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Old 10-28-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
henry pitax
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Question help ??

hello i'm the linux's fresh meat (just migrate), and also in this forum.
by the way i just succesfully install Red Hat Enterprise Edition series 3 by my bootable cdrom (notes : not a full installation)
and now im just confusing by the installation of firefox 2.
the file is on tar.gz packages
i've read all about tar.gz installation on newbie forum and try the tips, but still clueless.
anyway i kept my downloaded files in New Directory on root directory

[root@localhost root]# cd New\ Directory/
[root@localhost New Directory]# ls
firefox firefox- index.html

(p.s---sorry for silly question n my lack of english)


Old 10-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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The package you downloaded doesn't contain any source code - it's a prebuilt binary. So, you can just extract the files in the tarball (with "tar zxvf firefox-"), then change to the directory that's created (may be "firefox", or "mozilla" and you use "cd directory") and then run the executable ("./firefox", or "./firefox-bin", I can't remember which).

You have actually created a regular user account for yourself, right? If not, you really should since it's a bad idea to be using the root account all the time.

Edit: and for God's sake, please use better thread titles in future. You are told about this when you post a thread.

Last edited by Nylex; 10-28-2007 at 02:51 PM.
Old 10-28-2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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Talking my appologee

ok thanks for the advice
ok then, i'll fix my thead next time i posted one.


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