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Old 03-01-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
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Firefox install location


Hello all,

I'm new to these forums but they sound like a good place to exchange tips. I'm also new with basic system administration in Linux, so bear with me

When I download Firefox, I extract the program files into a temporary directory. I think I should be moving these files somewhere more logical than my home directory (~), but I don't know what the convention is. Once it's installed there, should I create a symbolic link to the executable in the /bin directory? Just guessing here...

I want to be able to simply type "firefox" at the command prompt and have the browser launch. This seems like the proper way to install a program anyways, but correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-01-2004, 08:26 PM   #2
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well just extract it to wherever you wish .. it dont' matter
i personally have mine at /usr/local/bin/firefox ...
and instead of making links, you can simply add the location
of where you are putting firefox to your PATH, for you can
just type 'firefox' ...
 
Old 03-01-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thanks,

Another basic question to follow up: when you say PATH, I think you mean editing what's written when I type "env". There I have:

PATH=/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/loom0027/bin

Can I edit this file and just add ":/usr/local/bin/firefox" ?
 
Old 03-01-2004, 09:16 PM   #4
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Nevermind, I got it working now. Thanks again.
 
  


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