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Old 09-07-2006, 01:31 AM   #1
micro_xii
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Exclamation installing mozilla firefox 1.5


firefox-1.5.0.6.tar.gz

im using suse 9.

Can anyone guide me in installing firefox.Step by step procedure.What should i use a konsole or X terminal.And after installation , in what folder can i find it.

tnx

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Old 09-07-2006, 06:01 AM   #2
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under the fancy Download Firefox link, is a link for Release Notes that detail the install process.

you can install it where ever you want really, /usr/local is where I put it. then I put a symlink to /usr/local/firefox/firefox (the shell script that runs FF) in /usr/bin which is in the PATH.

you might want to read the man pages for tar and ln

I wish other apps were so easy to install on linux, but I guess I'd rather try compiling it myself if it meant it would stop crashing all the time.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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please make better use of your search engine.
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/releases/1.5.0.6.html
 
Old 09-13-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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I noticed that tar has an option -C that says change directory. Is there a way to use that so that I can keep my firefox-1.5.0.6.tar.gz in (ex) /home/user/firefox and extract it to /usr/bin? Or am I going to have to put the tar into /usr/bin and extract it there? Please tell me no to the latter because it's messy. I guess I could just delete it later but, I noticed that when I dl'd Skype to /home/user/skype and extracted the skype... .deb it went to /usr/bin by itself. Then again it is a .deb file. Maybe that makes a difference?

-Thoughts?

Answer to my own question,
Code:
#tar -xvvzf firefox-1.5.0.6.tar.gz -C /usr/bin

Last edited by Pirate Steve; 09-14-2006 at 09:37 AM.
 
  


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