You need to install it. In general the updater only references patches and fixes not full version changes. Just go to Yast and install it. Note you may ens up with 2 versions and may want to uninstall the older.
Once you have added this repository, go into Software Management and search on Firefox. Once you find the main file, switch to the version tab on the bottom section of your screen. There you can select the bullet for version 3.6.6-1.2 said to be from obs://build.opensuse.org/mozilla. Pick this version and select accept at the bottom right of the Software Management window. This should allow you to upgrade to the latest version. Other files may also need to be updated. I am running the latest version without a problem.
You can do it but there are some caveats to consider.
When you add a repo, it may contain some packages that are also in another repo.
For the Kernel, this is not so much an issue, but for example Mozilla and Packman have some matching Packages. Now,probably your most important switch is the one you do on Packman to get all multi-media packages to Packman(pm). But it is fine then to do the switch on Mozilla and bring one or two packages over from the Packman switch.
However, let’s say you added a kde repo that was providing the latest version of Amarok, that repo may also contain k3b, but you need k3b to be from Packman. So it’s KNOWING what you need from where that is important. Yes, make the kde switch but keep the Packages you need from Packman by using the radio switch/toggle. Like this: ImageBam - Fast, Free Image Hosting and Photo Sharing
Because the SUSE packaged kde one does not support mp3 for one thing (It’s all to do with licensing laws in the US blah…blah…)
So all multi-media must come from Packman, not only to get the support for various codecs but for general compatibility too. Which is why, if you notice my Multi-Media guide, is clear in telling users NOT to keep VideoLan repo enabled, you only need ONE package from there (libdvdcss).
It’s not unusual for packages to be in more than one repo. But keep your repos to as few as you can, this reduces the likelihood of complications.
Some Other packages in kde and packman are kaffeine, ktorrent.
Kaffeine should be from Packman, ktorrent not so important unless you need DHT (I don’t)
I have a question about upgrading FireFox. I do have the download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2/ added to my list and when I searched for Firefox and went to the Versions tab, I selected 3.6.8-1.2 but Yast told me that it requires:
“mozilla-xulrunner192 > = 188.8.131.52-2.1, but this requirement cannot be provided. Uninstallable providers.” Then it told me how it would resolve this:
install libfreebl3-3.12.7-11 (with vendor change) → obs://build.opensuse.org/mozilla
install mozilla-nspr 4.8.6-1.1 (with vendor change) → obs://build.opensuse.org/mozilla
install mozilla-nss-3.12.7-1.1 (with vendor change) → obs://build.opensuse.org/mozilla
I know this is a bit of an older thread, but I just wanted to say thanks for providing these steps. Installation completed without major problems… I encountered the “xulrunner” issue, but it seemed to resolve itself and I’m now running 3.6.8.