Install Firefox 26 on Fedora 20/19, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5 - Comment Page: 2

Mozilla Firefox 26 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 26 on Fedora 20/19/18/17/16, CentOS 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6 using YUM. Firefox 17 ESR (Extended Support Release) is currently available on CentOS 6.5/5.10 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/5.10 own repos, so with this guide you can also install Firefox 17 ESR on CentOS 5.10 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.10. What's new in Firefox 26 All Java plug-ins are defaulted to 'click to play' Password manager now supports script-generated password fields Support for H.264 on Linux if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed Support for the CSS image orientation property There is no...

102 comments on “Install Firefox 26 on Fedora 20/19, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5 - Comment Page: 2

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    1. yum –enablerepo=updates-testing update firefox on Fedora 15
      What you posted is a waste of time

      • Hi Palmer,

        Thanks for note, tested and fixed guide… ;)

    2. Hi,
      will this work on Centos 5.7?

      • Hi Rod,

        Sorry, Firefox 9 is not working on CentOS 5.7. Enterprise Linux 5 is just too old to run Firefox 9.

        Here is Firefox 9 minimum system requirements on Linux…
        Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:
        GTK+ 2.10 or higher
        GLib 2.12 or higher
        Pango 1.14 or higher
        X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
        libstdc++ 4.3 or higher

    3. This works as long as you do not have yum-priorities plugin installed. Usually CentOS-Base will be very high priority (1) and other repositories including Remi will be on much lower priority (>20). In that case the latest version of Firefox will be invisible.

      What you need to do is set Remi repository to the same priority level as CentOS-Base repository. After that use System -> Administration -> Add/Remove software.

    4. Works great for me, thanks a lot for this detailed instruction!

    5. Hi. I just did the update on Fedora 14 and it seems to work fine, thanks for posting these instructions. But I have a question. During the update process I got the message “Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.” What does that mean? thanks. (PS: am not a techie, sorry)

      • Hi oryza,

        It is nothing serious, it just mean that you have installed something with rpm command… :)

    6. Hello I get the following error
      [[email protected] ~]# yum list firefox
      Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
      Updating Red Hat repositories.
      Installed Packages
      firefox.i686 3.6.17-1.el6_0 @rhel6

      [[email protected] ~]# yum –enablerepo=remi update firefox
      Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
      Updating Red Hat repositories.
      Setting up Update Process
      Resolving Dependencies
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package firefox.i686 0:3.6.17-1.el6_0 will be updated
      —> Package firefox.i686 0:9.0.1-1.el6.remi will be an update
      –> Processing Dependency: gecko-libs(x86-32) = 9.0.1-1 for package: firefox-9.0.1-1.el6.remi.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: xulrunner9(x86-32) = 9.0.1 for package: firefox-9.0.1-1.el6.remi.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: for package: firefox-9.0.1-1.el6.remi.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package xulrunner9.i686 0:9.0.1-1.el6.remi will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: nspr >= 4.8.8 for package: xulrunner9-9.0.1-1.el6.remi.i686
      –> Finished Dependency Resolution
      Error: Package: xulrunner9-9.0.1-1.el6.remi.i686 (remi)
      Requires: nspr >= 4.8.8
      Installed: nspr-4.8.7-1.el6.i686 (@anaconda-RedHatEnterpriseLinux-201105101829.i386/6.1)
      nspr = 4.8.7-1.el6
      You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
      You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

      • Hi Arnab,

        You have to update your nspr package to 4.8.8 version. And actually yum do it for you automatically, if you have RHEL repo enabled?

        Could you please post output of following command:

        yum repolist all
    7. Many thanks! :)
      Now Works Great also for FF10 in CentOS6.

      • Hi Davide,

        Yes, that’s true and I update this guide to Firefox 10 very soon…I was waiting Fedora builds, but now also those are also available… ;)

    8. Hi there.
      Thanks for this info!

      Would it be able to install FireFox versions prior to v10?


      • Hi Werner,

        You are welcome! :)

        Do you have some reason why you want to install earlier versions?

    9. Works great with CentOS 6.2!


      • Thanks Guy! :)

        Guide updated!

    10. Installation of Firefox 10 on RH 6.2 worked like a charm.

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