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carabas 12-27-2013 12:13 PM

installing firefox
 
Hello
I have installed zenwalk 7.0 . But I am a biginner in linux . How can I install firefox ?
Thank you for yor answers .
Carabas

fuorviato 12-27-2013 12:26 PM

I guess little research/reading here should answer your question.
Your distro provide you with documentation. Don't mind reading it before asking already answered question please.

carabas 12-28-2013 03:12 AM

Hello
Thanks for your answers .
Sorry , I did not see the documentation . Now I have read , and I have tried to install firefox : with netpkg : I have charged the first mirror of the list , i have selected firefox in the list and i have cliked the install bouton but i have the message : 'echec du tÚlÚchargement des paquets ' ( downloading package failed ) .
What can i do ?
Thanks for your help .
Carabas

fuorviato 12-28-2013 08:37 AM

1) Are you connected to the internet?
2) Maybe the mirror is dead, so try figure and use another one.

carabas 12-29-2013 05:27 AM

Hello
Yes i am connected to internet .
I have tried other mirors , the dowloading of firefox is OK , the install is ok : no message . But at the end the firefox is not installed on the computer .
Carabas

fuorviato 01-04-2014 11:59 AM

Did you try opening a shell console or hitting alt+f2 for command prompt and type in "firefox" for instance ?
It may be also mozilla-firefox etc. The package name is up to the distro so check how is it called in yours, and search for it.

Ranamon 06-21-2015 04:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carabas (Post 5087676)
Hello
I have installed zenwalk 7.0 . But I am a biginner in linux . How can I install firefox ?
Thank you for yor answers .
Carabas

This is pretty easy. Download the firefox-*.tar.bz2 (what the version numbers happen to be) file and download to where ever you download files and cd into that directory. Then (need to be root to do this):

Code:

tar xvjf firefox-*.tar.bz2 -C /usr/lib64
This installs a "firefox" directory in lib64. The original firefox remains since it's named differently than just plain "firefox".

Next, cd into the /usr/bin directory, and blow away the "firefox" file (actually a sym-link) and create a new one:

Code:

ln -sv /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox firefox
This makes a new sym-link to the new firefox executable, with your menu's being none the wiser, so you can start the new version directly, just like you did the one that came with the distro.


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