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Old 05-23-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
MichaelD
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Advice please for installing Firefox for all users


Hello

I've already managed to install Firefox into /usr/share as root, but I'm now lost as to how I can get a link to it in a) my menu and b) my desktop.

I could have just installed it in my own folder but I want all users to be able to access it.

Help? lol
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:11 AM   #2
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/usr/share is not a very good directory for installing applications. If you are installing local applications the best directory is /usr/local (/opt is ok as well). So lets say you install firefox into /usr/local/firefox, you would create a symlink to the firefox executable as follows
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ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/.
That will make firefox run everytime a user types "firefox" into a terminal or creates a desktop shortcut with "firefox" as the command name.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:47 AM   #3
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Thank you

I'll get there eventually. I wish I had a book though to refer to.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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I wish I had a book though to refer to.
The book is called "man" and is on a keyboard near you. You can also use "apropos" to get hints as to which program might be useful for a specific situation. "man apropos" for details.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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lol

I know about man That apropos is a bit unusual for me. lol Everything I type after apropos says nothing appropriate. Oh well....
 
Old 05-25-2005, 12:49 AM   #6
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I wrote step by step instructions for this, let me know if these work:

How do I install Firefox 1.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3?
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_79_4291.shtm
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:44 PM   #7
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Thank you for that. A very useful guide
 
  


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