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How to install latest Firefox on CentOS or RHEL

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I wanted to install latest version of FireFox on my CentOS box as it wont get updated of the latest version.

Step by step guidance is appreciated.

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  • nspluginwrapper is a cross-platform NPAPI plugin viewer, in particular for linux/i386 plugins.This beta software is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.18) Gecko/2010021718 CentOS/3.0.18-1.el5.centos Firefox/3.0.18

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James
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Sorry but CentOS 5 is essentially outdated due to using packages that are from over years ago. The last version to perhaps work is Firefox 3.6.18 without doing dependency installs if possible like at http://warped.org/blog/2011/03/29/firefox4_redhat_5/

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

This is the downside of using a LTS Linux distro as they choose to stay with old stable packages versus being more up to date.


http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/5.0/system-requirements/ http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/4.0/system-requirements/

Oh and Please do not comment in the bug 621704 bug mentioned in article as there is enough comment spam there already as bugzilla is not a forum or like a comment section of a blog.

Modified by James