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Old 07-30-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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How to install a software?

I am running ubuntu 8.10 in my laptop, i downloaded the firefox 3.5 version from website,I am unaware of the procedure to install the program, I opened the downloaded file and a number of folders appeared.. What am i supposed to do??
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your best bet is to run "sudo aptitude install firefox-3.5" and it will take care of all the installation for you. One oddity though is that it's called "shiretoko" not "firefox" as it's a development package under ubuntu compared to 3.0.
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You can get the "ordinary" Firefox 3.5 by using the script called Ubuntuzilla for here:

Page down to "Installation". I have a 32 bit machine so the operations are - download the .deb, right click it and install, then run the command (in a Terminal):
Quote: -a install -p firefox
and answer the questions...
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what you have downloaded is a binary version of firefox - you should be able to launch firefox from that folder by running
user@machine$ ./firefox
from the directory containing the firefox files.

But as recommended, you should use Ubuntu's package manager to install it. You can use the Synaptic Package Manager, under System > Administration menu, and search for Firefox in there.
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