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Old 07-07-2005, 08:50 PM   #1
sparky_132
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where to install firefox?


I have downloaded firefox 1.04, extracted the .tar.gz file, and ran ./firefox-install to bring up the install wizard.

But where should I install it? Which folder would be good and why?

Thanks
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:55 PM   #2
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Why are you installing from the tar file?

In Mandrake 10 you should be using the package manager and avoid headaches.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:59 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ!

if you are the only user for your system then your home folder should be fine. Umm.. for multiple users put it somewhere accsessible like /usr or /opt - but you will need root permissions, I think.

Oh yeah, make sure you run firefox the first time as a regular user, NOT AS ROOT. This is to allow the creation of some files that are essential which must be created by the user.

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Old 07-07-2005, 09:00 PM   #4
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i think u would like to put tit in some directory where others users also have permision to execute the firefox script

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Old 07-07-2005, 09:06 PM   #5
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Raul, installing from the tar is fine... especially for firefox. now, for some games there IS a headache, but then that's half the fun. There is nothing wrong with tars. True, a newbie might find comfort using urpmi, but then again... urpmi has its own headaches.

tar files rock for using and learning linux.

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Old 07-07-2005, 09:12 PM   #6
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Could anyone give me some specific folders?

And a note about the package manager. I'm using mandrake 10.0 - its package manager is called rpmdrake. I went into it and searched for firefox but nothing was found.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:38 PM   #7
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install it to /opt/firefox
then symlink /opt/firefox/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox, or put /opt/firefox in your path
 
Old 07-07-2005, 10:57 PM   #8
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I believe the standard place to extract source packages is /usr/local/src, with the programs being installed to directories within /usr/local (when doing "make install" files will be put in bin, man, etc.)
 
  


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