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I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Firefox (v 8 I believe at the time of this question). I'm not interested in extracting a tarball, I would like to do it via RPM.

Going to this website, http://en.opensuse.org/Firefox#Latest_version, it points me to the Firefox repositories here at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/. I added both the SLE 11 and OpenSuSE factory repositories via YaST->Software->Software Repositories. When I go to Software Management and search for firefox, I do not see version 8 but my current version.

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If I browse the repositories in the browser, however, I plainly see version 8 in both repositories. Installing by clicking on the rpm doesn't work, however, as it cannot manage dependencies that way.

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OpenSUSE 11.2 or 12.1? – Martin Schröder Nov 24 '11 at 20:14
11.2 is the OS I'm running. – Chance Dec 1 '11 at 17:18
11.2 is no longer supported; you must upgrade to at least 11.3 (for which support will end soon). – Martin Schröder Dec 26 '11 at 19:54
To add on to what Marting is trying to say, there might NOT be a way to use zypper to accomplish what you're trying to do. To ensure that all the dependencies actually work, you'll need to upgrade your distro to a more recent version. – n0pe Jan 10 '12 at 22:47
Thanks for the comments. That is somewhat of a bummer, as in some of the Debian based distributions, I can simply add a repo that has the latest Firefox version, and I don't have to worry about it. Oh well, each Linux OS has pros and cons. – Chance Jan 11 '12 at 19:42

Drill down the repo to http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_12.1/i586/MozillaFirefox-8.0-2.1.i586.rpm, download the RPM and double click it, or run rpm -i MozillaFirefox-8.0-2.1.i586.rpm from a terminal (might require sudo)

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That doesn't quite work, because it errors out based on dependencies. That's why I want to include the whole repo, so those dependencies will be taken care of. Thanks though. – Chance Nov 18 '11 at 20:23

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