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Old 05-23-2006, 07:47 AM   #1
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install tar software

I have untar package firefox- Then it cretae a folder named firefox. How do i want to install the untar package? I'm using fedora core 3.
Old 05-23-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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You don't need to do anything else, you can just run the executable from within the directory "firefox".
Old 05-23-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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Hi there, I just installed Debian with KDE. Totally new to linux and I wanted to install same Firefox and was just wondering where the standard location for program files was in linux and how to create the link for all users.


Old 05-23-2006, 11:36 AM   #4
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there are different opinions as to where you should put the files. I usually create a directory under /usr/opt and then link the executables to /usb/opt/bin i.e.

untar firefox to /usr/opt/firefox
ln -s /usr/opt/firefox/firefox-bin /usr/opt/bin/firefox
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cheers mate


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