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Hi im a complete newbie to linux and I am currently runnign slack 10. My question is where do i install programs to, particulary firefox. I have the tar.gz but i dont know what directory to install it to so it is with all my other web browsers.
Slacks default programs have /usr as their prefix.
Packages that you install from Mozilla.org will default
to /usr/local/<browser-name>. Either is perfectly valid
and sensible, just make sure that the manually installed
package has its binaries in the PATH and the libs in
when i use the firefox isntaller and point it to /usr/local/firefox it says the directory doesnt exist and when I tell it to create the directory it gives me error 624 can't make destination directory what am I doing wrong?
Originally posted by zwyrbla I am installing this through kde and im not logged in as root how do i run su - (root passoword) from the gui?
either you can hit ALT+F2 (i think) and type in 'konsole' in the box, right-click on the desktop and do new terminal, or locate Konsole in your start menu (probably with the system tools).
Or you can hit CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to a terminal to login as root and install whatever you need, however you need to know what you're doing as theres no GUI involved. (hit CTRL+ALT+F7 to get back to desktop)