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I have used Linux for a while, but have only just started running my own system, and have a few questions about installing.
I recently downloaded Mozilla Firebird. Now basically it says unpackage it into a directory and run it from there, but where is the proper place to put it? I have it in usr/local/mozilla-firebird, is this kinda right? I know it doesnt really matter, but just to keep everything organised and in convention etc, id like to know.
Secondly, how do I make it so I can just type MozillaFirebird from any directory to start it up? There was an install script that came with it (run-mozilla.sh) which I think I am supposed to run and maybe that allows me to do that, but when I run it says
"run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute . "
Thirdly, I was trying to install some QT3 rpms, and they said I needed to have libGLCore.so.1 and that I didnt have it. However I did have it, as it was installed with my Nvidia drivers, however these were installed with a script, not an RPM, and so RPM doesnt know about it. Therefore I had to install the NVIDIA_GLX rpm to install a file which I already had. This is the second time this type of problem has occured in my short Linux admidistering life, and so was wondering if there is a way around this, because it seems like somewhat of a flaw in the system.