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Old 03-27-2006, 12:46 AM   #1
yilang
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How to install Firefox official packages in .tat.gz format?


I have downloaded Firefox official package just now. However, the package is not RPM format. It is a tarred gzip file.

How to install such files under Fedora? Thanks!
 
Old 03-27-2006, 01:02 AM   #2
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The Firefox package from mozilla is just a binary. Simply extract it, and copy the directory to where you want it:
Code:
tar -xzvf firefoxPackage.tar.gz
A directory called firefox will be created in the same place as the tar file.

To install it for all users, as root:
Code:
cp firefox /usr/local
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
I hope this helps
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:57 AM   #3
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Thank you for your help! I am using Redhat AS4.

Your method didn't work for me, although that all the files were ready in my PATH. and I don't know why. Thank you all the same, for your kind heart

Last edited by yilang; 03-27-2006 at 01:59 AM.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 03:05 AM   #4
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what didn't work? it didn't start? it started the old version? the computer exploded?

It'll help progress the solution if you tell us what it did/didn't do
 
Old 03-27-2006, 04:33 AM   #5
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I have deinstalled the previous version of Firefox, before I tried to install Firefox 1.5.

However, After I extracted the files as guided, I found that I was trapped. I clicked on the firefox,times and times again, with no gians
 
Old 03-27-2006, 06:10 AM   #6
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Try starting firefox from a terminal window - that way you will get some error messages if there is something wrong.

Also, try deleting your .mozilla directory in your home folder. Sometimes there can be problems when upgrading to a newer version of firefox. Make sure that you keep your bookmarks.html file though. Someting like:
Code:
find ~ -name bookmarks.html -exec cp {} ~ \;
should do the trick.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 03-27-2006, 06:46 AM   #7
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clicked on the firefox?

A desktop icon? a menu icon? well the path is probably different now, run it from a terminal as suggested above.

You may also have to make the firefox executable chmod +x <firefox file>
 
  


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