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I downloaded firefox from that site onto a cd.(e.g. firefox 1.0.6. install.tar.gz) I'm using the Mandrake dist. and I can't get fire fox or Opera to install no matter what. Needless to say I'm new to linux. Thanks. P.
Thanks,I'll give it a go although it looks rather technical for a newbie but I have to get rid of this damn Windows B***S***. Incidently, the message I get is " The file tar:/ firefox.1.0.6.installer.tar.gz is an executable program. For safety it will not be started"
A tar.gz is similar to a windows zip file and is not executable. Usually a tar.gz file contains the application's source code. Once the files are extracted (unzipped), one needs to compile and then install the application executable, configuration files etc. etc to the desired directories.
Ok,now I'm making some headway,however, typing in umpmi.org etc. said "no file or directory" so I downloaded firefox from pbone and it installed ok but when I go to open it it won't open like it's looking for something. There were three versions of firefox for Mandrake 10 maybe I dl the wrong one i.e foxfire 126.96.36.199mcni.i586.rpm.Thanks, P.