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Old 09-08-2003, 03:35 AM   #1
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Don't understand how to install latest Mozilla


OK what is the secret thing you have to do to install it?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:04 AM   #2
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simple, you download opera ;d
did you download the file?
the one i got was the net installer, its quite simple,
or you can download

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/r....5b-sea.tar.gz

I don't know how that one is, it might be the normal
./configure
make
make install
etc etc, but like i said, i got the net installer which is like 1.1mb then chose what i didn't need then downloaded those components, and it installs them ;d
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:30 AM   #3
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I'm sorry but could you be more clear?

According to your answer I download opera :d to install Mozilla?

I did download a file called

mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.4-sea.tar.gz

I just don't know what to do with it. When I click on it, File Roller seems to expand it into some kind of a window that isn't saveable as a folder.

I'm not sure what

./configure
make
make install

means. I guess I need to use the terminal? Can you show me a concrete example of what you would have to type to navigate to the file from where ever the terminal is and then ???
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:35 AM   #4
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oh, im sorry, which desktop are you using, KDE? gnome? your terminal launcher should be in your system tools in your menu, for KDE its called konsole
in your terminal type in -

tar -xzvf mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.4-sea.tar.gz

that should extract the files into a dir like mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.4-sea

cd into that dir then try and ./configure

Last edited by cryotek; 09-08-2003 at 04:36 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 05:26 AM   #5
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try right clicking the tar, if your menu has the option to "Expand here" use it for now to get your solution quickly.

As for learning:

open a terminal as ^he said and type "cd /home/<your_user_name_here>/". "cd" is the command to Call Directory, it moves you to whatever directory you want to go to. Once you've found where you downloaded the tar.gz file with the console ("dir" is the command to see a directory btw) type "tar -xzvf <filename>". That will extract the contents into a folder of it's own with a name similar to the name of the tar.gz file. Browse with the console to that directory, hit "dir" to make sure you're in the right directory, you should see a file called "configure" and an "INSTALL" file too("INSTALL file is instructions on how to install). Type the following inside the extracted mozilla tar.gz folder:

./configure

a bunch of stuff should go by, it's checking to see if you have the correct programs installed to compile Mozilla.
then when it's done type

make

this will build the package for your system
then type

make install

this will install the package


if you run into problems just post them, i don't know what you do and don't know lol
 
Old 09-08-2003, 06:51 PM   #6
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I was able to install the new mozilla but I don't actually know where it is . The file system seem to me to be a nightmare. The old mozilla browser is still in my toolbar.

I've lost the new Mozilla.

I tried to use the finder and I don't know how to search the entire drive. I can't figure out how to find anything?

What a mess. I've used Mac OS9, OSX and Multiple versions of Windows and never had a problem with the finder??? How the heck does the thing work?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 07:54 PM   #7
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did you restart x? that happened to me, but im not sure if i actually rebooted, or restarted x

And as finding things in console, you can use whereis or locate

i.e. whereis mozilla
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:49 PM   #8
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Is the Terminal the same as the Console?

I tried whereis in the terminal and got:

user/bin/mozilla user/bin/mozilla user/bin/mozilla

I looked in user/bin and found no mozilla

Hmmmm...

Thanks for the help anyway. I'll get this but it might take a few years. Was hoping Linux usabilty would be a bit better. Don't really want to drag out my Linux for dummies. I'm just experimenting.
 
  


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