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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:

x86_64 is for AMD 64 and recent Intel CPUs.

ia64 is _not_ x86_64 it is Itanium from Intel.

Cf. versus doesn't exist in DNS. The host name is Also /repositories/openSUSE_10.3/ia64 isn't
valid. might
be the repository you like to add. in general is very useful to find

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

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
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