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Old 04-13-2005, 07:48 AM   #1
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Installing Mozilla


I am using Gnome on Fedora Core 3. I have downloaded the latest Mozilla browser release for Linux which I would like to install. It is a *.tar.gz file. How do I go about installing this software?
 
Old 04-13-2005, 09:23 AM   #2
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Lo RJ,

See this, I hope it helps with future installs

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15

Regards
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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hi guys,

have you tried this one?

# tar -xzvf <your-tar-files>

-it will extract your tar ball into a folder. Then enter that folder..

#cd <folder name>

# ./configure
#make
#make install
 
Old 04-13-2005, 10:36 AM   #4
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FC3 has already got Mozilla installed though its hidden from you. just run "mozilla &" in a console and it will run.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 10:43 AM   #5
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Reddazz,

No, there is no Mozilla in FC3, only FireFox, if that is what you meant. When I was logged in as root in a terminal window, issuing a "mozilla &" resulted in a "not found" message.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 11:03 AM   #6
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Well, on my installation its definitely there even though I didn't install it. I didn't mean firefox, idefinitely meant Mozilla. Anyway try installing it using apt or yum.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 11:05 AM   #7
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Fedora use rpm's..
Code:
yum install mozilla
or
Code:
apt-get update; apt-get install mozilla
or
Code:
http://www.google.dk/search?hl=da&client=firefox&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&q=mozilla+rpm+fc3&spell=1
download mozilla rpm for your distro and
Code:
rpm -Uvh mozilla*.rpm

Last edited by munthe; 04-13-2005 at 11:07 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 01:57 AM   #8
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munthe,

From where and how do I "download mozilla rpm for your distro", which is FC3?

I also wish to install k3b. From where is that obtainable?
 
Old 04-15-2005, 02:53 AM   #9
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K3b is available via apt or yum.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 04:33 AM   #10
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try to search on google for 'packages name', 'rpm' and 'distro',
but it's much easyer to install it with apt-get or you, which also download the depencies automatical.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 08:15 AM   #11
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munthe,

None of this is making any sense to me.

Please give me the exact commands (without typos) I should execute to achieve my goal, and I will post the plethora of error and failure messages I receive. Thanks.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 12:13 PM   #12
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You need to setup yum before you can use it.

Try here: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware

Yum is the easiest way to install stuff on FC3 - the FAQ page I linked to gives you a full, easy to understand run through on how to set it up, and install stuff using it.

Mozilla is also on your install CD's/DVD. So, you could always install it from the add/remove packages menu.
 
  


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