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ickselglic 02-12-2004 03:25 PM

Big Newb question... FireFox install
 
Ok, I downloaded the Firefox zip and extracted it and have the folder. How do I go about installing it and getting an executable Icon so I can start using it. It is Firefox 0.8... Thanks.

Ninja Cow 02-12-2004 03:28 PM

CD into the Firefox directory and use ./firefox

If you need any more help, please ask. :>

superbondbond 02-12-2004 03:30 PM

If they've kept with the same format as firebird, it comes pre-compiled, so once you un-zip (untar, whatever), you just simply fine the executable in the folder it was un-zipped to. On my system I put it in /usr/loc/MozillaFirebird, so I just created a desktop icon that pointed to /usr/local/MozillaFirebird/MozillFirebird.

Ninja Cow 02-12-2004 03:32 PM

Heh, I did the same as Bond. Makes everything a bit easier!

ickselglic 02-12-2004 03:35 PM

ok... when I typed in ./firefox, it loaded the browser... Thanks by the way... So I would link to the firefox folder something like tmp/firefox/./firefox??

Ninja Cow 02-12-2004 03:38 PM

You can link it on your desktop. Is that what you mean?

ickselglic 02-12-2004 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Ninja Cow
You can link it on your desktop. Is that what you mean?
Yea. I created a new launcher on the desktop and it is working. Thanks for the quick reply. An Icon came with the download for FireFox... How do I assign that icon to the launcer? Thanks

Ninja Cow 02-12-2004 03:42 PM

Right click on the link to the desktop. Select "Properties". You should be able to go from there. ;>

ickselglic 02-12-2004 03:42 PM

I got it... Thanks man... Will I use the ./filename for opening all applications?

Ninja Cow 02-12-2004 03:43 PM

Yes. Mostly everything will use the ./ command.

ickselglic 02-12-2004 04:00 PM

Sorry, one more question... I downloaded LimeWire. In my tmp folder i have LimeWireLinux.bin

I double click on it and it opens a shell... Do I do something different here?There is no folder, just the .bin file.

ickselglic 02-12-2004 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ickselglic
Sorry, one more question... I downloaded LimeWire. In my tmp folder i have LimeWireLinux.bin

I double click on it and it opens a shell... Do I do something different here?There is no folder, just the .bin file.

Can someone help me with this one?

superbondbond 02-12-2004 05:54 PM

Try typing it in a shell instead of clicking on it from a window.

[from the Limewire site]:
Quote:

Linux - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the prompt type: sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin

davebarz 02-16-2004 06:11 PM

I understand how to unzip Firebird (now Firefox), and I understand how to move it to the directory of my choosing. What I don't understand is where I SHOULD move it.

Does anyone have any recommendations on where to put folders for installed apps? Where are they to start with?

Also, once I have it in whatever directory I want, and have links to it on my desktop, how do I make it so that typing "mozilla" or "firefox" into my shell of choice will open it up? Also, how do I make it so that it appears in the main menu (also what is the main menu, like the Windows Start menu equivalent, called?)?

IBall 02-16-2004 06:43 PM

Installed programs can go in /usr/local, /opt, for system wide installs, or your home directory for a user install.

If you make a symbolic link in /bin, you can then type firefox in the shell to start it, ie
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /bin/firefox

I hope this helps
from Ian


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