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Old 01-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
rajesh.dangi82
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how can we install firefox-3.0.5.tar.bz2 file in linux at command prompt


how can we install firefox-3.0.5.tar.bz2 file in linux at command prompt
and graphics mode. Please tell me.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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download the tar file. extract.

switch user to root using su command.

copy the extracted folder to /usr/lib

in the /usr/bin execute the following command:

ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

Last edited by chakka.lokesh; 01-14-2009 at 10:42 PM.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 03:13 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by chakka.lokesh View Post
download the tar file. extract.

switch user to root using su command.

copy the extracted folder to /usr/lib

in the /usr/bin execute the following command:

ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
One more to add. Depending on your Linux distribution, it may also be necessary to upgrade your libraries. e.g in Debian 4.0 etch, you cannot install firefox 3.0.5 this way ...

Vas
 
Old 01-16-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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also i have have had to add this extra step in the past, but it shoudnt be needed in a *.tar.* library, it is most definatly needed in *.zip

chmod 755 firefox
 
Old 01-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #5
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One more to add. Depending on your Linux distribution, it may also be necessary to upgrade your libraries. e.g in Debian 4.0 etch, you cannot install firefox 3.0.5 this way ...

Vas
To be more specific you have to update your GTK+ library,
at least to version 2.10
Cheers!

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