__/ [ Thorsten Meininger ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 10:03 \__
> Newer versions of Firefox have an self-auto-update function. They detect a
> newer version and can replace itself.
> Unfortunately I have an old v1.0.8. without auto-update. So I have to do it
> manually. I downloaded the current stable version firefox-188.8.131.52.tar.gz
> and extracted it to an own folder.
> Sorry for this newbie question: But how should I proceed?
If you want to override the older version. Then try:
make install (in the directory where it resides, although I suspect it's just
That said, if I recall correctly, you have firefox.bin, which runs Firefox
without a problem. However, there is also a graphical installer. Have you
looked at all the exectutable files in that directory?
Also consider putting the executable somewhere among the path of binaries,
> Should I delete the old firefox installation at first?
It doesn't matter. You can have both. However, each will pull the settings
from ~/.firefox, so you don't want to do that. There will otherwise be
> Where are the old Firefox files located ?
I don't know where SuSE puts them by default (I use an older version that did
not have Firefox), but actually... I can check on a newer version of
,----[ Quote ]
| roy@linux:~/> which firefox
Aha! So that's where you should put Firefox to replace the old installation.
> If the new files overwrite the old ones: Which installation script do I
> have to start: run_mozilla.sh ?
I suggest that you back up the old installation before you do anything. Just
in case... same goes for ~/.firefox.
> I would expect a shell script with a name "install_firefox.sh" or something
I believe it should exist. It did exist in 1.0.x.
Hope it helps,
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