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Old 12-06-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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I have foxfire-1.5.tar.gz on my desktop now what?

My Diamond Supra express 56e Pro came in the mail today I installed it and for the first time I am on line with Suse 9.1. My next problem is I want to use Firefox as I am use to that as my browser. The problem is I have Firefox-1.5.tar.gz on my desktop and I'm not sure what to do next to install it. I've read several directions as to how to do it but I keep getting confused. Can someone explain in newbe language as to how it is done?

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Old 12-06-2005, 06:53 PM   #2
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You can download a Suse 1.5 rpm for 9.1 from the Suse ftp mirrors.
Old 12-06-2005, 07:08 PM   #3
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As root, extract the tarball to /usr/lib/
# cd /usr/lib/
# tar -xzf /home/<your login name>/Desktop/Firefox-1.5.tar.gz
That should create a /usr/lib/firefox directory (and lots of subdirectories.)

Note: When I did this, I was in KDE, and used arc instead of the above. I think that the command is correct, but . . .

Then create a symbolic link from /usr/bin to /usr/lib/firefox/firefox:
# ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
and then firefox should be recognized as a command.

If you're using KDE and want a desktop icon for firefox, just right click on the desktop and create one with "firefox" as the executable.


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