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Old 09-21-2005, 05:06 AM   #1
tristelle
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Unhappy how do you install downloaded firefox browser?


I downloaded the beta version of firefox from the web. Got it on my desktop but am not sure how to get the program integrated with my Suse 9.0. It runs quickly and I like it over konqueror but it does not show itself on the menu (or should it not?). I'm a new Linux enthusiast and I am following new developments of the project. I wish someone could help me with this.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:20 AM   #2
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Waht kind of a file it is? Is it a RPM, Deb, .tar.gz or a .bin
Since you are using SuSE I'll assume you have a RPM. This would install it
Code:
rpm -ivh download_file.rpm
replace "i" with "U" if you want to upgrade. And of cource replace the "download_file.rpm" with your file name.

If you don't have a .rpm things are a little different.

And after you install it if you can't execute it by entering "firefox" in a terminal. Try
Code:
whereis firefox
This will search a part of your file system and tell you where it is.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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It is rpm, thanks for the tip. I'll try it, and give you a feedback.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:35 AM   #4
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thanks a lot Sky eye. It works!
 
Old 09-21-2005, 06:20 AM   #5
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You always are welcome in LQ. Stay with LQ, people are here to help.

By the way, Firefox is my favourite too.
 
  


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