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how to install firefox version 17 in fedora 11 ???

asked 2017-07-14 00:37:43 -0600

trying to install firefox version 17 in fedora 11 to make run adobe animate cc html5 canvas in olpc device version 1.0 or 1.5

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You don't mention what you've tried and what happened. I thought there were updates for the OLPC devices to get to newer Fedora versions.

I assume you've tried "yum install firefox" or "yum upgrade firefox". I don't know what which version of Firefox was available at that time.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-07-14 14:44:46 -0600 )edit

I recommend not even trying to get such old, non-supported software up and running. It's prone to security issues.

Yum won't work until you adjust the repo files since repos get moved to archive once the release is End-of-Life.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-07-14 19:24:12 -0600 )edit

The mirror manager handles that. On older Fedora releases, it redirects yum to the archives, so everything still works.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-07-14 21:17:12 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-07-14 04:33:47 -0600

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You should not really use Fedora 11 nor Firefox 17 since both of them are very old and can contain security bugs. Please, give it a try with Fedora 26 and Firefox 54, which are the latest supported versions.

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You missed that the poster is using the OLPC XO laptop.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-07-14 14:42:33 -0600 )edit

Maybe a less demanding spin? What are the specs of the OLPC machines? Isn't Sylvia running one of those as well?

But one thing is for sure: no child should run Fedora 11 in 2017.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-07-14 19:21:59 -0600 )edit

Do you understand the use cases for those computers? Also, it may be Fedora underneath, but the interface is usually Sugar.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-07-14 21:19:26 -0600 )edit

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