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Old 02-20-2011, 04:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy Assist installation of firefox 4


I've downloaded firefox 4.0b11.tar.bz2. How should I install it and make executable?
 
Old 02-20-2011, 05:09 AM   #2
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Hello,

Assuming you're using Ubuntu (as in your icon), have a look at this howto. Google is your friend.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 02-20-2011, 05:17 AM   #3
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yes it is helpful. But I have downloaded the above mentioned tar.bz2. I need to install it. Just installl it. The page you adviced shows how to update repository and then download, but I already have downloaded it and need to install it.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 05:46 AM   #4
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Try this:
Code:
sudo tar xvf firefox-4.0b11.tar.bz2 -C /opt
Code:
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox4
Then, as your normal user:
Code:
firefox4
 
Old 02-20-2011, 06:25 AM   #5
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Hi,

Is there any reason why you didn't use the 'automated' way using the package manager? If you're new to Linux but want to use tarballs for installing the latest software, then you'll better learn how to extract a compressed tar file and use the ln command before doing it or use Google to search for howtos. LQ users are not very eager to spoon feed newbies because you will learn nothing that way. These two came up in milliseconds on Google.

http://www.johannes-eva.net/how-to-i...n-ubuntu-linux
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/install...3tarbz2-linux/

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 02-20-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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Yeah, Eric's right. Using Ubuntu, it's best to do things the Ubuntu way.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 09:04 AM   #7
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thanks! next time i'll post only if google doesnt answer for it!
 
Old 02-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #8
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Hello,

That's the spirit! You'll learn a lot more and a lot faster what your system is all about if you research and try. If you consider your question/problem solved then please mark it as such using the Thread Tools.

Kind regards,

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