Firefox installation error while in rhel 6.4


#1

hi this is kamesh.
i am following your site regulary. while i am trying to install firefox in rhel 6.4 os.i followed your below link.
http://www.tecmint.com/install-firefox-in-rhelcentos-6-3-fedora-17-16/.

but i got below error.
“Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again”.

thanks & regards.
kamesh


#2

Are you connected to the internet? Try ping google.com


#3

The link which you’re following is outdated and will give you older version of Firefox, I suggest you to follow below link that will give you the latest version of Firefox 41…

http://www.tecmint.com/install-firefox-in-linux/


#4

or you can check – epel repo. first then update firefox.


#5

Hi @Ritesh,

How do you update Firefox in CentOS? To be more precise, CentOS 7? I have tried from epel, and they only give me Firefox 38. It doesn’t have Pocket which I need. I did install Firtefox 41 from their website, but it wasn’t an update; it was a fresh install.


#6

please try wtih –

yum remove firefox
wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/41.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-41.0.tar.bz2
tar xvjf firefox-41.0.tar.bz2

ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

firefox &


#7

Thanks @Ritesh,

As I already mentioned, I did that just the way explained above - but I meant update without me manually removing old and installing a new version of Firefox. Then I remembered that one cannot update CentOS like that, I just type # pacman -Syu in Arch Linux to get latest updates. However, I forgot that CentOS doesn’t work that way, and I had to do it just like you described.

One more question, how do I make it show in applications so that I don’t have to type firefox & every time I want to start it. I use KDE 4.

Thanks again :relaxed: