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Old 11-11-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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How to install firefox 1.0 on REDHAT 8 and remain sane


In order to install firefox 1.0 on REDHAT 8 and make it running you have to do the following:

A) of course, download firefox 1.0 for linux

B) follow these instructions

download
http://www.study-area.org/apt/redhat...2.1-8.i386.rpm
http://www.study-area.org/apt/redhat...2.1-8.i386.rpm

install
su
rpm -Fvh --nodeps Xft-2.1-8.i386.rpm Xft-devel-2.1-8.i386.rpm
============================================================================
download
http://freedesktop.org/fontconfig/re...-2.2.96.tar.gz
./configure
make
su
make install
============================================================================
Download from
ftp updates.redhat.com
cd 8.0/en/os/i386

XFree86-100dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-ISO8859-15-100dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-ISO8859-15-75dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-ISO8859-2-100dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-ISO8859-2-75dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-ISO8859-9-100dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-ISO8859-9-75dpi-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-Mesa-libGL-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-Mesa-libGLU-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-Xnest-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-Xvfb-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-base-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-cyrillic-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-devel-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-doc-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-font-utils-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-libs-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-tools-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-truetype-fonts-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-twm-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-xauth-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-xdm-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm
XFree86-xfs-4.2.1-23.i386.rpm

glibc-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm
glibc-common-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm
glibc-debug-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm
glibc-debug-static-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm
glibc-devel-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm
glibc-profile-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm
glibc-utils-2.3.2-4.80.8.i386.rpm

install
su
rpm -Fvh XFree86*.rpm
rpm -Fvh glibc*.rpm
============================================================================

and FINALLY:

install firefox 1.0

start firefox and enjoy it

Igor

Last edited by primorec; 12-31-2004 at 03:35 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:54 AM   #2
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Is this working?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 08:02 AM   #3
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Hmm... I don't use Red Hat at home, but at school we use RedHat9, and all I did to install Firefox 1.0 in my personal home dir was download the installer from www.getfirefox.com and installed it to a local /firefox directory. Then added this to my path in my .cshrc file. You might want to try just using that installer then linking to the executable from your /usr/bin dir.
ie.

% ln /wherever/you/installed/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
 
Old 11-15-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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Is this working?
Yes, if you follow instruction from above, you will have working firefox on REDHAT 8.
I am not talking here about REDHAT 9. I am talking about REDHAT 8
 
Old 11-15-2004, 10:20 AM   #5
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% ln /wherever/you/installed/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
This is NOT good idea. A lot better is

% ln -s /wherever/you/installed/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

In other words, DO NOT use hard link. Use symbolic link instead
 
Old 11-15-2004, 11:53 AM   #6
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I know the difference between a hard link and a soft link. (one is on a filesystem level, and the other is at the file level)

Why would one be prefered over another?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:21 PM   #7
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why have have to i-nodes for the same file?(hard link)
also deleting one of the two will not delete the data, just the one of the two i-nodes.
on the other hand if you delete the data and leave the symbolic link you 'll just have a broken link your system will detect this. `ls` will print you the link in red background, i think. Also there are tools that clean your system from broken links
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:49 PM   #8
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Originally posted by chaosego
I know the difference between a hard link and a soft link. (one is on a filesystem level, and the other is at the file level)

Why would one be prefered over another?
Please read this. Thanks

http://linuxgazette.net/105/pitcher.html
 
Old 11-15-2004, 02:00 PM   #9
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Like I said, I already knew the difference.

Reading that, just confirms, that a Hard Link saves space. This is because an addional hard link (inode) require less space then a whole new file (inode and data). Yes, the actual size of this REALLY doesn't matter, but for arguments sake a hard link does take less space then a soft link. Also if permisions are changed you can still access the file. If you didn't want this you could change your link all together.

So it's your choice to use a softlink or hard link, (only reason you'd specifically HAVE to use a soft link would be for a directory) and I would refrain from telling people "DO NOT use hard link. Use symbolic link instead."


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Old 11-15-2004, 02:36 PM   #10
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Anybody got a mirror for this:

http://freedesktop.org/~fontconfig/...g-2.2.96.tar.gz

./configure
make
su
make install

also clarification of the instructions for that section would be good.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:05 PM   #11
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Originally posted by asavage97
Anybody got a mirror for this:

http://freedesktop.org/~fontconfig/...g-2.2.96.tar.gz

./configure
make
su
make install

also clarification of the instructions for that section would be good.
Ok I will be more specific:

- download the file from the link above (once the site is up and running... right now is dead)

wget http://freedesktop.org/~fontconfig/r...-2.2.96.tar.gz [press ENTER key]

- I am assuming you are in the directory where you downloaded the file to... therefore it will
suffice to type the following

tar xvfz fontconfig-2.2.96.tar.gz [press ENTER key]

- then you have to go into the directory where the tar file was untarred.

cd fontconfig-2.2.96 [press ENTER key]

type

./configure [press ENTER key]

type

make [press ENTER key]

type

su [press ENTER key]

enter "password" for user "root" and press ENTER key

type

make install [press ENTER key]

type

exit [press ENTER key]

you are done

Have fun
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:24 PM   #12
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Originally posted by chaosego
Like I said, I already knew the difference.

Reading that, just confirms, that a Hard Link saves space. This is because an addional hard link (inode) require less space then a whole new file (inode and data). Yes, the actual size of this REALLY doesn't matter, but for arguments sake a hard link does take less space then a soft link. Also if permisions are changed you can still access the file. If you didn't want this you could change your link all together.

So it's your choice to use a softlink or hard link, (only reason you'd specifically HAVE to use a soft link would be for a directory) and I would refrain from telling people "DO NOT use hard link. Use symbolic link instead."

HARD and SOFT links save space... no difference (or the difference i negligeble (sp ??)
and in general (based on my experience) soft links create less surprises than hard links.
Hard links can NOT work across file systems, SOFT link CAN. From the question by
the reader of this thread I could not figure it out if he/she has /usr/bin on the same disk as ../../firefox/firefox

So, to prevent headaches I recomend people to use SOFT links.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:41 PM   #13
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So, to prevent headaches I recomend people to use SOFT links.
I totally agree...
 
Old 11-16-2004, 02:16 PM   #14
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can somebody email me fontconfig-2.2.96.tar.gz or post a mirror
 
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http://mirror1.pdaxrom.org/source/sr...-2.2.96.tar.gz
 
  


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