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Old 11-26-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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Upgrading Firefox


Does anyone know how to upgrade from Firefox 1.0.6 to 1.0.7? i downloaded the tar.gz file already i just need to know what to do. I tried clicking on the Firefox installer-bin (which is supposed to work according to the firefox installer information) and nothing poped up. Can someone help. Thanks.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 02:26 AM   #2
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You might have to delete the existing firefox directory but export your bookmarks first.
Type "tar -xvzf filename" then, "tar -xvf filename" change directory to firefox-installer then type ./firefox-installer and follow the prompts.

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Old 11-26-2005, 04:11 AM   #3
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that didn't quite work. I dont really want to delete it, because if i can't end up installing it ill be stuck with Konqueror<uh>
What program would i open up that firefox installer with?
 
Old 11-26-2005, 11:44 AM   #4
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It shouldn't need to be opened using any program. Could be the installer isn't executable. Try right-clicking and look at the properties of the installer. There should be a tab listing the permissions. If it's not executable you should be able to add the permission from that tab (at least you can in Gnome).
 
Old 11-26-2005, 01:21 PM   #5
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Re: Upgrading Firefox

Quote:
Originally posted by ipodlinux
Does anyone know how to upgrade from Firefox 1.0.6 to 1.0.7? i downloaded the tar.gz file already i just need to know what to do. I tried clicking on the Firefox installer-bin (which is supposed to work according to the firefox installer information) and nothing poped up. Can someone help. Thanks.
Here do this: move the .tar.gz file to the directory where you will run firefox from (I put all mine in /usr/lib). Then, do this:
Code:
tar xzvf firefox.tar.gz
replacing "firefox" with the name of your tar.gz file. Then, do this (as root):
Code:
./firefox-installer
Now, just edit your menu so that when you click on the firefox icon it points to the executable you just installed for 1.0.7 and everything should be fine. Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 04:03 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by mcmillan
It shouldn't need to be opened using any program. Could be the installer isn't executable. Try right-clicking and look at the properties of the installer. There should be a tab listing the permissions. If it's not executable you should be able to add the permission from that tab (at least you can in Gnome).

well.... Im on KDE so... oh and i right clicked it and it is executable(.exe im assuming) and it should work but it doesnt. so i clicked run with(or "as" im not sure) ...but i do not know the program that is used to open it... Can someone tell me what it is.(the program)

and When you enter that command above do you enter it in Konsole?

thanks
 
Old 11-26-2005, 06:27 PM   #7
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Get Firefox 1.5. It has automatic upgrading.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 06:36 PM   #8
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i gotta upgrade to it first!!!!
did you even read my post??
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:20 PM   #9
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i right clicked it and it is executable(.exe im assuming) and it should work but it doesnt.
I just want to make sure this is correct, since nothing really should end in .exe. That is what a windows installer would include. Actually I'm wondering if this is what happened. If you have a windows installer it obviously wouldn't do anything when you try to install it. If it was just not executable I think it will open it as a text file.

So I decided to play around in KDE for a bit and it seems like the way to make something executable is to check a box beneath the boxes for read and write permisions, labeled as "is executable" If it's not checked that could be the problem. As I said, there isn't anything that the installer needs to be run with. Just double clicking will install it as long as it's executable, or maybe it will give you an option to open it as a text file.

You do use the commands that bioalchemist (awesome name by the way) gave you in Konsole, except I think you may already have done the first part in order to even get to the installer. That step is will extract the files from the compressed format that you downloaded them in. Then the second will actually run the installer. I did notice that the extraction command is the wrong file name, but it gives you the idea. Also before you run the installer you'll need to change to the decompressed folder by
cd /firefox-installer/
Then run
./firefox-installer

If it doesn't work tell us any errors you get after trying to run the installer.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:27 PM   #10
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its not an .exe file. i downloaded the linux version(from my linux computer).
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:30 PM   #11
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i typed su
then my password(to get into root)
then i typed ./firefox-installer and it said
bash: ./firefox-installer: no such file or directory.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 12:25 AM   #12
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Try running it using the full path name. (for me extracting it where it gets downloaded in my home folder would be /home/name/firefox-installer/fire-foxinstaller also it might be smart to use tab to auto-complete to make sure you're trying to run something that is actually there.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 01:13 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by ipodlinux
i typed su
then my password(to get into root)
then i typed ./firefox-installer and it said
bash: ./firefox-installer: no such file or directory.
Did you change to the directory where it was extracted?
 
  


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