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raagu 10-06-2008 04:00 PM

How to install firefox 3.0.3 in slackware 12.1 ??
HI friends, I hav installed slackware 12.1.. I jus downloaded firefox 3.0.3 .tar.gz.. Please explain me the procedure to install it..

Unknown_User 10-06-2008 04:19 PM

Unpack the archive that you have downloaded. If you don't have one of the archive tools (such as Ark) then open a terminal and use;

tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2

then run the script in the firefox folder


raagu 10-06-2008 04:24 PM

Ya i did the same thing.. When i run that script, it will just open the firefox browser , it has not been updated to latest version as i can see in
Help---> About Mozilla firefox.... Its still showing the older version......

Unknown_User 10-09-2008 04:09 AM

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

Your link is still aimed at the old version of firefox so you need to update it.

Let's assume that you have unpacked the new version of firefox to /usr/lib/firefox (change the location below as necessary if you have unpacked it somewhere else)

Open a terminal and either as root or sudo use

ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

This will change the link so that it points at the new version.

You may find (depending upon your distro) that when you type the above that you get '/usr/bin/firefox: File exists' in which case delete the old version first by using (also as root or sudo)

rm /usr/bin/firefox

and then repeat the

ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

That should work...

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