Hello everyone. I have a question about installing software. Basically, I understand how to install a tarball and a RPM, but im still having problems figuring everything out. Still learning.
ANYWAYS, here is my question. I recently installed netscape navigator 6.2. FYI, im running RH 7.2. Before I installed 6.2, I uninstalled Communicator that came preinstalled.
Let me tell you what I did to install 6.2 and maybe you can tell me what I did wrong.
I d/l the navigator file. It was in bin format and had to change the permissions on the file so it was executable. Once I did that, I ran the install program. I believe I had to type ./netscape and then it ran through the setup and asked me some questions. Once that was done, the browser was installed.
Here is my question. Netscape 6.2 is installed. However, this is what i have to do to launch the browser. I have to open a terminal window and navigate to /usr/local/netscape (i believe thats the right directory).
Once im in the directory, i have to type ./netscape to launch the browser. It launches the browser just fine.
Here is the kicker, if I close the terminal window, it shuts down netscape.
Can someone explain to me if this is correct? If it is correct, how can I make a shortcut on my desktop for netscape 6.2.
Lastly, any other recommendations?
THank you all