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Old 07-30-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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How to install a software?


I am running ubuntu 8.10 in my laptop, i downloaded the firefox 3.5 version from mozilla.org. website,I am unaware of the procedure to install the program, I opened the downloaded file and a number of folders appeared.. What am i supposed to do??
 
Old 07-30-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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your best bet is to run "sudo aptitude install firefox-3.5" and it will take care of all the installation for you. One oddity though is that it's called "shiretoko" not "firefox" as it's a development package under ubuntu compared to 3.0.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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You can get the "ordinary" Firefox 3.5 by using the script called Ubuntuzilla for here: http://ubuntuzilla.wiki.sourceforge.net/

Page down to "Installation". I have a 32 bit machine so the operations are - download the .deb, right click it and install, then run the command (in a Terminal):
Quote:
ubuntuzilla.py -a install -p firefox
and answer the questions...
 
Old 08-01-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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what you have downloaded is a binary version of firefox - you should be able to launch firefox from that folder by running
Code:
user@machine$ ./firefox
from the directory containing the firefox files.

But as recommended, you should use Ubuntu's package manager to install it. You can use the Synaptic Package Manager, under System > Administration menu, and search for Firefox in there.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 05:31 AM   #5
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FirefoxNewVersion - Community Ubuntu Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion
 
  


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