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Old 05-23-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
jojojo
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install tar software


I have untar package firefox-1.5.0.3.tar.gz. Then it cretae a folder named firefox. How do i want to install the untar package? I'm using fedora core 3.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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You don't need to do anything else, you can just run the executable from within the directory "firefox".
 
Old 05-23-2006, 12:08 PM   #3
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Hi there, I just installed Debian with KDE. Totally new to linux and I wanted to install same Firefox and was just wondering where the standard location for program files was in linux and how to create the link for all users.

cheers,

Renato
 
Old 05-23-2006, 12:36 PM   #4
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there are different opinions as to where you should put the files. I usually create a directory under /usr/opt and then link the executables to /usb/opt/bin i.e.

untar firefox to /usr/opt/firefox
ln -s /usr/opt/firefox/firefox-bin /usr/opt/bin/firefox
 
Old 05-24-2006, 04:26 AM   #5
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cheers mate
 
  


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