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Old 05-10-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Question Firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2


I'm Fedora 14 Kernel Linux 2.6.35.13-91.fc14.i686

I downloaded the new firefox and I don't know what to do with it.

What directory and file do I open it, or extract it to?
 
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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This may help you out.
http://www.johannes-eva.net/how-to-i...n-ubuntu-linux
 
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:46 PM   #3
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Hello,

You can extract it to any directory in order to build from source. It should contain a README and/or INSTALL file; read those files for more information on building it. As far as extracting, seeing that it is a bunzip'd file, perform the following to extract the contents:
Code:
tar jxvf Firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
A more common way of compiling as such:
Code:
./configure
make
make install   (as root)
Note that you will need to read those files I have mentioned so you know exactly how to build firefox. Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Josh
 
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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You need to extract this "bzipped archive" by the below command


Code:
cd /to/dir/where/you/have/downloaded/it
tar -xjvf firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
cd firefox-4.0.1

Here, you will find a README or INSTALL file, follow the steps given there.

By the way, Firefox (Linux Web Browser) is installed by default, why do you want to install a new one.
 
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by vikas027 View Post
You need to extract this "bzipped archive" by the below command


Code:
cd /to/dir/where/you/have/downloaded/it
tar -xjvf firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
cd firefox-4.0.1

Here, you will find a README or INSTALL file, follow the steps given there.

By the way, Firefox (Linux Web Browser) is installed by default, why do you want to install a new one.
The version of firefox within the repos aren't the newest version put out by firefox. The OP wants to have the latest and greatest
 
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
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I want to THANK you all for helping me out.
 
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:33 PM   #7
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NO need to install,just extract it and run the firefox.
Quote:
$tar jxvf firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
$cd firefox-4.0.1
$./firefox
 
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:41 AM   #8
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I want to THANK you all for helping me out.
Not a problem man!

Josh
 
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:49 AM   #9
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It will extract in firefox, not firefox-4.0.1
Quote:
$cd firefox-4.0.1
The correct syntax is
Code:
cd firefox
Kind regards
 
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