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Re: [SLE] Firefox 1.0.8
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 01:47:32 +1000
  • Message-id: <4443B894.4060407@xxxxxxxxxx>
Kai Ponte wrote:
Hello,

Mozilla announces several security fixes on 13th April 2006, but
there's
no update of it in Online update, why?

There's only a rpm here
http://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozilla/firefox/


I'm not sure what Novell's policy is in this. I notice I've not had an update to FF for a long time. In fact, I'm still on 1.0.x on my laptop. On my work desktop (XP), I'm on 1.5 and it auto-updated to 1.5.0.2 on Friday. You can see the 1.5.0.2 directory tree there with a 4/17/06 date.
I doubt the security enhancements will make it into the 1.0.x versions since they're now "old" and Mozilla doesn't - AFAIK - put security tweaks into older versions. Rather, they simply upgrade the whole lot.
Looking at some RPM repositories, I don't see any 1.5.0.2 RPM files for SUSE/SuSE out there yet.
Maybe you could make one? :)
Why would you want an RPM when all you need to do is to go to the Mozilla site - http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ - and download the *.tar.gz file of the latest FF (or TB) file (I use the nightlies), untar it and install it? (The first time 'round, select the file with the installer; next time 'round grab the 'plain vanilla' version.)

For all the steps on what you need to do, go back about 3 years in this forum's archives and find my step-by-step instructions on how to install a new [nightly] update of FF (or TB - the steps are the same).

Cheers.

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