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Trouble trying to install Mozilla tar file. I downloaded Mozilla 1.7 tar file & followed directions I found on another thread to install Firefox/Thunderbird. It worked great except that mozilla is an installer that when I run it I'm refused access to the target folder. I tried to run it as root from konsole, but I don't know the bash command to do it, if it is actually possible. Thanks! :-)
if it's a tar.gz file...in a terminal untar it using 'tar -xzvf <packagename>'
it will create a new directory. cd to that directory, and run ./configure
then run make
then su to root and run make install
HI detpenguin; Followed your advice, & alls fine until I;
it said run: command not found
I tried the make command & got similar messages. Sorry, I'm probably missing something very simple here. Still in the dark about konsole commands.
Am I supposed to add a filename to the run ./configure command?
Same question for the make command -- does that create a folder, does the command need a folder name?
Thanks for your help! LQ is an amazing place!!
Note: If you install in the default directory (which is usually /usr/local/mozilla), or any other directory where only the root user normally has write-access, you must start Mozilla first as root before other users can start the program. Doing so generates a set of files required for later use by other users. However, do not use sudo to run the installer as root because that can damage your profile.
To install Mozilla by downloading the Mozilla installer, follow these steps:
1. Create a directory named mozilla (mkdir mozilla) and change to that directory (cd mozilla).
2. Click the link on the site you're downloading Mozilla from to download the installer file (called mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-installer.tar.gz) to your machine.
3. Change to the mozilla directory (cd mozilla) and decompress the archive with the following command:
tar zxvf moz*.tar.gz
The installer is now located in a subdirectory of Mozilla named mozilla-installer.
4. Change to the mozilla-installer directory (cd mozilla-installer) and run the installer with the ./mozilla-installer command.
5. Follow the instructions in the install wizard for installing Mozilla.
Note: If you have a slower machine, be aware that the installation may take some time. In this case, the installation progress may appear to hang indefinitely, even though the installation is still in process.
6. To start Mozilla, change to the directory where you installed it and run the ./mozilla command.
To install Mozilla by downloading the tar.gz file:
1. Create a directory named "mozilla" (mkdir mozilla) and change to that directory (cd mozilla).
2. Click the link on the site you're downloading Mozilla from to download the non-installer (mozilla*.tar.gz) file into the mozilla directory.
3. Change to the mozilla directory (cd mozilla) and decompress the file with the following command:
tar zxvf moz*.tar.gz
This creates a "mozilla" directory under your mozilla directory.
4. Change to the mozilla directory (cd mozilla).
5. Run Mozilla with the following run script:
To hook up Mozilla complete with icon to the GNOME Panel, follow these steps:
1. Click the GNOME Main Menu button, open the Panel menu, and then open the Add to Panel submenu and choose Launcher.
2. Right-click the icon for Mozilla on the Panel and enter the following command:
where directory_name is the name of the directory you downloaded mozilla to. For example, the default directory that Mozilla suggests is /usr/local/mozilla.
3. Type in a name for the icon, and type in a comment if you wish.
4. Click the icon button and type in the following as the icon's location:
where directory name is the directory where you installed Mozilla. For example, the default directory is /usr/local/mozilla/icons/mozicon50.xpm.