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Old 08-01-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
Simdude90015
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Question "installing" a tar.gz File


To anyone who is Reading this;

I have Fedora Core 2, Kernel Version 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 on the i686 arch.

ok, so I downloaded the tar.gz file for the Firebird program and now I don't know how to install it. ( ) Help!!!!


Oh yeh, Wine is now out for FC2!


and I just modified my signature... the kernel reely is 2.6.6-1.435.2.3.

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Old 08-01-2004, 10:50 PM   #2
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to extract firefox, just type

Code:
tar zxvf mozilla-firefox-<version>
then to start mozilla, do

Code:
cd mozilla-firefox
./mozilla-firefox
 
Old 08-01-2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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Make sure to install as root. However most .tar.gz files are not like firefox and do not have little graphical installers. Most .tar.gz files are source code which you have to compile yourself, you should check this out.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 10:54 PM   #4
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"Firebird" lol
I think you mean Firefox Or Thunderbird I love these apps use em' everyday. These are two separate packages. Just use "tar" to unpack it! Try these commands:

man tar;
tar -xvzf firefox.x.tar.gz

then put it were you want (e.g. "mv firefox /home/Simdude90015/usr/"). Then cd firefox and run it! "./firefox". Now that's running it, you say "install it" I just went to a bin dir in my path and added a symlink (e.g. firefox -> /home/micxz/usr/firefox/firefox). Need help on symlinks? try command "man ln".

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Old 08-01-2004, 11:02 PM   #5
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I think firefox used to come precompiled and you could just run it but it doesn't anymore.firefox-installer/
Code:
firefox-installer/xpi/
firefox-installer/xpi/abe.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/adt.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/browser.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/deflenus.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/help.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/langenus.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/regus.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/talkback.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/xpcom.xpi
firefox-installer/config.ini
firefox-installer/header.xpm
firefox-installer/installer.ini
firefox-installer/license.txt
firefox-installer/watermark.xpm
firefox-installer/firefox-installer
firefox-installer/firefox-installer-bin
darinf@localhost darinf $ cd firefox-installer/
darinf@localhost firefox-installer $ ls
config.ini         firefox-installer-bin  installer.ini  watermark.xpm
firefox-installer  header.xpm             license.txt    xpi
 
Old 08-01-2004, 11:06 PM   #6
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For a general explanation, see Rute Guide's software explanation.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 11:32 PM   #7
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Hum' The package I used, "firefox-0.8-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz" just runs right out the tarball' Things change'
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:03 AM   #8
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Talking Thanks!

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!!


Oh yeh... a good idea of my Linux knowledge:

I'm less Linux-orientated than a crack addicted sped with a blindfold with a roll of ductape holding a cat to his head next to the trigger happy man with the "make stupid ray" is with french (unless the sped is french, in that case, japanese)

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:06 AM   #9
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Re: Thanks!

Never ask people to email you, because if someone has the same problem as you and searchs all they will see if 'email me the answers here'. Thunderbird is here
What was wrong with your firefox install?
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Originally posted by Simdude90015
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!!! Simdude90015@alltel.net


Check out my linux hoasted website: www.xugle.com


Oh yeh... a good idea of my Linux knowledge:

I'm less Linux-orientated than a crack addicted sped with a blindfold with a roll of ductape holding a cat to his head next to the trigger happy man with the "make stupid ray" is with french (unless the sped is french, in that case, japanese)
 
Old 08-02-2004, 04:25 PM   #10
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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:
wget ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/mozilla/fir...tk2+xft.tar.gz
wget ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/mozilla/thu...tk2+xft.tar.gz

(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:
cd firefox/
./firefox

Same as for thunderbird, if you get any X errors (xlib) try `export XAUTHORITY=~username/.Xauthority` and if this fails try:
xhost +
./firefox <- run it and close it
xhost -
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'
 
  


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