Install Firefox 2 on CentOS 5

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Harald-Rudell
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Install Firefox 2 on CentOS 5

Post by Harald-Rudell » 2007/05/07 05:37:02

Here's how to Install Firefox 2 on CentOS 5:

1. Download firefox-2.0.0.3.tar.gz or later from http://www.getfirefox.com to Desktop
2. Exit firefox 1.5
3. In an su command window, extract the archive to /usr/local: tar xvf Desktop/firefox-2.0.0.3.tar.gz -C/usr/local/lib/
4. Get a dependency: yum install /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
5. loose old plugin folder: mv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-1.5
6. Link to new plugin folder: ln -s /usr/local/lib/firefox/plugins /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
7. Rename old launcher: mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox15
8. Link to 2.0 launcher: ln -s /usr/local/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
9. Click the web browser link - you're in 2.0!

you might want to install totem-mozplugin too

Regards,

Harald Rudell

Harald-Rudell
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Re: Install Firefox 2 on CentOS 5

Post by Harald-Rudell » 2007/05/07 06:24:33

...and to get cnn to play...

1. Using Gnome > Applications > Add/Remove Software, get the packages mplayer, mplayerplug-in
2. From [url=http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html]playerhq.hu[/url], download the Binary Codec Packages,
as of now this [url=http://www3.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20061022.tar.bz2]link[/url]
3. Extract the files tar xvf Desktop/essential-20061022.tar.bz2 /usr/local/lib
4. Rename the folder: mv /usr/local/lib/essential-20061022 /usr/local/lib/codecs
play video...

Kind of basic..

Harald Rudell

yur1022
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Install Firefox 2 on CentOS 5

Post by yur1022 » 2007/05/07 16:38:16

Where do you get mplayer?

Regarding codec ... why not "all" rather than "essential"?

yur

Lenard
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Re: Install Firefox 2 on CentOS 5

Post by Lenard » 2007/05/07 17:36:54

mplayer can be installed by adding Dag's repo (rpmforge) by following the directions here:

http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

When done installing the rpmforge-release package type: yum install mplayer mplayerplug-in

Codecs can be found here: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
or here if prefer rpm packages: http://rpm.pbone.net/ enter the search term; mplayer-codecs
get the mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm and mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm files.

Install: rpm -Uvh mplayer-codecs*.rpm

FYI: the mplayerplug-in package is nice for watching videos using firefox or seamonkey.

eddysetyawan
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Re: Install Firefox 2 on CentOS 5

Post by eddysetyawan » 2007/05/10 01:36:32

any one want to try my own package firefox 2 it also update package for devhelp and yelp package

perhaps some one can give me place to share it please mail me at eddy.setyawan gmail com

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