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Old 03-28-2015, 03:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Keith Hedger View Post
A mozconfig file is recommended because of the large number of options though I have on occasion built firefox using ./configure --prefix=/usr ... , but I would stick to using the config file method.
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Got it, and for a pure 64-bit system how do I find out the general locations for the install like prefix and such?
Old 03-28-2015, 03:33 PM   #17
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Standard main install locations are /usr,/usr/local and /opt, use
./configure --help
when in the mozilla-relase folder to get a list of options, the install prefix for most autotools programs is /usr/local, your distro will tend to use /usr, this keeps your compiled stuff away from the official install, if however you use /usr as the prefis you will ( probably ) overwrite the firefox that has been installed by your distro, this may or may not be what you want as any updates by your package manager will overite ( probably ) your custom installed firefox.


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