firefox installed on suse92, now how to find, make icon, execute, deinstall?
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1. I restarted the installation and found out that it installed firefox in "temp/firefox-installer"
- In temp/firefox-installer, I typed "firefox" and it said:
Bash: firefox: command not found
- I then typed "./firefox" and it started firefox perfectly, so that is great.
2. So what is the difference between typing "firefox" and "./firefox" in general. Do we ALWAYS have to type the "./"?
3. In Linux, if I delete all the files in /temp/firefox-installer, is Firefox then "deinstalled"? Or how do I know if it didn't leave other files in other various directories. Is there anything comparable to the registry in Linux where it could have made changes?
It is a security issue. It makes it impossible to run programs from the current directory. Don't ask me what could happen if this feature wasn't there, but it makes sense (just forgot which). Starting the application with ./<name> means that you tell the system to look in the current directory. It is essentially the same as if you type the full path to the program when you are not in the same directory.
I guess the installer has kept everything in the same directory, so if you delete /temp/firefox-installer, the software should be gone. To remove the user-profile, delete the folder ~/.mozilla/firefox
Have a try with the above mentioned rpm. Then you'll also have the icons generated.
I have been using Suse 9.2 since quite a long time now on my AMD 64 machine. I have been using Firefox as my default browser too. But recently when I reinstalled my Suse 9.2 due to some probs, and installed Firefox from an rpm, everytime I start Firefox it works fine for some time, but after some time it disappears on its own! I tried removing it and installing another RPM and from a tar.gz too, but I am getting the same problem over and over.