Firefox in RHEL6 cannot find /usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html

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  • When starting Firefox in earlier builds of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the default browser page is not displayed:

    File not found
    Firefox can't find the file at /usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html.
        *   Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
        *   Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted
  • This was because the redhat-indexhtml package was not installed alongside firefox.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta1
  • Operating system is installed with minimal installation option.

  • User elects to install firefox after the installation completes.

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