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Re: How does Firefox 2 get added?



Arch Willingham <arch <at> tuparks.com> writes:
> According to the link below, Firefox 2 is (or will be) available 
(http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=35772)
> 
> Will YUM pick that up eventually or do you have to add the package manually?

RĂ©mi Collet has made a backport of Firefox 2 to FC4, FC5 and FC6:
http://remi.collet.free.fr/index.php?2006/10/25/225-firefox-20-1
(His repository is only for i386, so if you're on another architecture, you'll 
have to rebuild from the SRPMs: http://remi.collet.free.fr/rpms/SRPMS/ .)

These packages replace the Firefox 1.5 (or 1.0 for FC4) packages. Thus, on FC6, 
you'll also need the rebuilt reverse dependencies (packages depending on 
Firefox) if you use any of them or rebuild them yourself from the Fedora SRPMs, 
because packages using Firefox as their Gecko runtime engine only work with the 
version of Firefox they were built against. (On FC4 and FC5, these packages are 
built against Mozilla 1.7, so updating Firefox doesn't require rebuilds there.)

        Kevin Kofler


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