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Old 06-16-2004, 07:53 AM   #1
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installing firefox in debian


i just can't figure out how to install it. thanks. I'm on Debian 3.0r2 woody stable.

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:09 AM   #2
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Hey, I'm using mandrake. But the way i installed it it shouldn't matter.

I downloaded this file.
firefox-0.8-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar

I untared it. Worked straight away.
If you want it to work for all users of the system copy it over to /usr/local/firefox.

I notice 0.9 is out now. Should be similar.

Hope this helps,
Gex.

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:12 AM   #3
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yeah, I tried that, but I can't solve the dependencies.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 08:19 AM   #4
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ok yeah, so I untar it, and try to run it and it tell me :
error whiel loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

the thing is, apt tells me that that particular library is installed...
 
Old 06-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #5
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Try installing 0.9.
I just tried it then.

Downloaded it, guzipped it, untarred it, ran firefox-installer as root.
Installed to /usr/local/firefox
When I told it to try importing settings from 0.8 it seemed to hang, so I skipped that the second time.
But i'm using 0.9 right now, try it out, see how that goes.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 08:39 AM   #6
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actually I was trying 9.0
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:28 PM   #7
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You have several options to install firefox. There is currently a problem with mozilla using backports so you can either use apt-pinning or switch to testing/unstable from stable.


Switch from stable to testing or unstable[list=1][*]Run apt-setup and edit your sources list to point to testing or unstable instead of stable[*]Save and exit[*]At the command prompt, enter "apt-get install mozilla-firefox"[/list=1]

Another option is to use apt-pinning.
You can find a tutorial about it here

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Old 06-16-2004, 10:32 PM   #8
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It installed fine on my Woody.

I don't know if it came from Debian or backports.

Try

apt-get install mozilla-firefox

if it doesn't find it add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable all
 
Old 06-16-2004, 10:37 PM   #9
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There is a problem with the gtk2 libraries that causes the mozilla-firefox install to fail.

http://www.backports.org/problems.html

You could either wait for the problem to get resolved or install from testing or unstable.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 11:21 PM   #10
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i have been using firefox on debian for quite some time and never had a problem installing from the tar file....
 
Old 06-16-2004, 11:31 PM   #11
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From your signiture your using Sid, not Woody.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 05:42 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by darthtux
From your signiture your using Sid, not Woody.
actually you are correct....but i have only been using SID for the last few months...my basic system is testing (Sarge).
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:26 PM   #13
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And Sarge is different from Woody. That tar file of Firefox doesn't work on Woody. It has to be backported.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 03:16 AM   #14
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in case anyone hasnīt downloaded it already, firefox 0.9 was released a few days ago
 
Old 06-18-2004, 08:29 AM   #15
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If you're going to use state-of-the-art software, like freshly shipped firefox, then I strongly recommend upgrading to sarge. If your problem is stability, a more or less coherent sarge snapshot is usually better than a sable with lots of upgraded libraries. Only reason to keep back is if you run an usupervised server in insecure environment, batch applying security patches.
 
  


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