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How to update Firefox to latest stable version?

asked 2011-11-09 13:28:43 -0500

lukasz gravatar image

I currently use Fedora 16 and Firefox 7.0.1. How can I update Firefox to the latest stable version (ie v8.0 at present)?

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answered 2011-11-09 15:29:34 -0500

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You will receive Firefox 8 as a Fedora update just like any other software. You can track the progress of the update through the Bodhi web interface.


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On windows, most of my extensions were incompatible with FF 8. You might want to wait a while until the extensions are updated and then use FF8

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-11-10 02:30:30 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-11-12 06:14:59 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

if you can wait ....

RPM of new major version of the Mozilla Foundation browser are available in the remi repository for fedora and enterprise linux (RHEL, CentOS, ...).

yum --enablerepo=remi update firefox

Notice : this RPM is close of firefox 8 one from fedora 15/16.

This package needs xulrunner8 which install beside default one.

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answered 2011-11-10 10:15:17 -0500

Rajat gravatar image

After install FF8 please install Add-on Compatibility Reporter and use all old extensions/add-on.

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answered 2011-11-12 01:29:13 -0500

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updated 2011-11-12 01:43:16 -0500

@mooninite. thanks for the link but it gives me an error.I can't run it even I download it from mozilla. and I don't know why it still not updating through the OS

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