These are the instructions I found somewhere at Mozzila's site, what I did in my Mandrake 10.2 was, removed original installed Firefox, (not necessary), how to transfer bookmarks and the likes, don't ask me because that was not a great deal for me. Plugins do not seem to take long to download, and I believe you need Java.
First, download the latest release to your home directory with your browser or download manager.
bash$ cd ~
bash$ wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/.../firefox-<version>.tar.gz
Next, extract the contents with an archiving utility such as Ark or tar.
bash$ tar zxf firefox-<version>.tar.gz
Now you must select the installation directory. If you are the only user, the extracted files could stay where they are, but If this is a multi-user system, the firefox directory must be moved to a publicly accessible location such as /usr/local or /opt.
bash# mv firefox /usr/local
bash# chown -R root:root /usr/local/firefox
The installation is more or less complete, but it's recommended that the firefox script be available somewhere in your path to avoid the inconvenience of having to enter the full path. This can be accomplished by creating a symbolic link in the relative 'bin' directory.
For the personal installation:
bash$ mkdir bin
bash$ cd bin
bash$ ln -s ../firefox/firefox .
Or the mult-user installation (as root):
bash# cd /usr/local/bin
bash# ln -s ../firefox/firefox .
Many Linux distributions already include /usr/local/bin and ~/bin in their global environment variable path, which can easily be verified by running 'firefox' from the shell or the desktop environment's (run) menu. If execution fails (command not found), you can adjust the path by appending "/usr/local/bin:$HOME/bin" to the existing PATH variable in /etc/profile and/or /etc/bashrc.
You may need to change permissions:
bash#chmod -R a+x /usr/local/firefox
To create a new desktop icon, for KDE right click on the desktop and select create new/link to application. click on the square near top and scroll down to firefox icon and select it, to the right of the icon selector type "Firefox". Go to Application tab and type firefox2 for Description. In command field, if you installed it in /usr/local, type:
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 01-30-2007 at 09:59 PM.