want to install Firefox and Thunderbird (both are tar.gz archives downloaded from mozilla website).
did the RTFM'ing (tuxfiles - chapter on installing software from source), where the instructions said (this applies to both Firefox and Thunderbird):
# tar xvzf filename.tar.gz
# cd filename
# make install
Easy right? Yeah, right :-)
here's what I get:
# tar xvzf filename.tar.gz - OK
# cd filename - OK
# ./configure - bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
Here's the content of the readme.txt in Firefox directory (when unpacked):
For information about installing, running and configuring Firefox
including a list of known issues and troubleshooting information,
refer to: http://getfirefox.com/releases/
On the website, I haven't been able to find any pointer or explanation.
Any thoughts? What is causing the problem, some kind of a dependency conflict, or maybe a missing package? I am confused so any help will be appreciated.