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Old 11-15-2004, 06:33 AM   #1
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application installation location...


Hi,

I'm new to Linux and I'm using mandrake 10.1 and windowmaker as my desktop.

I have a question...
I want to install FireFox but where's the best place to install applications?

In my home folder?
I want the application to be used by all users of the machine.

Is there an equivalent to Program Files on windows where all third party applications sit?

Thanks

Ben
 
Old 11-15-2004, 06:42 AM   #2
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/usr/local
/usr

with installing you can specify where you want to install with the following command

./configure --prefix=LOCATION E.G. --prefix=/usr/local/


!!!NOTE!!!
this is in text based, since i never used a GUI linux interface

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Old 11-15-2004, 07:04 AM   #3
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Cool - I'll shove everything in USR.

Using windowmaker is nice so far.

Thanks

Benjo
 
Old 11-15-2004, 07:51 AM   #4
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installation shell script not running (mandrake 10.1 / windowmaker)

Hi

Just a quick one.
Trying to install FireFox and there's a shell script that I guess I need to run rather than the binary itself.

Only problem is the shell script doesn't seem to do anything when I click/dbl click it.

Is there meant to be a terminal window pop up?
I think the binary installer thing should pop up after the shell script has executed as well but it doesn't.
Well I'm assuming that's what the shell script does - gathers certain info then fires up the installer itself. I could just run the installer .bin file but I'd like to have it so that the shell scripts all run automatically.

It's almost like they're not associated with any app - even though the icon is one for a shell script and there is a file description of 'shell script'

How do I get this to run?
Can I run it in a command line by typing some commands?

How do I get it so that shell scripts run automatically when you double click them?

Do I need perl or something installed? How do I find out if perl is installed on my copy of mandrake 10.1?

Thanks - just a few starter questions.

Benjo

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Old 11-15-2004, 12:42 PM   #5
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Instead of double-clicking it open a terminal and
try running it from there ... at least that way you'll
get error messages (if any).


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Old 11-15-2004, 01:09 PM   #6
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Hi

How do I do that?

I've opened a terminal window but I'm not sure what command to use.

Can I just drag the shell script into the terminal window?

Thanks
 
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