downgrading FireFox to latest stable 3.xx version

Hi all,

I use openSUSE 11.4 64 bits with KDE.

For a specific reason (incompatibility with our internal revenue website) I’ll have to downgrade to the latest stable FireFox version, 3.6 or something.

I however do not know how to :

  1. find this repository
  2. when found, install it over my current 4.0.1 version.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


To downgrade Firefox to 3.6, add the following repository (add URL):

YaST / Software / Software Repositories

Next, startup YaST and search on firefox:

YaST / Software / Software Management

Now, go to the versions tab and for anything labeled 3.6, select that bullet. When done, select Accept/OK on the bottom right and allow Firefox to be downgraded. I might also suggest that once installed and working, I would visit Software Management again, search on Firefox again, right click on each 3.6 file and elect to put a lock on it so it will not upgrade on you in the future. Be aware that some new add-ins will no longer work without a downgrade or complete removal/re-installation.

Thank You,

Thanks for your fast answer.

So I did, but apparently evrything got messed up. I had to use Konqueror, that got messed up too. So then I deleted FF 3.6 in the update list in Softaware management in YAST and re-installed FF 4.0. FF 4.0 does the job (I mean I can get to the internet) , but, unfortunately I need FF 3.6.

Is there a way to firstly “de-install” FF 4 and then install FF 3.6 ?



On 06/12/2011 10:36 AM, wba wrote:
> Is there a way to firstly “de-install” FF 4 and then install FF 3.6 ?

sure, use YaST > Software management to uninstall (right click on FF4
application and select “Delete”)

personally, i would also (after the above) rename ~/.mozilla to
something like ~/.mozillaBAK

and, then make sure you have a repo enabled with FF3.6, and again using
YaST, install it…

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Thanks for your answer.

Removing FF 4 is an easy thing : I YAST >> Software Management >> Search firefox : this gives me the

Mozilla Firefox Web Browser 


openSUSE branding of Mozilla Firefox

These two files are easily deleted.

But how do I find the openSUSE 11.4 64 bits - KDE - FF 3.6 repository ?



On 2011-06-14 20:36, wba wrote:
> But how do I find the openSUSE 11.4 64 bits - KDE - FF 3.6 repository

Second post.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

On 06/14/2011 08:36 PM, wba wrote:
> But how do I find the openSUSE 11.4 64 bits - KDE - FF 3.6 repository

there is no such…but, there is a 3.6 64 bit firefox in the openSUSE
11.3 oss repo…

i’ve never done such a back level, and i’ve never read how to do it, but
i’d guess if you enable the 11.3 oss repo, and search for firefox in
YaST it would show two versions, 3.6 in and the FF4 repo which you have
already deleted), right click and mark 3.6 for installation and mark the
ff4 as “taboo”, and click accept…

but, read my caveat and do your homework on this how-to…or wait for
someone to confirm or deny my guess as right or disastrous…

hmmmm, you could also find the source for 3.6 and compile it…

or, find a 3.6 rpm and install it…maybe here: