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Old 02-24-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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foxy problems


im having problems installing firefox (tar.gz)

harmd@linux:~> tar -zxvf firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz
tar: firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
pharmd@linux:~>

if anyone knows where I;ve gone wrong please let me know

thanks
 
Old 02-24-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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maybe a silly question, but you're sure it's in the directory you're trying to install it from?

open a terminal, and type ls to see if it's listed. if it's not, you'll need to find the directory it's in, and cd to there.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
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my file is in file/home/pharmd and so i think im in the right place no?

im using suse 9.1 if that helps
 
Old 02-24-2005, 06:36 PM   #4
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Talking

nm i figured it out...damn might be getting the hang of this linux business after all
 
Old 02-24-2005, 06:40 PM   #5
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try downloading gunzip (that's G-unzip, don't worry). It extracts GZ files. If it leaves you with a tar file rather than a directory, use "tar -zxvf" without the quotes against the tar file that gunzip made from the GZ file.

Hope it helps =)

- Nirj
 
Old 02-24-2005, 06:47 PM   #6
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just one more little problem..how to i get an icon on the desktop so i dont have to go into console everytime to run it?
 
  


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