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PnkFloyd27 03-11-2007 01:32 PM

Firefox 2.0.0.2
 
I am trying to install firefox 2.0.0.2 on Slackware 11.0. I have tried a number of different things that I have found on the internet, but to no avail. So after trying so many different things, I came here. How do I install Firefox 2.0.0.2 on my machine?

hitest 03-11-2007 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PnkFloyd27
I am trying to install firefox 2.0.0.2 on Slackware 11.0. I have tried a number of different things that I have found on the internet, but to no avail. So after trying so many different things, I came here. How do I install Firefox 2.0.0.2 on my machine?

You can download a pre-built slackware package for FF 2.0.0.2 from linuxpackages.net

install the package as root on the commandline with this command:

# installpkg firefox-2.0.0.2-i686-1kjz.tgz

Download FF 2.0.0.2

PnkFloyd27 03-11-2007 01:50 PM

Okay, I did go there and download that before but I didn't use that command, I'll try it now. So just for future reference, when do I compile from source (using the ./config, make, su, make file commands) and when do I use the installpkg command?

Michielvw 03-11-2007 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hitest
You can download a pre-built slackware package for FF 2.0.0.2 from linuxpackages.net

Ofcourse, the question is: why would you want to download FF 2.0.0.2 from linuxpackages.net since it is Slackware-11.0 as a package??

just download it from your nearest slackware mirror (it's in extra/extra/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2/ )

and then depending if you have firefox already installed:

upgradepkg mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2-i686-1.tgz

or if you haven't

installpkg mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2-i686-1.tgz

gilead 03-11-2007 01:57 PM

The installpkg command is for pre-built Slackware packages, these usually have a .tgz suffix. The .configure && make && make install commands are for use with source code archives which usually have a .tar.bz2 or .tar.gz suffix. There are exceptions to the naming convention - there should be docs at the site you download from...

Also, Firefox 2.0.0.2 is available from Slackware mirrors now - it's in the extra/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2 directory.

PnkFloyd27 03-11-2007 02:15 PM

I don't understand where to find extra/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2.

Daedra 03-11-2007 02:26 PM

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...irefox-2.0.0.2

PnkFloyd27 03-11-2007 02:41 PM

Oh okay, wow.

PnkFloyd27 03-11-2007 03:05 PM

Alright, now I have it downloaded and I logged into root and did "installpkg /home/greg/Desktop/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2-i686-1.tgz"
Now, did it overwrite the previouse version of firefox? And how do I use it? =x

Edit: I don't know if it was something that I did before, but there are two shortcuts in the menue bar under Internet for Firefox, but they are the same version.

onebuck 03-11-2007 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PnkFloyd27
Alright, now I have it downloaded and I logged into root and did "installpkg /home/greg/Desktop/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2-i686-1.tgz"
Now, did it overwrite the previouse version of firefox? And how do I use it? =x

Hi,

You should read some online reference! Check my sig.

Another site to get Slackware 11 or files.

When you want to see the packages installed/maintain/remove, use the pkgtool command from a console. If the package is system wide you will instaLL as root. If just a user then issue while in the user environment.

PnkFloyd27 03-11-2007 03:43 PM

Okay, I rebooted the computer and now it's working. Thank you for all of your help.

Necronomicom 03-11-2007 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PnkFloyd27
Alright, now I have it downloaded and I logged into root and did "installpkg /home/greg/Desktop/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.2-i686-1.tgz"
Now, did it overwrite the previouse version of firefox? And how do I use it? =x

there are two ways to check your installed packages in slackware, the easiest way is to use pkgtool, and the fastest way is to goto /var/log/packages and do a ls "package name" there, so for example if you want to see your firefox packages:

cd /var/log/packages
ls *firefox*

removepkg (package name)

adriv 03-11-2007 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Necronomicom
there are two ways to check your installed packages in slackware, the easiest way is to use pkgtool, and the fastest way is to goto /var/log/packages and do a ls "package name" there, so for example if you want to see your firefox packages:

cd /var/log/packages
ls *firefox*

removepkg (package name)

If you just used installpkg, the old Firefox 1.5.* is still around. So you better remove that one, like Necronomicom wrote.
Next time, you'd better use upgradepkg. ;)

yuchai 03-11-2007 07:17 PM

FYI - you may want to look into signing up to the slackware-security mailing list. This way you can be sure not to miss the latest security updates.


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