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Old 12-17-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
beezerbob
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Angry firefox downloaded ,now how to install?


downloaded firefox for linux , extracted with ARK to a folder in desktop. I am new to this , just came over from windows, I know how to there! I read that after I downloaded and extracted, to just "execute"....what does that mean ? ....PS its tar.gz , mepis loaded to HD

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Old 12-17-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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You don't mention which file you downloaded or what distro you're running, so I can't be specific.

In the folder you extracted to should be a file called "firefox-installer". Run that file with the command
Code:
sh /path/to/file/firefox-installer
then follow the steps given.

edit: OK, you just added the distro, doing the above should be fine.

Last edited by mdg; 12-17-2005 at 11:45 PM.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:00 AM   #3
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If you downloaded the new firefox 1.5, I doubt that it has that Firefox-installer file there!

What you can do is move the extracted folder to /opt/

Then the Firefox folder will look like this -- /opt/firefox.

Right click on the K-Menu --Edit.

Then add a new item to the Internet section, lets say Mozilla Firefox 1.5

Then under the Workpath -- /opt/firefox/firefox should do the job.




If you put it in your /home/<yourname> folder, then the Firefox will be installed only for you!

Another method would be executing the firefox.sh file from the shell..

You can also use firefox.deb package, since you are using MEPIS.

You see, linux provides so many options!
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:21 AM   #4
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Unhappy firefox 1.5

your right there is none..." If you downloaded the new firefox 1.5, I doubt that it has that Firefox-installer file there!

What you can do is move the extracted folder to /opt/ "... u just lost me here... do I drag it or ? where is {/opt/}
PS 3 years ago I didnt know anything about computers, I can build them now, f disk, ect, but i dont know DOS...still just a beginner1
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:34 AM   #5
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Sorry! I lost you..

Well.. /opt is a folder. You better type the following commands one after the another..

Code:
user@computer$ su -
Password:
root@computer# cd <the path where you have your firefox folder extracted>
root@computer# mv /<path where....>/firefox/ /opt/
Now, after doing this...try the Kmenu thing in my previous post!

Last edited by duffmckagan; 12-18-2005 at 12:35 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 02:29 AM   #6
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I'm also new to the world of linux

Hi Duff,

I'm also new and am having the same prob. Where do I put the commands? I'm totally new to Linux and the distro I am trying out is Ubuntu.

Thanks!
 
Old 12-18-2005, 05:22 AM   #7
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Click Start -> Run Application.

type konsole in the dialog that appears.

cd <the path where you have your firefox folder extracted>

mv /<path where....>/firefox/ /opt/

kedit /etc/bashrc

add this line to the end of the file

PATH=/opt/firefox:$PATH

Logout and log in again

Start->Run Application.Type firefox.It should work
 
Old 12-18-2005, 11:32 AM   #8
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Thanks Marijuanated!
 
  


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