Originally Posted by sudo_su
I need to install firefox which I downloaded but its not in rpm, I untar the file and its in below mentioned format.
like we use to identify .exe in windows, how can we identify the installation file here and how to install.
PS: I googled for it but every website tells its own story,
Your downloaded firefox installer is for windows, it can be inferred from the fact it has a *.zip archive; those for gnu/linux are normally archived as *.tar.gz or *.bz2. So download the one for gnu/linux from here
Don't worry if it is not in *.rpm or *.deb format it will still run so long as all dependencies are satisfied for that particular version. Do it this simple way--
~$ tar xzjf downloaded-archived.bz2
~$ cd tarred-folder
That should be enough to launch firefox. If there is an unsatisfied dependency it will not run, so go download an earlier version that will match your kernel version.
There is no need to look for an *rpm package, I have run firefox many times from the tarred folder or from build, although it is always best to find and use one already packaged for your distro version.
Come back if you have further issues.
Hope that helps. Good luck.