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It's your friendly neighborhood Newbie-Man with yet another in his never-ending series of questions.
In this episode, Newbie-Man is looking for information on Installing Programs in his newly working SuSE 9.1 system. This is the file he's working with:
Now...I figured out that this was a compress/zipped/stuffed file and was able to extract it but I'm not sure of the destination I should extract it to...I made an "Intalls" folder in my /home/pap directory but is that where I extract as well or do I need to move it somewhere else when I'm actually trying to "Install" the app?
Thanks guys and gals for the patience and understanding so far
Ok...I followed the directions to the letter and some of it worked...some of it didn't.
First off, it STILL created a directory named "Firefox" in /home/pap ... I did it three times, typing EXACTLY what the instructions told me to...same result.
Then I did this:
and got an error which if I understand it...was right since this directory was never created (again, as I understand the process). I believe it simply created the Firefox directory I mentioned above and that was it.
It's working now...I'm using 0.9 right now but I'm still confused as to why these things occurred.
firefox doesn't install, exactly. once you untar the package, it creates the directory 'firefox' in your /home directory, and it actually runs from there. that is why the way to 'uninstall' it is to simply delete the 'firefox' directory. it seems to me mozilla, in an effort to make things easier, seemed to actually make them a little more confusing by adding the 'installer' part, which i had never seen until your post, which caused MY confusion... i've been using firefox since it was called firebird, and all you had to do was untar it and run it from the directory it creates in your home directory, which, i see, is exactly what it still does...sorry if i caused you any confusion...and enjoy firefox!!! i know i do...