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Old 04-30-2006, 07:33 PM   #1
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Debain and firefox


Hi,
I just recently switched to debain, and during the switch I guess firefox didn't install, I downloaded it file, I am not sure how to install it so all users can run it.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 07:38 PM   #2
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Don't download it yourself, install it from the Debian archives by running "apt-get install mozilla-firefox".
 
Old 04-30-2006, 07:39 PM   #3
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Would I do the same for gaim?
 
Old 04-30-2006, 08:02 PM   #4
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how about thunderbird, will that be there as well?
 
Old 04-30-2006, 08:16 PM   #5
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Yes. If you want to check out the whole list run "aptitude".
 
Old 04-30-2006, 11:39 PM   #6
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Check out Synaptic the Graphical installer in Debian.
Applications -> Debian -> Apps -> System -> Synaptic Package Manager

You can easily search for the packages you want and installe them with the click of your mouse..

I still prefere the command line though...

apt-get update
apt-get install mozilla-firefox thunderbird gaim


you can also search for packages from the command line

apt-get update
apt-cache search firefox
 
Old 05-01-2006, 02:08 AM   #7
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Debian Sarge only comes with an older version of Firefox, so if you want the latest you will need to install manually. I recommend using the Debian Version, but here is how to do it manually anyway. As root:
1) Download the installer from mozilla.com
2) Unzip it: "tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.2.tar.gz"
3) Move the folder that has been created to /usr/local/firefox
4) Create a link in /usr/bin, to enable all users access: "ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin"

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 05-01-2006, 08:39 AM   #8
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In normal circumstances you don't need to download any program from any webpage: just use "aptitude", "apt-get" or "synaptic". All will do the same thing: download and install the program you, plus the programs and libraries they depend on. Doing this by hand is unnecessary and takes 20x more time.

I suggest you check out these sites for some linux manuals:

http://www.debian.org/doc (For Debian user guides)
http://tldp.org (For generic linux user guides)

In the long run reading a good manual will save you lots of time and frustration.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 08:56 AM   #9
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If you are running Sarge and you want the latest Firefox, or OpenOffice, check out Debian backports..

http://www.backports.org

All the latest versions packaged and ready to be installed on your Sarge system..
 
  


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