Install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 - Comment Page: 1

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...

25 comments on “Install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 - Comment Page: 1

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    1. […] posts:Install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11Mozilla Firefox 6 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15, Fedora 14, […]

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    2. Just wanted to thank you for this fantastic article. I was upset at my slow firefox 4 performance and couldn’t figure a way to upgrade to firefox 6. Installing the tarballs from the firefox websites is not exactly that easy even for a user with okay knowledge about linux intallations.

      Your install provided me with a “clean” upgrade. It replaced my firefox4 with firefox 6, and kept all my links, plugins, and favourites intact! Cheers to you!

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    3. I installed firefox 6.0.2 in Fedora 14 by remi repo. It works well but some digital certs from DigiNotar and Staat der Nederlanden are still on trusted list. They should be removed.

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    4. wow…
      thanks a lot lot lot lot lot ;)

      this was a life saver for me

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    5. PERFECT : )
      that saved me a lot of time , as i was tryin` to find away to upgrade to firefox 6 on F14 ,
      the update went so smooth , all add-ones intact amazing work , good job dude : )

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    6. I cannot install Firefox 7 in Fedora14 x86_64 using the commands.
      It only listed

      Dependencies Resolved

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      Package Arch Version Repository Size
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      Updating:
      firefox x86_64 3.6.23-1.fc14 updates 14 M
      Updating for dependencies:
      xulrunner x86_64 1.9.2.23-1.fc14 updates 9.3 M

      Transaction Summary
      ===
      Upgrade 2 Package(s)

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    7. Thanks! This worked perfectly!

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    8. firefox firefox firefox like always :)

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    9. Thank you very much. This worked perfectly for me.

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    10. Okay I tried using this to upgrade from Firefox 6.0 to firefox 8.0. It erased all my bookmarks, short cuts, and passwords, etc. Is there anyway i can get those bookmarks back ?

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      • Hi Rami,

        Did you backup your profiles on step 1.?

        
        tar -cvzf $HOME/mozilla-firefox-profiles-backup.tar.gz $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/
        
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    11. Thanks — this worked awesomely!! Although the old Firefox version kept running so at first I thought it went wrong. Once I killedall firefox, though, the new version works!!! THANKS!!

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    12. This is very usefull for new linux beginners.
      Thanks a lot of this.

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    13. I am trying to upgrade from Firefox 3.6 on Fedora 13. Your procedure stops with the following diagnostics:

      # rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
      Retrieving http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
      warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.he7LAE: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 00a4d52b: NOKEY
      error: Failed dependencies:
      system-release >= 15 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-15-5.noarch

      Any suggestions?

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      • Hi Doug,

        Firefox 6 is outdated version…newest version is Firefox 11. You can install Firefox 10 on Fedora 13 using remi repository (just skip rpmfusion repo) or you can install Firefox 11 using Firefox original tarball. :)

        Please let me know if you need more help with installation?

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        • Hi JR,

          Following your suggestion, I used the remi repository option, and Firefox 10 seems to be up and running. Thanks.

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          • Excellent to hear that you got it working! :)

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