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Old 10-09-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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What am I doing wrong? ( can't install new firefox )


hi!
I went to the firefox page, and, since my firefox is a little outdated, decided to install the new one.
Problem is, I'm doing something wrong, it won't install!

can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I have this issue by almost everything I'm trying to install. Here's my terminal record:

root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # ls
Desktop Essay.sxw
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox ./configure
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox make
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox #
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox make
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox #

on the last part it doesn't say anything!
Please, can someone tell me what I keep doing wrong?
I'm using Ubuntu "Hoary Hedgehog" release currently ( gonna change it later )
thanks in advance!
 
Old 10-09-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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Umm the Firefox you download from the site is not, repeat not, a program you compile -- it's a ready binary. After downloading the .tar.gz package and unpacking it to some directory, cd into the directory and run
Code:
./firefox-bin
(or if it was firefox-binary, I'm not 100% sure). That should run it.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 11:59 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by b0uncer
Umm the Firefox you download from the site is not, repeat not, a program you compile -- it's a ready binary. After downloading the .tar.gz package and unpacking it to some directory, cd into the directory and run
Code:
./firefox-bin
(or if it was firefox-binary, I'm not 100% sure). That should run it.

LOL. Thanks! XD
see, I'm a total newbie that's why I'm on this forum. :P
http://images.linuxquestions.org/que...ies/newbie.gif

is it like that with most other files that are tar.gz or have a bin?

edit: tried it. Not working. what am I doing wrong now?!

root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # ls
Desktop Essay.sxw
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # /home/claudia/Desktop/programs ./firefox-bin
bash: /home/claudia/Desktop/programs: is a directory
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # ./firefox-bin
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox ./firefox-binary
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # ./firefox-binary
bash: ./firefox-binary: No such file or directory
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox #

Last edited by Ryupower; 10-09-2006 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 01:01 PM   #4
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Out of curiosity, is the latest Fx version in your apt repositories? Cause then you could just use Synaptic.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 01:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RedNovember
Out of curiosity, is the latest Fx version in your apt repositories? Cause then you could just use Synaptic.
apt repositories? what's that? ( n00b )

^^;
 
Old 10-09-2006, 02:01 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryupower
LOL. Thanks! XD
see, I'm a total newbie that's why I'm on this forum. :P
http://images.linuxquestions.org/que...ies/newbie.gif

is it like that with most other files that are tar.gz or have a bin?

edit: tried it. Not working. what am I doing wrong now?!

root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # ls
Desktop Essay.sxw
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # /home/claudia/Desktop/programs ./firefox-bin
bash: /home/claudia/Desktop/programs: is a directory
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia # cd /home/claudia/Desktop/programs/firefox-1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox
root@DURONubuntu:/home/claudia/Deskt...1.5.0.7.tar.gz_FILES/firefox # ./firefox-bin
You have to unpack a tar.gz file before you do anything else:
If you have thing.tar.gz, you can do one of two things:

1:
gunzip thing.tar.gz
tar -xvf thing.tar

2:
tar -zxvf thing.tar.gz

Now you will have a folder named thing. cd into this and then follow the next steps
 
Old 10-09-2006, 04:51 PM   #7
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When you get firefox you need to go to http://www.mozilla.com. But, you can do this with synaptic package manager. You launch a root shell, or type su password to get root, and type synaptic. If you don't have any sources for apt, you can add them with synaptic. Just look around the menus for repositories. You want to put the path to a few ubuntu repositories, or mirrors. This is one:

ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu

put that in for a synaptic repository, not to be confused with a synaptic suppository.

Then, reload the package list. Ubuntu is Debian, so you could probably use a Debian mirror also. In fact, you could just get Debian, which makes things like this a lot easier.

Last edited by AwesomeMachine; 10-09-2006 at 04:53 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany
You have to unpack a tar.gz file before you do anything else:
If you have thing.tar.gz, you can do one of two things:

1:
gunzip thing.tar.gz
tar -xvf thing.tar

2:
tar -zxvf thing.tar.gz

Now you will have a folder named thing. cd into this and then follow the next steps

it's already extracted, and still it doesn't manually install over the terminal...( nor do many of the other applications... )

Quote:
Originally Posted by AwesomeMachine
When you get firefox you need to go to http://www.mozilla.com. But, you can do this with synaptic package manager. You launch a root shell, or type su password to get root, and type synaptic. If you don't have any sources for apt, you can add them with synaptic. Just look around the menus for repositories. You want to put the path to a few ubuntu repositories, or mirrors.
I have Debian. And my synaptic sorta never finds my downloaded packages...( I use "search" ), I don't know why it doesn't work, must it be in a special folder?

help!

Last edited by Ryupower; 10-09-2006 at 05:18 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 09:01 PM   #9
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hey i downloaded firefox 1.5.0.7 and installed it on mandrake 9.2 acouple of days ago

i used this url http://getfirefox.com/releases/
for help

hope this helps
blame
 
Old 10-10-2006, 12:51 AM   #10
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First learn how to use your package management system.

Chapter 2. Adding, Removing and Updating Applications
https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/deskt...lications.html

APT HOWTO
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap....html#contents

As someone else already stated the firefox package does not need to be compiled. If you have Ark installed right click it and choose extract here. Then open the file and click on the firefox file. Your best bet is to learn how APT/Synaptic/dpkg work.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 03:15 AM   #11
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Since you got the one from firefox's homepage, all you need to do is extract to where ever you want it to reside on your system. I extracted mine to /usr/local/bin. The tarball from their website is in binary form an requires no compiling. All that you need to is run firefox which is a script that launches the firefox-bin (it's binary). You may want to make a menu item to point to that in your Window manager or DE etc.
 
  


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