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after extracting, how exactly do i get it setup to work? i only have glibc 2.2.5, so i have to either use the archived binaries, or compile it myself(which i really don't want to do). i extracted it to it's own directory(the home directory because i dont know any better), and when i click on the binary, it tries to bring up konquerer and says that it can't find program 'mozilla'. i know there's more to it than just extracting, i just can't find out how. thanks in advance (sorry if there's not enough info. just ask me and i'll provide it)
This may or may not apply to you, but apparently 1.05 is a bit buggy, 1.06 is supposed to be released soon (today according to some info but it's still not up last I checked). It may be a good idea just to wait a couple days and get 1.06. Look here for more
Looking at your details
you use Mandrake 9.x - yes ?
then the RPM for firefox can be downloaded from http://rpm.pbone.net/
although they dont have a rpm for firefox for the 9.x series
you probably could use firefox for the 10.x series
Yeah floppy is right, if you can find rpm for firefox much better it wont give you headache intalling it. But for now I don't find rpm for firefox-1.05, so I downloaded the tarball. Firefox-1.05 requrements are:
Please note that Linux distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.
* Linux kernel - 2.2.14 or higher with the following libraries or packages:
o glibc 2.3.2 or higher
o XFree86-3.3.6 or higher
o gtk+2.0 or higher
o fontconfig (also known as xft)
* Firefox has been tested on Red Hat Linux 8.0 and later
So, I continue Im using FC4. But first I deleted my previous version of firefox which is in /usr/lib64/ (i'm using AMD Athlon64) directory and "firefox" file in /usr/bin, otherwise you're going to have firefox-1.0.4 and firefox-1.0.5 installed. Then I follow the installation intruction in Firefox website:
Extract the tarball and run the installer like so:
tar -xzvf firefox-1.0.5.installer.tar.gz
There's gonna be a window for terms and condition and after that it will ask you where you want to install the program. I installed it in the same directory where I deleted the old version in my case in /usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.5. Then I went to that folder and run the program "./firefox". That's it! my firefox-1.05 runs smoothly. You may want to make a link of firefox in your /usr/bin to run that shortcut on your toolbar.