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Old 12-17-2004, 11:13 PM   #1
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install gz file

Red Hat 7

I downloaded firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz
I have no idea how to proceed,can anybody help. Thanks
Old 12-17-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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1. Unpack the archive with tar zxvf firefox-installer<something>.tar.gz
2. cd firefox-installer
3. Then you will run the setup script (I don't remember what it is called--check the documentation)
It might be a command like ./firefox-installer

After it installs the executable bit will be in the firefox-installer folder and called firefox. To link that to your path just do a :

ln -s /home/you/firefox-installer/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Now, just type firefox from the commandline and firefox will run. You can make your own icons, add an entry to your menu or whatever...
Old 12-17-2004, 11:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Optimistic Im working on it but can't find the setup script.
Old 12-18-2004, 12:31 AM   #4
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Follow steps 1 and 2 of Optimistic's post, then type "firefox-installer" (without quotes) in a terminal.


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