Originally posted by Simdude90015
[B]ok, sorry about the confusion, I want both firefox and thunderbird. anyone wanna send me an executeable text file? just tell me where to put the tarballs!!!
How far did you get? Did you download those two packages? Did you unpack them?
Heck' I'll just upgrade my install and maybe someone will benefit from looking at the commands directly.
1. make a general place you unpack and work with packages from. I use src in my home drive:
mkdir src; cd src
2. Get the packages:
(BTW there is Firebird in there. I wonder what this is? I'm going to look closer)
3. Unpack them:
tar -xvzf firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
tar -xvzf thunderbird-0.7.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
4. You should have two folders "firefox" and "thunderbird" Now for a test simply:
Same as for thunderbird, if you get any X errors (xlib) try `export XAUTHORITY=~username/.Xauthority` and if this fails try:
./firefox <- run it and close it
Then all should run fine after that.
5. Simple way to get it in your path is to put a symlink from bin or usr/bin to the firefox/thunderbird executables. Or move the whole folder firefox to where you want it and make symlinks there. I use bin in my home directory and add that to my path but that's just me. Hope this helps'