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how to update my firefox in linux redhat el5


I am using linux redhat el5. In my system firefox has already installed but it was older version and i ean t to upgarde my browser.But the file is not in .rpm package so i have problem to install it. In my firefox there is no option of upgrading. kindly help me step by step.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was first released on 2007-03-15, which makes it almost 4 years old.

The first thing to do is to see if that version of Linux meets system requirements for Firefox 3.5 /3.6.

The GTK package is usually too old on Linux distros that came with Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 versions, and need to be updated. It's usually easier to install a newer version of your Linux distro than it is to update "packages" ala carte.