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Old 03-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
mogrady
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Installing Firefox 3.0.7 Upgrade


Mepis 8.0

I would appreciate it if someone would list a step by step process for installing the latest Firefox 3.0.7 upgrade. It downloads as a tar package and I always have trouble getting it to install,run, etc.

Thanks Michael
 
Old 03-06-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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Mepis 8.0

I would appreciate it if someone would list a step by step process for installing the latest Firefox 3.0.7 upgrade. It downloads as a tar package and I always have trouble getting it to install,run, etc.

Thanks Michael
I assume you want to do this direct from the mozilla site rather than waiting for the Mepis package. Ok.
1. Download the tarball from Mozilla to a convenient locatation (I like /tmp)
2. Open a console, navigate to where you put the tarball and type the command:
Code:
tar jxvf [name of tarball]
Note that tarball ends in bz2 (b-zipped).
3. The unpacking process will create a folder with a zillion files (not really ) in /tmp The folder will probably be called something like "firefox"
4. Execute the command (still from the terminal)
Code:
sudo mv firefox /opt
5. Your new firefox installation is now located in /opt/firefox and to run it you can create an app link to /opt/firefox/firefox
That's it.
Cheers,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 03-06-2009 at 09:50 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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I think - apt get firefox should do the trick.

Why dont you give it a twirl.

Last edited by sureshsujatha; 03-14-2009 at 12:12 AM.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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At this time "apt-get" would still give you FF 3.0.6
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