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Old 09-04-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
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Installing NetScape, or anything else in Fedora


I'm totally lost. Via the GUI, I try to install FireFox and Netscape but I get error "-624 could not create directory" and it won't allow me to create directories to store the app(s).

Any suggestions. Please, as simply put as possible. Thank you in advance.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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okay, hepl with installs (cont.)

Okay, I know I need to be log'd in as root and I now am. HOWEVER, when I run the firefox installer, nothing. Yes it allows me to create and point the app at the directory of my choosing, but when I run the "exe" so-to-speak, it installs nothing.

I read some other threads on the subject and found the following suggestion:

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f you install to /usr/local/netscape (and, maybe if you do it in your home directory) you will probably run into the following problem: after netscape is finished installing, you will be all excited and type "netscape" at the user prompt. however, it will say that it can't find the file. the way to fix this is to add /usr/local/netscape to $PATH. you can do this by entering:

[johncoltrane@jazzfest]$ export PATH='/usr/local/netscape':$PATH

if you install it in the home directory, then modify the path to the correct directory. e.g.:

[johncoltrane@jazzfest]$ export PATH='/home/johncoltrane/programs/netscape':$PATH

i hope this helps.
That didn't work. I need to know in the simplest terms what to do.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 05:18 PM   #3
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I've never used the Firefox installer, so I can't tell you how to make it work. I am familier with the tarballs so I'll describe that. Get a copy of Firefox then untar it in your home folder. You could right click on it and choose extract here or you could use an application like file-roller. If you want the command then this will do the job
tar xzf firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
then you run the script in the folder called firefox. I find it convenient to make a launcher on my desktop. Right click on your desktop and choose Create Launcher (that's if you're using Gnome - I don't know KDE but I imagine it's similar). Call it what you want but for command fill in the full path to the firefox script. If you untared in your home it will be /home/$USERNAME/firefox/firefox or somesuch, /home/parttimenerd/firefox/firefox?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:02 PM   #4
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For future referrence, where:

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If you want the command then this will do the job
tar xzf firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
xzf means?

And thank you. You guys are jonny on the spot with the replies! I wish MicroCrap, Inc. was so generous with their valuable time.

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Old 09-04-2004, 06:06 PM   #5
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xzf means:

x : extract

z : designates with gzip compression

f : file

check out man tar for more options
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:26 PM   #6
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