Install / Upgrade Firefox 17.x on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x / 32-Bit / 64-Bit / X86_64 / Linux


This how will show you the way to Installing / Upgrading  Firefox 17 on RHEL and CentOS 5.x Linux.

In RHEL 5.x and CentOS 5.x there is very Old Firefox version is available, So It is possible that you will not able to use some of the Latest Web based Features from Faebook, Gmail, twitter and LinkedIn.

So To run the Latest Web Based Features, We have to make sure our Firefox version should be Latest and Updated, As of Now there is Firefox 17 is available for the CentOS / RHEL 6.x. We will be Installing / Upgrading the Firefox using YUM.


Firefox 17.x on RHEL5
Firefox 17.x on RHEL5


Please perform following steps to Install Mozilla Firefox on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x :-

Step 1 :- You need to be Root to Install / Upgrade Firefox 17 on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x :-

Step 2 :- Make sure Internet is Direct or You should be able to use Yum for external Repositories from Command Line.

Step 3 :- Close All Firefox Sessions.

Step 4 :- Execute Following Command to Move Existing Repositories to Another Directory to Avoid Package Conflicts.

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo /root

Step 5 :- Download and Configure the Repository for Firefox 17 :-

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# wget -c
[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv firefox_tejas_barot.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

Step 6 :- Execute Following Command to Start Installing / Upgrading Firefox 17 on RHEL / CentOS / 5.x 

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# yum install -y firefox

Step 7 :- Once Above Process is successfully completed, You will able to use firefox.

Step 8 :- Remove the Firefox Repository and Restore you Previous Repositories.

[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# rm -rf /etc/yum.repost.d/firefox_tejas_barot.repo
[root@linux-support-ahmedabad-tejas-barot ~]# mv /root/*.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

That’s IT.

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