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Old 06-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Question how do I unzip files on acer one running linux lite


I have downloaded an update of mozilla firefox but don't know how to unzip it. Do I download it to disc(hard drive) or do I download to xarchiver? Then how do I unzip it.Do I have to unzip all files the same way?
 
Old 06-26-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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I have downloaded an update of mozilla firefox but don't know how to unzip it. Do I download it to disc(hard drive) or do I download to xarchiver? Then how do I unzip it.Do I have to unzip all files the same way?
Hi,

you need to be more specific about what you have exactly downloaded. Is it a *.tar archive, *.bz2 or *.gz or ...
Also, is it an update for a firefox plugin? Those are usually handled by firefox itself. You just need to set the appropriate option. If it is an update for firefox itself then this should be handled by your system's package manager. Unless you want to upgrade to new version of firefox, which is not in your systems repositories. This, however, is strongly discouraged since this will most probably raise dependency issues. Judging from your post you certainly won't be able to resolve them.

So please post what exactly you have downloaded, your host system and why you think you have to do a manual upgrade.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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Question how do I unzip files

Hi,I clicked on upgrade firefox, took me to mozilla download site, I clicked on linux icon, came up in download window as firefox-3.6.4.tar.bz2. Went to open and don't know how to install as it says it needs to be unzipped.I have linux lite operating system.sorry but what is system package manager? I can't get help at home as everybody else runs windows on their laptops.

you need to be more specific about what you have exactly downloaded. Is it a *.tar archive, *.bz2 or *.gz or ...
Also, is it an update for a firefox plugin? Those are usually handled by firefox itself. You just need to set the appropriate option. If it is an update for firefox itself then this should be handled by your system's package manager. Unless you want to upgrade to new version of firefox, which is not in your systems repositories. This, however, is strongly discouraged since this will most probably raise dependency issues. Judging from your post you certainly won't be able to resolve them.

So please post what exactly you have downloaded, your host system and why you think you have to do a manual upgrade.[/QUOTE]
 
Old 06-26-2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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Hi,

not familiar with (linpus?) linux lite. Do you have an acer notebook by any chance?
Anyway, the package manager is the program that will upgrade your system and let you install additional software. However, if you do not have any problems with your current version of firefox then you should stick with it.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 06:12 PM   #5
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It is an acer aspire one (model ZG5). I have difficulty at some sites eg: youtube..tells me I need to upgrade firefox browzer to use youtube.
 
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as far as i know it is not possible to install the current firefox 3.6 on a limpus light laptop

i take it you have firefox 2 currently installed


you would be better off dumpping limpus light and installing Ubuntu

do some googling and you will find out why.
 
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If you decide to go with Ubuntu there is also a netbook version with Firefox 3.6. Look here.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 05:11 PM   #8
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I went to the site you said, downloaded ubantu and then got stuck...the options for usb stick are windows/mac/ubantu...I have linpus lite..how do I format the usb stick?
 
  


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