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Old 08-21-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
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I can unpack firefox, but can't get it to install?

I can unpack Firefox, but can't get it to install. This is my first time using Linux(Fedora core 2) and my first experience with installing new software on Linux. I had no trouble downloading, burning and installing the O.S. So far I really like the look and feel of the system. I am not a programmer, but am usually able to work my way through new software.

I downloaded Firefox and was able to unpack it, but cannot get it to install.
I unpacked it into a folder that I named Firefox, but when I open the folder
the file type says "unknown type" for most of the files in the folder. I tried to open firefox installer-bin, but nothing happens, not even an error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hope I've given you enough info.
Old 08-21-2004, 11:16 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

I've never tried to install firefox in Gnome.

I'd suggest you start a console, su -, cd
to the directory and
If that fails, try
. installer-bin

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I think that you have opened the file that contains a binary executable. So go back into the folder named firefox and type ./firefox (or maybe ./firefox-bin). That should get it to run for you.


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