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Old 03-31-2005, 05:55 PM   #16
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I tried that once before, and the search came up with nothing. I just tried it again, and the result was exactly as you predicted.

All a bit academic now, as I tried akilles tar commands again... and farcque me... it worked. Hormonal this Linux, ain't it?

I'm still not sure if I've got urpmi now - or if it works.

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Old 04-01-2005, 01:20 AM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by muzza
I did that and this is what it said;

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[root@localhost muzza]# tar -zxvf firefox-1.0.2.installer.tar.gz
firefox-installer/
firefox-installer/xpi/
firefox-installer/xpi/adt.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/browser.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/en-US.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/help.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/talkback.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/xpcom.xpi
firefox-installer/config.ini
firefox-installer/header.png
firefox-installer/install.ini
firefox-installer/license.txt
firefox-installer/watermark.png
firefox-installer/firefox-installer
firefox-installer/firefox-installer-bin
[root@localhost muzza]# cd firefox-1.0.2.installer
bash: cd: firefox-1.0.2.installer: No such file or directory
--------------------------------------------
Hi.
It would most likely have worked the first time also.
There is one error in the code you posted, that I quoted above:
After you ran the: tar command, the first line under says:
firefox-installer/ -> (This is the foldername.)

When you at the end typed: cd firefox-1.0.2.installer
you should have dropped the 1.0.2. in the CD command.
(When I gave you the original code for this, I wasn't sure what
the foldername would be, I just made a guess. Long time since I did
my installation.)

-Geir
 
Old 04-02-2005, 04:42 AM   #18
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Thanks for all your help Geir.

I did get it to install but now I cant find it. It isnt on the star menu under browsers. When I try the run command, it couldnt find it. I tried whereis firefox in the command line and it couldnt find it.

I had the original installer in the home folder and since running the install, a new folder called firefox installer is also there. I tried double clicking on a shellscript file called firefox and it opened firefox (in kde)

Should I have put the installer in a different folder to start with? I know itś in here somewhere, but neither me or the computer know where. Im reluctant to use urpmi as Ive already downloaded the installer and its there in my home folder.

Any ideas?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 05:05 AM   #19
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HI,
I suppose you use KDE in Mandrake. Try KAppFinder, in a console, as normal user or just Run Program / KAppFinder
Hopefully, Firefox could be detected and you will have to tick a simple box to add it in your menus.

As for URPMI, you must use it, you will not have any more problems to install.
Go there http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

and follow the instructions. To add the lines in your sources, use Copy and Paste !
 
Old 04-02-2005, 05:50 AM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by samael26
As for URPMI, you must use it, you will not have any more problems to install.
Go there http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

and follow the instructions. To add the lines in your sources, use Copy and Paste !

Bonsoir, Samael, et merci.

I went to the easyurpmi site and was downloading SOMETHING for about 6 hours, I guess about 70Mb in total. I haven't tried it out yet as in Australia, we pay for our internet connection by the amount we download - and since trying Linux, my downloads have gone through the roof.

"follow the instructions" What instructions are you refering to? And what did you mean by "to add the lines in your sources, use Copy and Paste"? What lines?

I tried KAppFinder - in the console AND run command... but it couldn be found. Tried to find it in 'control centre / install software', but I couldn't find it.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 02:25 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by muzza
Thanks for all your help Geir.

I did get it to install but now I cant find it. It isnt on the star menu under browsers. When I try the run command, it couldnt find it. I tried whereis firefox in the command line and it couldnt find it.

I had the original installer in the home folder and since running the install, a new folder called firefox installer is also there. I tried double clicking on a shellscript file called firefox and it opened firefox (in kde)

Should I have put the installer in a different folder to start with? I know itś in here somewhere, but neither me or the computer know where. Im reluctant to use urpmi as Ive already downloaded the installer and its there in my home folder.

Any ideas?
Glad to see you almost got it working now.
What I did was: in a console window, type Firefox (Capital F, if I remember correct.)

I use Slackware and FluxBox as a window-manager. Every menu is created from a file, so I just edit one file and get the menu's like I want them. Same for shortcut-keys. Everything in one file.

-Geir
 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:50 AM   #22
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Thanks for all your help Geir, but I've given up on Mandrake. Way to hard to get anything to work. I haven't given up on Linux though. I'm now waiting for my Ubuntu CD to land on my doorstep. From what I've read, I'm hoping that I will have more success getting the sound to work, and it comes with Firefox as standard.

Thanks again, I'm sure you'll end up helping me again.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 02:21 AM   #23
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Help is what we're here for.
Glad you didn't give up on Linux totally.

-Geir
 
Old 04-08-2005, 02:48 PM   #24
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install firefox error loading libraries

hi all,
after I do ./firefox-installer, I got error
./firefox-installer-bin: error while loading share libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file ...
Please help.
thanks,
mig
 
Old 04-08-2005, 02:50 PM   #25
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install firefox

got error fail to load share libraries libstdc++.so.5
email
migchao1967@yahoo.com
thanks,
mig
 
Old 04-10-2005, 04:20 PM   #26
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To install from a tar file in Mandrake is simple, right click on the tar file and choose "extract here" . It will extract the tar file to the file that you are in.You will have a new folder called Firefox. Left click on this folder to open it, there should be a script in there called "firefox-installer". Open a console and type "su" to become root, then enter your root password. then type cd /home/folder/firefox folder using your own location of where your firefox folder is. After you change to that directory then type ./firefox-installer and press enter, after that follow the instructions that come up in the window. I know it sounds confusing but it's really pretty easy after you get the hang of it.hope this helps.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 02:07 AM   #27
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If you go to the firefox website, on the front page itself, there is a banner for downloading firefox. Just click on the banner and your file will start downloading. Now the file is a bin file (installer) . unpack the archive in a local directory and run the firefox-installer*.bin file. Now it is only a point of clicking and installing the browser in a location of your choice just like in windows.

Happy browsing
 
  


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