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Old 09-26-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
driftboy
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howto install firefox on debian


Hello,

So far I downloaded/unpacked firefox3 and gtk to my /opt directory.

I failed to install gtk.


#ls /opt
firefox firefox-3.0.3.tar.bz2 gtk+-2.10.14 gtk+-2.10.14.tar.bz2

First attempt I was missing pkg-config.

#apt-get install pkg-config
successfully install pkg-config

Second attempt; here is where I need help.

#./configure --prefix=/opt/gtk210

output...
checking for BASE_DEPENDENCIES... configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.12.0 atk >= 1.9.0 pango >= 1.12.0 cairo >= 1.2.0) were not met:

No package 'glib=2.0' found
No package 'atk' found
No package 'pango' found
No package 'cairo' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables BASE_DEPENDENCIES_CFLAGS
and BASE_DEPENDENCIES_LIB to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.


What should I do next?
 
Old 09-26-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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Why don't you use apt-get to install FF3?
 
Old 09-26-2008, 09:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,

I tried
#apt-get install FF3

returned
E:Couldn't find package FF3

I guess there is only iceweasel for debian.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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Forgot that - iceweasel is firefox but without the name for some reason.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 11:23 PM   #5
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IMO Iceweasel performs a bit 'smoother'(hard to quantify that) than Firefox. Epiphany is a nice clean browser as well.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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Yes I like the epiphany-browser as well.

I got firefox3 going.

This is what I had to you for my system. The above.
I forgot to mkdir /opt/gtk210. Dulf!

#apt-get install synaptic

lookup and installed libglib=2.0-dev libatk1.0-dev libpango1.0-dev libciaro2-dev and all recommended

this site help alot http://www.captain.at/howto-run-fire...ebian-etch.php

and last was the sh file. It seems to work now.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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For firefox2 but most of it applies:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...bian-etch.html

Although Iceweasel is just the same without the Firefox name or logo.

Quote:
Due to Mozilla logos licensing, Mozilla software isn't DFSG-free, so Debian distributes Mozilla software with different logos. One day Mozilla Corporation decided to revoke the agreement to let Debian use Mozilla trademarks, so Debian changed to non-trademarked product names. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla...nded_in_Debian for more information.
You may also want to take a look at Swiftfox or Flock.

Last edited by craigevil; 09-29-2008 at 12:40 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 09:08 AM   #8
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apt-get install iceweasel
 
Old 09-27-2008, 06:52 PM   #9
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Firefox 3 (iceweasel 3 ) is not in the Debian Stable repositories.

Code:
Package iceweasel

    * etch (stable) (web):      2.0.0.16-0etch1 [security]:
 
    * lenny (testing) (web):      3.0.1-1+b1: 

    * sid (unstable) (web):       3.0.1-1+b1:
his best option is to install it from the installation script from mozilla.org.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 05:18 PM   #10
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wouldn't enabling testing as a repo and then running aptitude install iceweasel work a lot easier when it comes to possible dependencies?
 
Old 09-30-2008, 11:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Jongi View Post
wouldn't enabling testing as a repo and then running aptitude install iceweasel work a lot easier when it comes to possible dependencies?
With the freeze in Lenny even sid isn't getting many packages moving into it. The OP wants firefox and not iceweasel because firefox has had 2 security updates recently and at this point iceweasel is lagging behind.

Quote:
iceweasel:
Installed: 3.0.1-1
Candidate: 3.0.1-1
Howot Install Firefox 3 in Debian:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=27424

Last edited by craigevil; 10-01-2008 at 12:01 AM.
 
  


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