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Old 08-03-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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how to install firefox 3.0.1

downloaded .tgz file to ~
unpacked .tgz
left with three files:
the .tgz file and
in the install file found:
cd usr/lib; rm-rf firefox
cd usr/lib; ln -sf firefox-3.0.1 firefox
cd usr/bin; rm -rf firefox
cd usr/bin ln -sf /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1/firefox/firefox
accomplished these commands then what ?????
how do i create a shortcut for the Desktop and to what directory?
tried make install but got "nothing to be done for install"
Old 08-03-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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did you get a slackware package? run installpkg [PACKAGE_NAME].tgz on it
Old 08-03-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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Swiftweasel is nice too, although I can't seem to get the bloody thing to find ALL of my plugins (but hey, that's what forums are for, right?).
Old 08-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #4
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The "file" usr is actually a directory. Look in it to find everything.

The directions on the Mozilla site have you just linking to the firefox installation in your home directory; I chose to move all of that stuff into /usr/lib and run it from there.
Old 08-03-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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.... COOL ....
thanks, the installpkg thing works perfect, seamless!!!!
necessitates an upgrade of flash, but see "flash with firefox in slackware 12.0"
it seems that, as usual, this forum is more like family than "real" family ....
thanks for all the help and KEEP THE FAITH!!!!!


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