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Old 02-04-2004, 03:04 PM   #1
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installing software Mandrake / KDE

I'm a linux newbie, but a longtime Unix user, mostly Sun Solaris. I am using Mandrake 9.2 with KDE as my desktop.

I downloaded Mozilla firebird to be my primary web browser. It came packaged as a tar archive. I extracted the archive into my home directory. It runs fine from there, but that doesn't seem to be a very proper installation.

So I guess my question is: what would be considered a proper install for programs that just come lumped in a directory like that? What are common places to put them? How do I set up buttons and menus on the desktop? Is there an automated install procedure that I am missing?
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