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Re: firefox beta 2

  • Subject: Re: firefox beta 2
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 04:47:38 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.mandrake
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [amazing powers of observation] on Monday 31 October 2005 13:48 \__

> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 05:30:30 +0000, Roy
> Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [amazing powers of observation] on Sunday 30 October 2005 18:50 \__
>>> i have googled and looked  do you have a url for the rpm ?
>>> amazing powers of observation wrote:
>>>> anyone know where n rpm is for it ?
>>> mozilla's just released its program already compiled, you just need to
>>> download it and have the latest gtk package installed
>> Mozilla (Firefox among few more applications) often distribute gunzipped
>> tar archives that need to be uncompressed. Since Java Runtime Environment
>> is involved, you needn't compile anything. Just run the .sh file or
>> install the application if required (essentially relocating the files and
>> putting them in your PATH from what I can gather).
>> So, I don't think that you need search for RPM's... I assume you are
>> referring to Firefox 1.5 beta.
>> Roy
>   yes but i want to replace it over my firefox install so that my plugins
> and everything will work

Be fully aware that a large number of plug-ins (themes and extensions) will
break with this upgrade. You need to wait until the release is made official
in the sense that the ;beta barrier' is broken. Only then will developers
modify their plug-ins so that they are fully-compatible with all versions
(1.5 included).

I attempted to move to version 1.5 twice in the past, but was put off when I
found out it ruined my profile (./mozilla), which I had luckily backed up.

Best of luck with the upgrade,


PS - I installed 1.5 beta 2 on a different SuSE machine yesterday. It works
well if there is are no plug-in involved.

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