Install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11

Mozilla Firefox 6 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15, Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Fedora 11 using YUM. This is not big deal for Fedora 15 users, because Firefox 6 found on update repos, but this is good for older Fedora users.

What’s new in Firefox 6

  • The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting
  • Support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
  • Support for EventSource / Server-sent events
  • Support for window.matchMedia
  • Scratchpad, an interactive JavaScript prototyping environment
  • New Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
  • Improved usability of the Web Console
  • Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
  • Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

Read full details from Firefox 6 release notes.

Install Mozilla Firefox 6 on Fedora 15, Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Fedora 11

1. Backup your current Firefox 3/4 profiles (just in case)

2. Change root user

3. Install Remi repository (needed only for Fedora 14 and Fedora 13)

4. Check Available Firefox 6 versions

Fedora 15

Fedora 14/13/12/11

5. Install Mozilla Firefox 6

Fedora 15

Fedora 14/13/12/11

6. Start Firefox 6

Then start Firefox with using command:
Fedora 15/14/13

Or use Firefox (6) launcher.

Firefox 6 Screenshots

Firefox 6 running on Fedora 15

Firefox 6 running on Fedora 15

Firefox 6 Acid 3 test

Firefox 6 acid3 test

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22 Comments

  1. Yeah! Thanks guy! It’s super!

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  2. A Big Thanks. I’m using Fedora 14 and installed Firefox 14. I did try several instruction before I found this page and this really works! I shall put a link to my own pages.

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  3. Many thanks to your excellent update to firefox 10 at fedora 13. But you wrote at April 10th, 2012, if I understood it right, that it is possible to install original tarball. I downloaded firefox 15 as tarball into my user-directory as recommended at:
    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

    But if I do so and I try to start at my user-folder I get this error:
    [andreas@fedora13 ~]$ ~/firefox/firefox
    XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/andreas/firefox/libxpcom.so:
    libxul.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Couldn’t load XPCOM.

    It seems, that parallel installation of root-firefox-10 and user-firefox-15 is not possible. Or is there any solution together with most actual xulrunner15 (for firefox-15).

    problem seems to be, that the wrong library is taken by user-firefox-15 (perhaps library of parallel installed root-firefox-10?)

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  4. Thank you so much. I have no intentions of moving off FC13 and this helped tremendously.
    Thank you thank you.

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  5. Thank you, This worked well for me.
    Thank you.

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  6. I have Fedora 12; Firefox 5 ! I am little new to linux
    1. How can I directly uninstall Firefox5, & install latest firefox in Fedora 12 ?

    2. I tried to update, found following errors

    Retrieving http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
    warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.q6H1qT: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID 172ff33d
    error: Failed dependencies:
    system-release >= 19 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-19-1.noarch

    Thanks

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