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Old 05-22-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
bigjohn
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firefox 1.0.4 wheres it going ???


So, there's no rpm for firefox 1.0.4 for mandriva/mandrake 2005LE (or 10.2 even).

So I get it from the firefox site, as a tar.gz

I unpack it with ark and it makes a nice little "firefox-installer" directory (I don't want an installer directory, just a firefox one ).

if I then try ./firefox-installer, I get told it's a directory, if I then cd to /home/john/firefox-installer and then do ./firefox-installer it starts the install graphic, so I tell it "install" and when asked, choose /usr/share/firefox for a directory, which it promptly makes for me.

So I end up with /usr/share/firefox/firefox, but the damn directory is empty (and yes I've checked for hidden files).

All I want to do is install the damned thing, so that it has a menu entry and I can make an icon on the desktop (link to application etc etc).

maybe someone could explain how I'd do that???

regards

John
 
Old 05-22-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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Are you installing as root (needed to write to /usr/share/firefox), or as a regular user ? Normally, one would install firefox to ~/bin/firefox or somesuch.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 05-23-2005, 03:43 AM   #3
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hi,
plz use locate firefox, to find out in which directory has it installed.
the executable is ./firefox.U will find this file along with the others where u installed it.

once u find the executable u can give that path for the desktop icon.thereis a watermark.png file also for ur icon.

cheers,
Jared
 
Old 05-23-2005, 05:30 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by jared78
hi,
plz use locate firefox, to find out in which directory has it installed.
the executable is ./firefox.U will find this file along with the others where u installed it.

once u find the executable u can give that path for the desktop icon.thereis a watermark.png file also for ur icon.

cheers,
Jared
Code:
bash-3.00$ locate firefox
/home/john/Desktop/firefox-1.0.4.installer.tar.gz
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/bookmarks.html
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/localstore.rdf
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/search.rdf
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/mimeTypes.rdf
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/userChrome-example.css
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/userContent-example.css
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/overlayinfo
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/overlayinfo/mozapps
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/overlayinfo/mozapps/content
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/overlayinfo/mozapps/content/overlays.rdf
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/overlayinfo/browser
/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/overlayinfo/browser/content
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/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/tm18i5xt.default/chrome/overlayinfo/browser/skin
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/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/apps/firefox.png
/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/32x32/apps/firefox.png
/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/48x48/apps/firefox.png
/usr/share/firefox
/usr/share/firefox/firefox
/usr/bin/firefox
bash-3.00$
but for the life of me, I can't find the executable - what might it be called ??? Or, how would I get rid of that lot and start from scratch i.e. untarring the tar.gz and taking it from there ???

regards

John
 
Old 05-23-2005, 05:44 AM   #5
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/usr/bin/firefox is the executable. by the looks of that list, it is a symbolic link (basically equivalent to a shortcut in windows) to /usr/share/firefox/firefox. executables or "binaries" don't have a .exe extension in linux. most time when you install something, it will create a binary in one of: /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, /sbin /usr/sbin etc... (bin = binary).

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Old 05-23-2005, 05:47 AM   #6
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Check /usr/local/firefox. If it's there create a symlink for the executable in /usr/local/bin and you should be good to go.

That's how mine was always installed using the installer. Putting a symlink in /usr/local/bin will make it availabel to all users.

This may not be the deal for you though, looking at your locate output. Unless you forgot to run updatedb after installing firefox.

HTH
 
Old 05-23-2005, 05:47 AM   #7
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re-run the installer, point the output to /home/john/bin/firefox
Don't manually install to /usr... I've seem bad thing happen.
Oh, and run the installer as root, so it can have read access to some mozilla stuff.
once done, it'll be in /home/john/bin/firefox.

you can add that to your path, but I:
$ ln -s home/john/bin/firfox home/john/bin/firefox/firefox
(symlink)
 
Old 05-23-2005, 06:41 AM   #8
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Well I've tried godzeros suggestion. "It" wouldn't let me make a /home/john/bin/firefox, so I just did /home/john/firefox.

Which now exists, if I then open that, and click the firefox shell script it will open firefox, but I can't make a desktop link.

It keeps telling me that it can't "write to /home/john/Desktop/firefox. Access Denied". Now that I don't follow! It's my users desktop, and in all previous versions of mandrake that I've used, creating a link to application has been straight forward.

Why on earth it's decided that I, as user, don't have permissions to put a link/shortcut on my own desktop is beyond me!

So much for mandrake/mandriva making improvements

Perhaps someone could tell me how I'd do that please ???

regards

John
 
Old 05-23-2005, 07:30 AM   #9
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Well, I went back "to square one" and using the locate firefox, deleted all related entries to firefox except the tar.gz

Then I have unpacked the tar.gz in my home directory.

Then, I've just "su'd" to root and then cd'd into /home/john/firefox-installer, and then from there, done ./firefox-installer and the install graphic has started.

I've then told the installer that it should be going to /usr/share/firefox (which incidentally doesn't/didn't exist, so the installer asked if I wanted it created, - yes). Although godzero suggest differently, I'd read somewhere that that "should" be the right place (I don't really know but........)

The terminal says this, which I don't understand :-

Quote:
[root@localhost firefox-installer]# *** nsExtensionManager::_disableObsoleteExtensions - failure, catching exception so finalize window can close
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource
it's also opened firefox on the firefox start page, but the terminal has hung and only changes when I hit enter.

One of the "guides" I was reading, said about making /usr/share/firefox, well obviously I've already done that earlier, so I skip that, then as per the instructions I do
Code:
ln -s /usr/share/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
This has enabled me to be able to start firefox from a terminal.

I'd like to have it as a desktop shortcut, but If I try to make a link to application, I'm getting an error that tells me "Access denied. Could not write to /home/john/Desktop/link to Application.desktop."

How would I change it so that I can make the link to application ???

regards

John

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