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Old 04-28-2004, 04:12 PM   #1
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whats the command to start firefox?


At the moment FF in installed in /usr/local/firefox, and I know you can start it by cding into the FF dir and running ./firefox. But I want to add FF to my fluxbox menu and adding [exec] (firefox) {./firefox} to .fluxbox/menu wount open it. What cmd should I be putting in there?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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And this?

Hi,

I suggest you try this in your fluxbox menu then:
/usr/local/firefox

By the way, doesn't just ' firefox ' work (without ' ./ ' ). In general, after a proper install, it works.
Does ' which firefox ' return an error? or does it return ' /usr/local/firefox ' ?
Did you complete your install with ' make install '?
BTW I just love firefox! (and Slackware as well)

Cheers,
Sylvain.

Last edited by sylvain_gnu; 04-28-2004 at 04:18 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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firefox dose work without the ./, but only in /usr/local/firefox. 'which firefox' returns /usr/local/firefox...no error, and no I havent done a make install, it dosnt work. To install I just did a tar xvzf firefox-0.8-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz.

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Old 04-28-2004, 04:45 PM   #4
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and putting the path for ff in flux/menu dosnt work
 
Old 04-28-2004, 04:51 PM   #5
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Well, try this (and what about this make install ?)

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Originally posted by Wiggy
firefox dose work without the ./, but only in /usr/local/firefox. 'which firefox' returns /usr/local/firefox...no error,
and no I havent done a make install, it dosnt work. To install I just did a tar xvzf firefox-0.8-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz.
So ' firefox ' should work, unless maybe you need to modify your PATH environment variable to have it include /usr/local
You can do this in your " .rc " in your home dir (.bashrc probably...) by adding to it
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local
Then command firefox should run FireFox each time you log in.
Does it make sense?

As to the make install you didn't use, it's a shame. Why didn't it work? Did you perform the make instlal as root as expected?

Does it help?

Sylvain.

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Old 04-28-2004, 04:51 PM   #6
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did you use the proper syntax with no mixed up curly braces or parenthesess? check that, and if everything is peachy, did you reload your config in the fluxbox menu?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:39 PM   #7
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Okay so I take it that its not installed, and when I do ./firefox in /usr/local its just running the unpackaged file, not the installed file. Dose that sound right? I still have the .bz2 so could you go through what you did exactly and i'll do the same. But yeah i tried going into firefox and doing ./compile, make, make install none of them worked.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #8
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should it not be
./configure not ./compile

it worked fine for me using configure -> make -> make install (last step as root)

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Old 04-28-2004, 05:46 PM   #9
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yeah sorry I ment configure
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:52 PM   #10
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This is what im seeing

Code:
bash-2.05b$ cd firefox
bash-2.05b$ ls
chrome       libnspr4.so      libssl3.so              regchrome
components   libnss3.so       libxpcom.so             regxpcom
defaults     libnssckbi.so    libxpcom_compat.so      res
firefox      libplc4.so       libxpistub.so           run-mozilla.sh
firefox-bin  libplds4.so      mangle                  searchplugins
icons        libsmime3.so     mozilla-xremote-client  shlibsign
ipc          libsoftokn3.chk  mozipcd                 xpicleanup
libmozjs.so  libsoftokn3.so   plugins
bash-2.05b$
 
Old 04-28-2004, 06:49 PM   #11
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if you can run /user/local/firefox in a terminal or run command and firefox runs, it's configured and installed. to add it to your fluxbox menu, use this (whatever applies to your directory) " [exec] (firefox) {/user/local/firefox} " save the menu, restart flux and it should work...mine runs fine. what version of flux are you using?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 07:01 PM   #12
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okay it worked, I dont know why it didn't last time I tried that. But how come you have to specify the path. With mozilla you just have to type mozilla
 
Old 04-28-2004, 07:29 PM   #13
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maybe you didn't restart flux?
 
  


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