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Old 04-06-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
Eltoroloco
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Question Newb. needs help, with Firebird and Ftp


Im new to linux, and i need help installing Firebird im not exactly sure how to do it and the file name is firefox-0.8-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz, which is not a rpm so i basically dont know how to install it, can any one help.... and Subquestion....... whats a good ftp server program , (to host ftp not access), on redhat ?? well thanks please respond.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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well firefox is actually pretty simple to run ....
all you do is extract the tarball and run firefox :
so you will type:
tar -zxvf firefox-0.8-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
it will then extract the tarball to a folder named "firefox"
you will change to that folder by typing :
cd firefox
and then just run the firefox executable by typing :
./firefox

and thats it ...

as of the server, proftpd is probably one of the most populer
and if you navigate to the "linux answers" part of this website you
will find section with a step by step to installing it and using it ...

good luck!
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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As for firebird, dump it and pick up FireFox (the replacement for firebird) from mozilla.org's website.

There is no install, just tar -zxvf the *.tar.gz file and move it to your home directory. Then make a short cut to the firefox file to your desktop or start menu.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:10 PM   #4
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I believe Redhat (and Redhat's Fedora distribution) come with vsftpd which is a good and secure choice for an FTP server.

As for the Firefox installation, you probably want the GTK2/XFT-compiled release as it is a lot prettier, and most distributions come with GTK2 and XFT support right out of the box.

How I install it is usually like this: Create a new directory called /usr/local/mozilla.org (mkdir /usr/local/mozilla.org as root) and cd to that directory. There you can unpack the firefox package (still as root): tar xfvz filename.tar.gz
The actual executable is called /usr/local/mozilla.org/firefox/firefox and that's the file you will want your shortcuts/launchers to point to.

Also, if you want to install plugins (Macromedia Flash, Java, etc) they should be installed in /usr/local/mozilla.org/firefox/plugins.


Håkan
 
Old 04-06-2004, 10:44 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Muddy
As for firebird, dump it and pick up FireFox (the replacement for firebird) from mozilla.org's website.

There is no install, just tar -zxvf the *.tar.gz file and move it to your home directory. Then make a short cut to the firefox file to your desktop or start menu.

well the filename is called firefox he just referenced it wrong ...
 
Old 04-06-2004, 11:47 PM   #6
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k i know this is dumb but when i use the tar command how do i say i want the tar.gz file from a specific folder, ex. ( i have firefox file in home directory but im tryign to install it in /mazilla.org/ as sugested by hw-tph if any one can enlighten me because i still dont get it..... oh yea and another question.... the root user has full acess to every thing, but the sub acounts like my user name one has only acess to some things is it posible to increase a users read write acess , note... not file or dir. user... well thanks for all comments....
 
Old 04-07-2004, 07:27 AM   #7
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If you want to unpack the firefox package in your home directory to /usr/local/mozilla.org, just cd to /usr/local/mozilla.org and type tar xfvz /home/eltoro/firefox-blah-blah.tar.gz, assuming your username is "eltoro".


Håkan
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:27 AM   #8
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Ok, ive done as above, but I get this error...

Code:
root@neo:/home/kristijan/downloads/firefox# ./firefox
Xlib: connection to "localhost:0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified


(firefox-bin:2410): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:57 AM   #9
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Try running it as non-root
 
Old 04-12-2004, 01:31 AM   #10
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Kewl, ran it as non-root, and ran the firefox executable instead...silly me

Thanks
 
Old 04-15-2004, 04:50 AM   #11
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Didn't work for me.
The unzip worked ok but when it came to the ./firefox it just returned to the command prompt, no error messages or anything.
Any ideas?
 
Old 04-15-2004, 08:29 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kristijan
Kewl, ran it as non-root, and ran the firefox executable instead...silly me

Thanks
Np, you should aviod running programs like that as root...

If you have a program that has to be ran as root and you get the same error, do this:

su -c command

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