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> Firefox / Thunderbird - the latest version
redman
 Posted: Sep 28 2011, 05:31 PM
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The latest version of Firefox & Thunderbird can be downloaded from the Remi repo.
Download and install the packages (Firefox or Thunderbird and Xulrunner) from their RHEL6 section.

Packages can be found here.
Download both packages for your system and install with "yum install *.rpm --nogpgcheck".

This way you have the latest software without having to enable the Remi repo.
You will have to check their site on a regular basis to see if there are newer versions wink.gif


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standarshy
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Great, thanks. Just what I was looking for. I have to learn SL for my new job as in IT person.
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redman
 Posted: Apr 30 2013, 05:02 PM
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Updating this topic seems needed.

Since Mozilla isn't really developing Thunderbird anymore, I suggest using the SL version.
It will save you the extra trouble and both versions are pretty in sync with each other.
So all you need to do to keep Firefox up-to-speed is download that package and the "xulrunner-last" package from Remi.


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JohnVV
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A bit of an older thread but...

If others are like me i grab the 32 bit and 64 bit Firefox ( two machines ) from the mozilla ftp site
As most of everyone here knows firefox 21 just came out
and for those that not found the solution to the plugins issue yet

The solution

in the move from 20.0.1 to 21 if you are using a plugin folder in your ff install there is a bit of a path change
--- for ff installed to /opt ----
/opt/firefox/plugins
is now
/opt/firefox/browser/plugins

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cipri_tom
 Posted: Jun 11 2014, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE (redman @ Sep 28 2011, 06:31 PM)
The latest version of Firefox & Thunderbird can be downloaded from the Remi repo.
Download and install the packages (Firefox or Thunderbird and Xulrunner) from their RHEL6 section.

Packages can be found here.
Download both packages for your system and install with "yum install *.rpm --nogpgcheck".

This way you have the latest software without having to enable the Remi repo.
You will have to check their site on a regular basis to see if there are newer versions  wink.gif





Is this still relevant? I mean, I had a look and the latest firerox on REMI is 26, whereas 29 has been released for some time now with crucial changes.
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redman
 Posted: Jun 12 2014, 09:44 AM
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Remi isn't working on releasing newer versions of Firefox dry.gif

I have removed their packages (firefox and xulrunner-last and am using the SL version of Firefox which is the ESR version.
Simply put, you do have the lastest security features, but differently labeled.
When Firefox 31 comes out, ESR will change to number 31.x.


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sam
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Nice! ESR 31.0 is expected to be released on July 22nd 2014 which means it's likely we will get it for SL7 smile.gif

Looking forward to that since I really like the new australis interface and especially the new handy sync. Then I can get rid off Xmarks http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif
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tux99
 Posted: Jun 12 2014, 11:24 AM
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QUOTE (sam @ Jun 12 2014, 11:23 AM)
Nice! ESR 31.0 is expected to be released on July 22nd 2014 which means it's likely we will get it for SL7 smile.gif


It should be available in SL6 too as Redhat so far has always provided the latest Firefox ESR for RHEL6.


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sam
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QUOTE (tux99 @ Jun 12 2014, 06:24 PM)

It should be available in SL6 too as Redhat so far has always provided the latest Firefox ESR for RHEL6.


Yup, you're right! I forgot rolleyes.gif
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