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I'm new to Linux. I downlaoded Firefox 7.0.1 and unpacked it. But now I don't know what to do with it. I know how to install .rpm, but there are none of them.
The Read Me wasn't helpfull at all, and the Mozilla Faq weren't either.
SUSE has a package manager. Open it and select Firefox for installation. V 7.0 may not be in the repositories yet, but it should be soon if it isn't. I haven't used OpenSUSE in a long time, so I don't know how new it keeps the repositories. If you already have the Firefox archive extracted to /opt, you should be ready to go. You may need to add a shortcut to your panel or desktop, since extracting an archive doesn't add a menu entry. You can edit the main menu entries and add it, though. What you need is the full path to the binary, probably /opt/firefox/firefox. The extraction process probably put the files in a subfolder, probably named firefox. There is no need to make anything, all the binaries are there already. Just find the firefox binary and run it.
did everything described there. firefox 7 still doesn't work. right now i've got firefox 3. when i go the new firefox7 directory and run ./firefox (as it is called in the directory) it opens a window of firefox 3.
and i have no applications in /opt. it's all in /usr/share. but i can't find my firefox3. in /usr/share/applications is a firefox 3 icon.
in yancek link it says to copy the old firefox to usr/bin:
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old
i did that, but i can't find anything with the name firefox or firefox-old there.