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    Default Suse 10.2 and Firefox 3.0?

    Hi

    I wonder if someone could help me. I use Firefox with a specific plug-in. They have just upgraded the plugin and Firefox closes continually. I has been suggested that I upgrade to Firefox 3.0.

    I am presently using opensuse 10.2 with Firefox 2.0. I always install via YaST and Firefox 3.0 is not listed.

    Will Firefox 3.0 work with Suse 10.2?
    I have only every been able to install an application with YasT. I have never got tar.gzip or rpm to work.

    So if I can use Firefox 3.0 with Suse 10.2 how can I get it into YaST to install it?

    Thank you very much for your help in advance.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Suse 10.2 and Firefox 3.0?

    On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:46:03 GMT
    nappy501 <nappy501@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi
    >
    > I wonder if someone could help me. I use Firefox with a specific
    > plug-in. They have just upgraded the plugin and Firefox closes
    > continually. I has been suggested that I upgrade to Firefox 3.0.
    >
    > I am presently using opensuse 10.2 with Firefox 2.0. I always install
    > via YaST and Firefox 3.0 is not listed.
    >
    > Will Firefox 3.0 work with Suse 10.2?
    > I have only every been able to install an application with YasT. I
    > have never got tar.gzip or rpm to work.
    >
    > So if I can use Firefox 3.0 with Suse 10.2 how can I get it into YaST
    > to install it?
    >
    > Thank you very much for your help in advance.
    >
    > Regards
    >
    >


    Firefox 3 will work quite well for you. Easiest way is to add the Mozilla
    repository found here:

    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_10.2/

    And choose (or upgrade) the new Firefox 3.x.

    There are many other repositories (repos) listed on the opensuse "Additional
    YaST Package Repositories" page:

    http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_Ya...e_Repositories

    Lots to choose from!

    Do remember that 10.2 is nearing it's "end of official support" lifespan...
    and while it won't be impossible to continue running 10.2 afterwards, it just
    won't be as easy since the repos won't necessarily provide prebuilt packages
    for the 10.2 system.

    As an example, it IS quite possible to download the .tgz file from the
    Firefox web site, extract the contents and use FF3 from there... it's just
    not automatically installed into the suggested location to put applications,
    automatically placed into kmenu sections, and so on.

    Hope this helps,

    Loni

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    Default Re: Suse 10.2 and Firefox 3.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by lornix View Post
    On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:46:03 GMT
    Firefox 3 will work quite well for you. Easiest way is to add the Mozilla
    repository found here:

    Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_10.2

    And choose (or upgrade) the new Firefox 3.x.
    With your help I did it. And you did not have to give me a blow by blow account. I am now upgraded and it wasn't that painful. The add-on now works. Thank you.


    There are many other repositories (repos) listed on the opensuse "Additional
    YaST Package Repositories" page:

    Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

    Lots to choose from!
    I had five already. I didn't realise that you have to keep adding them. How do you know which ones to add? Is there a place where you can check, what is in a repository?

    Do remember that 10.2 is nearing it's "end of official support" lifespan...
    and while it won't be impossible to continue running 10.2 afterwards, it just
    won't be as easy since the repos won't necessarily provide prebuilt packages
    for the 10.2 system.
    I am always very slow to upgrade. Reluctant to try something new or I think more worried that my computer won't work. Maybe I will go for 10.3 or should I be brave and go for 11.0? You are probably going to think I am a traitor, but I also want to boot my machine with several distributions when I upgrade so I can try other things. Come September I will be back to ask the best way to do it.

    As an example, it IS quite possible to download the .tgz file from the
    Firefox web site, extract the contents and use FF3 from there... it's just
    not automatically installed into the suggested location to put applications,
    automatically placed into kmenu sections, and so on.
    My eyes started to glaze over as my brain went into overdrive. I have tried .tgz and rpm before with other applications. I always seem to fail. I think the problem is I don't really know what is supposed to be happening? So I follow the Readme exactly and that probably isn't exactly right for my machine setup.

    I am attaching my email signature below:
    You would have thought with the length of time I have been using Linux I would have moved further ahead.

    I just went to check on my machine, I tell a lie, I managed to install Seamonkey. I don't think it is in the right place at all, but the installer is sitting on my home directory and I am using SeaMonkey now. So I have been successful.

    Thank you again.

    Regards

    Nappy
    /Proud to be using Linux April 2005/

    /Fedora Core 2 04/05/

    /Suse 10.0 03/06/

    /Suse 10.2 08 2007/

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    Default Re: Suse 10.2 and Firefox 3.0?

    On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 21:46:01 GMT
    nappy501 <nappy501@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > With your help I did it. And you did not have to give me a blow by
    > blow account. I am now upgraded and it wasn't that painful. The add-on
    > now works. Thank you.


    You're very welcome.

    > > There are many other repositories (repos) listed on the opensuse
    > > "Additional YaST Package Repositories" page:
    > >

    > I had five already. I didn't realise that you have to keep adding
    > them. How do you know which ones to add? Is there a place where you
    > can check, what is in a repository?


    You don't HAVE to keep adding anything, but the repositories make it MUCH
    easier to add/remove software. Often, it's easier to add the repo, look
    around in yast, then remove the repo if you don't want anything. If
    anything, I'd always recommend Packman. So much goodness there.

    > > Do remember that 10.2 is nearing it's "end of official support"
    > > lifespan...
    > >

    > I am always very slow to upgrade. Reluctant to try something new or I
    > think more worried that my computer won't work. Maybe I will go for 10.3
    > or should I be brave and go for 11.0? You are probably going to think I
    > am a traitor, but I also want to boot my machine with several
    > distributions when I upgrade so I can try other things. Come September
    > I will be back to ask the best way to do it.


    Nope, no thoughts of traitorism at all. At least you're open to trying new
    things. Your needs are quite likely different than mine for an operating
    system... find the one you like, and support it.

    > > As an example, it IS quite possible to download the .tgz file from the
    > > Firefox web site, extract the contents and use FF3 from there...


    > My eyes started to glaze over as my brain went into overdrive. I have
    > tried .tgz and rpm before with other applications. I always seem to
    > fail. I think the problem is I don't really know what is supposed to be
    > happening? So I follow the Readme exactly and that probably isn't
    > exactly right for my machine setup.


    {Chuckle} Comes with time and experience. You'll get there.

    > You would have thought with the length of time I have been using Linux
    > I would have moved further ahead.


    Everyone learns at their own pace.

    > I just went to check on my machine, I tell a lie, I managed to install
    > Seamonkey. I don't think it is in the right place at all, but the
    > installer is sitting on my home directory and I am using SeaMonkey now.
    > So I have been successful.


    See! Baby steps! You're doing wonderful!

    > Thank you again.
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Nappy
    >
    > /Proud to be using Linux April 2005/


    Loni

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