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Re: [opensuse] Installing Firefox 3 in openSuSE v10.3 x86_64
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 22:54:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <200901062254.11233.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 21:33:53 on Tuesday Tuesday 06 January 2009, Lars Müller
<lmuelle@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 08:49:52PM +0200, Stan Goodman wrote:
I am now running Firefox v2.0.0.18 (x86_64). I tried to use YaST to
install Firefox v3.0.5 (x86_64) -- which is the current release that
YaST shows me. The repository that I have been given is:
<http://downloads.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE_10.3/ia64>.

x86_64 is for AMD 64 and recent Intel CPUs.

ia64 is _not_ x86_64 it is Itanium from Intel.

Cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_64 versus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itanium


downloads.opensuse.org doesn't exist in DNS. The host name is
download.opensuse.org. Also /repositories/openSUSE_10.3/ia64 isn't
valid.


http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_10.3/ might
be the repository you like to add.

http://software.opensuse.org/search in general is very useful to find
repositories.

I visited the URL immediately above, and would like to clarify some of the
things I found there.

For example, There are 64bit versions of Firefox v3.05-2.3
marked "branded-upstream" and others marked "standalone". The difference
between the two seems clear, but is there any advantage of one over the
other?

In either case, there is always another choice to make: Clicking on the
name of a file causes the browser to ask me if I want to "Open with
Install Software" (the website calls this "Manual installation"), while
selecting the file and then clicking on "1-Click Install", causes the
browser to ask if I want to "Open with YaST Meta Package Handler". What
exactly is the difference between these two options?
--
Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel
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