository is being downloaded and added.
  8. Now on the Software Management window enter the phrase firefox and click on search
  9. Click on the result that has the summary as “Mozilla Firefox Web Browser” and click on Versions which appears directly below the search results pane.
  10. if you are running x86_64 (open Terminal and type uname -i to find out what version you are running) select the following option displayed under the Versions tab

3.6.0-1.2-x86_64 from openSuSE Buildservice — Mozilla with blah blah blah..

or

if you are running i586

3.6.0-1.2-i586 from openSuSE Buildservice — Mozilla with blah blah blah..

if you can’t find this,  it means that you’ve added the repository manually as I’ve said before. If so, then choose the version corresponding to your OS against the phrase Mozilla (if that’s what you mentioned in place of repository name while adding.. Read step 5)

You may get some warning regarding dependency issues while changing the version. Just go ahead and click on ok. Trust me, it wouldn’t cause you any problems later on.

Now open firefox, click on the Help menu and click on About, and confirm the version.

Please leave a comment if this tutorial was helpful to you or if you faced any problem during installation.

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9 Responses

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  1. Thanx, the ‘Mozilla 3.6 install how-to’ that was exactly what I needed to know!

    Cheers

    gary

    Gary

    February 2, 2010 at 2:19 AM

  2. Another great post.
    Thanks for the tips and help.
    Everyone, bookmark this site.

    Install Software

    February 6, 2010 at 1:42 AM

  3. thanks!!! was great and perfect!!

    ilan

    March 12, 2010 at 12:02 PM

  4. FireFox browser is better
    Thank you

    صفر واحد

    March 14, 2010 at 12:04 AM

  5. Perfect and clear instructions thanks.

    Worked nicely under a new clean install of 11.2

    Firefox website does not have clear instructions, for a Linux newbie like myself.

    cheers

    unsquashable

    March 15, 2010 at 2:20 AM

  6. Thanks to all of you for your feedback!

    Ragavan N

    March 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM

  7. Great Job !

    Nice to see some clear and simple instructions aimed at the yAST user.

    Would benefit from a bit more than “trust me” when dealing with the dependency warnings (like talk the user through the recommended selection from the three options that can crop up). But excellent nevertheless.

    Mark Handford

    July 2, 2010 at 1:25 AM

  8. I have been away from linux for almost a year and badly needed to upgrade FF. After struggling with poorly written, hard to follow instructions from many other sites was fortunate to find yours. This is how documentation should be written; clear, concise, thorough. Worked perfectly. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

    William

    August 20, 2011 at 4:20 AM


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