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    Default How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    I am using SUSE Linux 10.0 and Kernel 2.6.13. With Yast I updated to FF 2.0.0.10. I want to update to 2.0.0.16 but Yast does not offer that as an option. Is this due to my older kernel?

    I've read on this forum that I should stick to specific repositories when updating rather than use the general Linux FF release available at mozilla.org. So where can I find FF x.16?

    I am a linux novice on an old AMD K7 and would rather not upgrade my kernel if it's not necessary.

    Thanks, Jon

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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    Is this SUSE 10.0 or SLED 10? If SUSE 10.0 then there are no more updates available, but I think you can get a RPM from the Mozilla repository.

    Kernel version has nothing to do with it, it's the version of the supporting libraries that may be a problem. When I tried to install FF3 on a 10.0 machine, the gtk version wasn't high enough, so eventually I upgraded the machine to OpenSUSE 11.0. But you want FF2, which might still work with the libraries in 10.0. Mind you FF2 has only 6 months or so more life so you might want to think of updating the distro, or going with another web browser.

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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken yap
    Is this SUSE 10.0 or SLED 10? If SUSE 10.0 then there are no more
    updates available, but I think you can get a RPM from the Mozilla
    repository.

    Kernel version has nothing to do with it, it's the version of the
    supporting libraries that may be a problem. When I tried to install FF3
    on a 10.0 machine, the gtk version wasn't high enough, so eventually I
    upgraded the machine to OpenSUSE 11.0. But you want FF2, which might
    still work with the libraries in 10.0. Mind you FF2 has only 6 months
    or so more life so you might want to think of updating the distro, or
    going with another web browser.
    Hi
    You could also try the SLE10 ones, build from the src rpms
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...la/SLE_10/src/

    Code:
    rpmbuild --rebuild <name_of_src_rpm>
    
    Install with
    
    rpm -Uhv <name_of_arch_rpm
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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    For what it is worth, I can't recommend openSUSE 11 and Firefox 3 enough.

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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    >Is this SUSE 10.0 or SLED 10?

    I really can't say, the heading of the Release Notes is SUSE 10.0. I installed it several years ago and don't recall jany longer and don't have the CD's handy.

    The rebuild of the rpm gave dependency errors (see below). Is there an easy fix for this? Perhaps as has been strongly hinted, an upgrade to 11.0 & FF3 may be more sensible. I am so unfamiliar with Linux that I hate to mess with something that is working relatively well. With my unfamiliarity it just may be a bigger obstacle to install the missing lib's or pieces.


    # rpmbuild --rebuild MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1.src.rpm
    Installing MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1.src.rpm
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    error: Failed build dependencies:
    gcc-c++ is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    libgnomeui-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    libidl-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    mozilla-nss-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    orbit-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    startup-notification-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    update-desktop-files is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    dbus-1-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    mozilla-nspr-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1

    Jon

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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    Go into Yast, and install the development pattern which will give you a build environment to compile. However it looks like it needs some mozilla specific development packages as well. You'd have to search for those in YaST's install tool like:

    mozilla-nspr-devel

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    Quote Originally Posted by enderandrew
    Go into Yast, and install the development pattern which will give you a
    build environment to compile. However it looks like it needs some
    mozilla specific development packages as well. You'd have to search
    for those in YaST's install tool like:

    mozilla-nspr-devel
    Hi
    If you persevere in the repository is mozilla-nspr, it needs to be built
    and installed first (as well as the nspr-devel).

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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6520302 View Post
    >Is this SUSE 10.0 or SLED 10?

    I really can't say, the heading of the Release Notes is SUSE 10.0. I installed it several years ago and don't recall jany longer and don't have the CD's handy.
    It's probably SUSE 10.0 then, to get SLED you'd have to buy a distro from Novell.

    The rebuild of the rpm gave dependency errors (see below). Is there an easy fix for this? Perhaps as has been strongly hinted, an upgrade to 11.0 & FF3 may be more sensible. I am so unfamiliar with Linux that I hate to mess with something that is working relatively well. With my unfamiliarity it just may be a bigger obstacle to install the missing lib's or pieces.


    # rpmbuild --rebuild MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1.src.rpm
    Installing MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1.src.rpm
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    grep: /.buildenv: No such file or directory
    error: Failed build dependencies:
    gcc-c++ is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    libgnomeui-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    libidl-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    mozilla-nss-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    orbit-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    startup-notification-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    update-desktop-files is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    dbus-1-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1
    mozilla-nspr-devel is needed by MozillaFirefox-2.0.0.16-1.1

    Jon
    Are there binary RPMs available?

    If not, just get the generic tarball from mozilla.com, unpack in /opt and run the program as /opt/firefox/firefox. Change your desktop icon to invoke that. That's what I did for a while until I upgraded to 11.0.

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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken yap
    It's probably SUSE 10.0 then, to get SLED you'd have to buy a distro
    from Novell.
    Hi
    Ahh, not quite correct, it's a free download, but you purchase a
    subscription to the updates after your 60-90 day evaluation expires.

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    Default Re: How do I upgrade FF 2.0.0.10 to 2.0.0.16?

    Yeah, but I figured that if he had bought support from Novell he would remember it.

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