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I have a file I downloaded from Mozilla, to upgrade my 1.2 to 1.4. It was saved as a gunzip file, somewhere. I need to know how to find and then the step by step instructions on how to install it to SuSe 8.2. I am definitely a novice when it comes to Linux!
But most people make their files into a tarball (.tar) before compressing it with gzip.
A tarball takes a bunch of files and makes it one big file, that keeps directory structure.
If its a tar.gz (which is most likely is), you use this command:
tar -xvzf foo.tar.gz
this will untar and uncompress the file in one go.
For installation, I believe Mozilla comes already compiled, so you just run the "mozilla" binary inside the folder that should have been created when you untarred that tar.gz. The folder is probobly called "mozilla" too.
Be sure to be in the directory of the tarball when untarring it.
If you had a tarball called mozilla.tar.gz in /home/user, you would do:
tar -xvzf mozilla.tar.gz
well i would say you saved it in your home folder...and its kinda hard to find it without a filename or whatever....why don't you just watch where you save it to, and then you'll know where to go
now being that plain and simple *.gz files are uncommon i will give you a few examples cause i don't think thats what you got..
but if it is a *.gz type:
if it is a *.tar.gz type:
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
if it is a *.tgz type:
tar -zxvf filename.tgz
if it is a *.tar.bz2 type:
tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
you can maybe type in the terminal :
and then type:
and you may come across it, but i'll restate like i did above, if this doesn't work, just watch where you are downloading your files to...re-download again just to see where it points to, and maybe the default folder that opens up you'll possibly see the existing one you already downloaded...
I have tried all the methods mentioned in this string, to no avail. I keep getting "no such command exists" or "no such file or directory exists". I had downloaded the file into the download manager and can go there and find it, but cannot get it to transfer and install. The file as it reads in the download manager is: File:///tmp/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.4-sea.tar.gz. How do I get it from the download manager to install, in plain and simple english, if possible.
I have tried Mr. Mathieu's method and all I get is "No such file or directory"! As for doing it as root, I am embarrassed to say I cannot seem to be able to get the root desktop up, although I can go into Yast2 as root.
To All: tried to locate the file using ls-lsa, to no avail. In fact, the only way I can find the file is to go to the download manager, and there it is! So, I say it again, somehow I have to be able to transfer it and install it. I have tried all the above methods and the only results I get are: NO SUCH FILE OR DIRECTORY!!!
Tried to locate the file through updating the database, all I got was "Command not found" Have decided that upgrading is for the birds and will stick with what I have. I have had the double negative of trying to install NS7 for Linux, to no avail. So, until Suse sends out a integrated upgrade with Mozilla 1.4, I will stay with what I have.