Install Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (3.6.13) on Fedora Linux

This is guide, howto install Mozilla Firefox 3.6 versions (currently 3.6.13) on Fedora 12 using Yum. Firefox 3.6 stable installation works also with older Fedora Linux versions, like f11, f10.

Note: Fedora 13 and Fedora 14 already has Firefox 3.6 as default browser

Install Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Stable Version on Fedora Linux Using Remi Repository

1. Change to root User

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

2. Enable Remi Repository

## Fedora 12
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-12.rpm
 
## Fedora 11
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-11.rpm
 
## Fedora 10
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-10.rpm
 
## Fedora 9
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-9.rpm
 
## Fedeora 8
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-8.rpm

3. Check Available Firefox versions

$ yum --enablerepo=remi list firefox
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
firefox.i686                                    3.5.8-1.fc12                                        @updates
Available Packages
firefox.i586                                    3.6.13-1.fc12                                    remi

4. Update or Install Firefox 3.6 Stable Version

yum --enablerepo=remi update firefox
## OR ##
yum --enablerepo=remi install firefox

Screenshot: Firefox 3.6 on Fedora 12

Follow If Not True Then False Updates!

13 Comments

  1. Thanks a lot!!!
    I really appreciate this info

  2. Thanks too. I installed firefox 3 via remi repo before going away for awhile and long since forgetting the correct procedure.

  3. Thanks for this post.. But how to install on Centos 5

  4. You rock man! Thanks for this helpful command

  5. You rocked!! finally after long search i got my firefox..thnx a lot..

  6. Hi
    Am getting this error message
    yum –enablerepo=remi list firefox
    Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
    adobe-linux-i386 | 951 B 00:00
    Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again

    • Hi niki,

      Is fedora repository working without remi repository?

      Try simply following:

      yum list firefox

      If not then please post /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo file content?

    • HI Niki,

      your remi repository is not enabled so what all you need to do is run this on your command line mode

      rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-12.rpm

      and then try yum –enablerepo=remi list firefox

  7. simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. i appreciate this websie. This helps so much.

    i have a small suggestion here .

    ]# yum –enablerepo=remi install firefox
    if error came like dependancy yelp or devhelp for gecko-libs
    try this
    ]# yum -y update
    and then
    ]# yum –enablerepo=remi install firefox

    it will work fine.

    Thanks 4 ur time.

  9. Thanks a lot.

  10. thanks a lot brother
    you are the men

  11. Hi ,

    Thanks a lot to sharing the package installation.

    Nicely explained.

    Regards,
    Mahesh.K

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