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Old 02-09-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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Mozilla Firebird Installation


Hello, I am a newbie, I need to install mozilla firebird 0.7, could you please explain in detail what do I have to do to install it?

My Distro is Mandrake 9.0
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:09 PM   #2
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it dont matter what distro you have, all you need is the firebird sources, get them then run
./configure --whatever options you want
make
make install

be sure you check the requirements on the web site so you have all the dependancyies
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
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it dont matter what distro you have, all you need is the firebird sources, get them then run
./configure --whatever options you want
make
make install

be sure you check the requirements on the web site so you have all the dependancyies
No reason to ./configure; make; make install as they are binaries..

Just extract it and cd into new directory.. then type: ./MozillaFirebird &

And it should launch and run..
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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It is extracted at home/user1/MozillaFirebird
There are two directories chrome/ and components/
what exactly do I have to do?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
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It is extracted at home/user1/MozillaFirebird
There are two directories chrome/ and components/
what exactly do I have to do?
Well there should be more directories than that but simply type now in the MozillaFirebird directory like I stated before:

./MozillaFirebird &

And it will start Firebird..
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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It doesn't work
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:58 PM   #7
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It doesn't work
Error messages and how did you extract it? Which download did you do?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:02 PM   #8
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Also note.. Linux is case sensitive.. you will have to type it exactly like:

./MozillaFirebird &

While your in the MozillaFirebird directory in your users home directory you extracted it to..
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:03 PM   #9
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I opened the tar.gz file with conqueror and copied the folder that was in there to the /home directory (it has worked almost any time I tried it). Then?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:05 PM   #10
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I cut and pasted it but it still doesn't work.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:06 PM   #11
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I opened the tar.gz file with conqueror and copied the folder that was in there to the /home directory (it has worked almost any time I tried it). Then?
No, do this in a terminal:

cd ~

tar xzvf MozillaFirebird-0.7-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

cd MozillaFirebird

./MozillaFirebird &
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:07 PM   #12
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I cut and pasted it but it still doesn't work.
Word of advice.. learn to use the command and don't depend on the GUI to perform such tedious tasks..
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:09 PM   #13
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/bash: ./MozillaFirebird: No such file or directory
[1]+ Exit 127 ./MozillaFirebird
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:12 PM   #14
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gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

These are the console errors.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:14 PM   #15
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gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

These are the console errors.
Redownload it again to your home directory the try the steps again.
 
  


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