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    Default How to update Firefox?

    Sorry. I'm such a noob. I never seem to find the right file or program to open things

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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    Some information that may be helpful is what version of openSUSE are you running, and what repositories do you have installed?

    I'm not going to say I have the answer, I am just getting into openSUSE now myself, but there is the Tumbleweed repository that is rolling-release (meaning it is updating as applications do regardless of openSUSE version). I don't know if they otherwise update applications in-between releases either in the official repositories or in Packman.
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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    Am 17.11.2011 20:46, schrieb dragonbite:
    >
    > Some information that may be helpful is what version of openSUSE are
    > you running, and what repositories do you have installed?
    >
    > I'm not going to say I have the answer, I am just getting into
    > openSUSE now myself, but there is the Tumbleweed repository that is
    > rolling-release (meaning it is updating as applications do regardless
    > of openSUSE version). I don't know if they otherwise update
    > applications in-between releases either in the official repositories
    > or in Packman.
    >

    There are special extra repositories for people who want to have more up
    to date versions like this one
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit.../openSUSE_12.1
    replace the 12.1 at the end with 11.4 if you need it for 11.4 it has
    Firefox 8 and Thunderbird 8.

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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Am 17.11.2011 20:46, schrieb dragonbite:
    >
    > Some information that may be helpful is what version of openSUSE are
    > you running, and what repositories do you have installed?
    >
    > I'm not going to say I have the answer, I am just getting into
    > openSUSE now myself, but there is the Tumbleweed repository that is
    > rolling-release (meaning it is updating as applications do regardless
    > of openSUSE version). I don't know if they otherwise update
    > applications in-between releases either in the official repositories
    > or in Packman.
    >

    There are special extra repositories for people who want to have more up
    to date versions like this one
    Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_12.1
    replace the 12.1 at the end with 11.4 if you need it for 11.4 it has
    Firefox 8 and Thunderbird 8.
    Which one will be more up-to-date and which will be more stable for openSUSE specifically? Or is there little to no difference?
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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    Am 17.11.2011 21:36, schrieb dragonbite:
    >> There are special extra repositories for people who want to have
    >> more up to date versions like this one 'Index of
    >> /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_12.1'
    >> (http://download.opensuse.org/reposit.../openSUSE_12.1)
    >> replace the 12.1 at the end with 11.4 if you need it for 11.4 it
    >> has Firefox 8 and Thunderbird 8.

    >
    > Which one will be more up-to-date and which will be more stable for
    > openSUSE specifically? Or is there little to no difference?
    >

    Which ones do you compare now? For mozilla software the mozilla repo is
    the first choice and of course it has to be the one with the same
    version number in it as your distro has. The 11.4 mozilla repo contains
    the same software versions as the 12.1 repo just built for 11.4 instead
    of 12.1 (same goes for 11.3 until it will be end of life) or did I
    understand your question wrong?


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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    On 2011-11-17 20:46, dragonbite wrote:
    > I'm not going to say I have the answer, I am just getting into openSUSE
    > now myself, but there is the Tumbleweed repository that is


    Tumbleweed is not recommended for novices.

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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    On 2011-11-17 20:46, carnuck wrote:
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    > Sorry. I'm such a noob. I never seem to find the right file or program
    > to open things


    Just use YaST online update, you will get the latest and stable FF when
    available.

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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    On 11/17/2011 10:18 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > Just use YaST online update, you will get the latest and stable FF when
    > available.


    hello to the others in this thread! above is the _correct_ answer for
    all fairly new to Linux or openSUSE...

    you do not have to do anything out of the normal, stable, dependable
    FOUR repos mentioned in the paragraph beginning with "IMPORTANT!" here
    http://tinyurl.com/33qc9vu

    i've been using SuSE, SUSE and openSUSE since 9.x and today i have only
    those four repo's enabled.....*and* i have Firefox 8 and Thunderbird
    3.1.16 installed (via the update repo) simply by running YaST Online
    Update..

    stable, dependable, predictable.....smooth and easy.

    if you prefer excitement and make-work then update/upgrade from multiple
    repos until the system is broken . . .

    ymmv

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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    Thanks Carlos E. R, and DenverD for confirming!
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    Default Re: How to update Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 11/17/2011 10:18 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > Just use YaST online update, you will get the latest and stable FF when
    > available.


    hello to the others in this thread! above is the _correct_ answer for
    all fairly new to Linux or openSUSE...

    you do not have to do anything out of the normal, stable, dependable
    FOUR repos mentioned in the paragraph beginning with "IMPORTANT!" here
    NEW Users - openSUSE Pre-install (general) - PLEASE READ

    i've been using SuSE, SUSE and openSUSE since 9.x and today i have only
    those four repo's enabled.....*and* i have Firefox 8 and Thunderbird
    3.1.16 installed (via the update repo) simply by running YaST Online
    Update..

    stable, dependable, predictable.....smooth and easy.

    if you prefer excitement and make-work then update/upgrade from multiple
    repos until the system is broken . . .

    ymmv
    My mileage varied, since Thunderbird 8 is the most recent, stable, and dependable release of Thunderbird, and can be found in the OBS - Mozilla repository.
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