Install latest firefox/thunderbird CentOS/Sc.Linux 6x

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    You can do this from the remi repo (not windows style; YUM style) :)
    http://blog.famillecollet.com/pages/Config-en

    First install the repo file:-
    su
    cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi.repo

    Then download the GPG key from: http://rpms.famillecollet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
    and install it: rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-remi

    (I found this to be incorrect: "Remi's signature Installation (GPG Key)
    This step is not required if you use a package manager ")

    Now change your remi.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d to the following:

    Code:
    [remi]
    name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
    baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    http://remirpm.mirror.gymkl.ch//enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    http://iut-info.univ-reims.fr/remirpms/enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    #mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/remi/mirror
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
    failovermethod=priority
    priority=1
    includepkgs = firefox* xulrunner* thunderbird*
    
    [remi-test]
    name=Les RPM de remi en test pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
    #baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/test/$basearch/
    mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/test/mirror
    enabled=0
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
    Note: If you don't add these mirrors it won't work as I found out, viz. invalid baseurl:-
    http://remirpm.mirror.gymkl.ch//enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    http://iut-info.univ-reims.fr/remirpms/enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    There is another mirror as well.

    NB. Uninstall the old version of Firefox before installing from remi. No need to uninstall old
    xulrunner.

    You can leave the priority on 1 as updates will only look for the includepkgs and ignore everything else. I am going to try this on CentOS 5.7 as well.

    remi.png

    Edit: After removing the old versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, if using yumex, just select the avaiable packages button and search for FF and TB as well as xulrunner 9.0 and install.
    Or, in terminal su -c "yum update --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=remi" You will see the 3 packages.

    Funny thing is that FF TB are version 9.0 not 9.01

    PS. I commented (#) mirrorlist line in remi because it does not work.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
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    Ocky Registered Member

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    There is an updated version now available from remi. This time it is the latest Firefox :)

    However there is a known issue. One cannot install add-ons. Remi will be looking into this according to his blog. I wonder whether this also applies to the Windows version.

    remi update.png
     
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