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Old 10-04-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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installing on linux? installing on linux?


I just downloaded firefox, and I was wondering what I should enter in the shell to install it?

firefox-1.OPR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz

Im running KDE on RedHat.
TIA
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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run tar -zxvf firefox-<etc>.tar.gz to unzip it. Then cd into the new directory and I believe it's ./firefox to run it. But the README and/or INSTALL file will have the details.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:13 PM   #3
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vizlab11/nfs/user/j/jgibz/firefox-installer > ls
config.ini firefox-installer-bin* install.ini watermark.xpm
firefox-installer* header.xpm license.txt xpi/
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:16 PM   #4
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Thats what i get in the new dir after I unzip it, the ./firefox command doesn't work. I'm a complete n00b , What should I do now?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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http://texturizer.net/firefox/download.html#install
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:20 PM   #6
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I will give you the newbie version of a firefox install. I use slackware so my answer will be geared towards that (note: this answer *should* work in most versions of linux).

step 1. make a directory in /usr/local called 'firefox'

step 2. do the tar -xzvf nameofthefirefoxdownload.tar.gz

step 3. if i remember it will make a folder called firefox-installer where you did the tar command

step 4. do a cd firefox-installer or whatever folder it made

step 5. all you should have to do, provided that you downloaded the installer version is do a ./firefox-installer

step 6. a window should come up and ask where you want to install, point the installer to the directory you made in /usr/local/firefox

(note in step 6 you can install where ever you please and it will still work if you want to keep software in your /home dir thats cool too... i just keep my software in /usr/local/program name)

(another note: you may get an error trying to install to /usr/local... try logging in as root or su to install to that folder.)

if you use kde you will have to add firefox to the K menu if you want it there or on your kicker.

that should be it, sorry if that is hard to follow I rushed through it so im not late to class :-)
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:27 PM   #7
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wow 3 replies while i typed my answer haha

you seem to have grasped a few unix commands (ls, ./) firefox as far as linux installs go is a pretty easy one cause they give you the installer...

try upgrading to the newest version of gaim once you get firefox installed for the next step in installs.

make sure you uninstall the old version!
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:38 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for your help
 
  


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