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Old 12-05-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
StefanP
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How you install Firefox / How about Thunderbird?


I downloaded the Firefox and I am wondering how you install it? instructions on the website don't give you even a hint how to start (what commands or whatever to use... same with Thunderbird...
 
Old 12-05-2007, 08:59 PM   #2
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Did you download a .deb file? If so it's pretty easy with dpkg.

Just
Code:
man dpkg
to learn all of the options and command usage.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 09:36 PM   #3
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can't you just install it through synaptic, or apt-get install firefox?
 
Old 12-05-2007, 09:37 PM   #4
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Debian has Iceweasel and Icedove. Same as Firefox and Thunderbird with the added benefit of freedom.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 07:20 AM   #5
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i could have used apt-get install but i wanted the latest version. i downloaded directly from website and it is a .tar file which after unpacking has a readme file that sends you to read the install instructions on the mozilla website. But there are practically no instructions there...
 
Old 12-06-2007, 07:02 PM   #6
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just run
./firefox
after you untarred it and cd to that directory
 
  


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