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Old 10-21-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
tiamat88
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No clue how to install Firefox


Hi!
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.

Does anyone know what to do??

sorry, i know it's a stupid question.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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Which distro?
otherwise unpack it to /opt
then you can put following in to terminal /opt/firefox/firefox

you could also try this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rograms-45094/

Last edited by looop; 10-21-2011 at 04:48 PM.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 04:47 PM   #3
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Tiamat,

It appears this had been double-posted. Please remove the other thread.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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On an rpm-based distribution, you usually don't need to download firefox manually. You just:
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yum install firefox
 
Old 10-21-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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i can't delete the thread, can only mark it as solved.

i use suse ed 11.

terminal doesnt know the command yum.

ok, unpack it to /opt... how can i move a file via terminal? (/opt is a root directory and i can only log in as root in the terminal)

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Old 10-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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mv file /opt
 
Old 10-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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i moved it to /opt. but that doesn't change anything.
i tried make, make install...

i don't get it.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 05:32 PM   #8
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To delete a thread, go to the bottom right-hand corner of your post and click "Report" and then just type in "Delete because..." and give a reason.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #9
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i found "run-mozilla.sh" which sounds very promising, but doesn't work either.
tried:
sh file.sh --> "Cannot execute"
chmod +x file.sh, and ./file.sh --> "Cannot execute"


anything else i could try?
 
Old 10-21-2011, 06:02 PM   #10
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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.

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:02 PM   #11
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Have you read this page? Under the Summary heading are different methods which depend upon the distribution you are using which you haven't indicated.

http://www.libre-software.net/how-to...ntu-linux-mint
 
Old 10-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #12
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the distribution you are using which you haven't indicated.
He did:
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i use suse ed 11.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #13
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i use suse ed 11.
Missed that. Thanks for pointing it out.
 
Old 10-22-2011, 04:57 AM   #14
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Are you in root? Type: su then run your commands, yum, yast, make ect....

I know I've forgot to type it in a few times...
 
Old 10-22-2011, 07:11 AM   #15
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@yacek: thanks for the link!

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:
Quote:
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.

by the way, i'm a she.
 
  


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