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Old 03-26-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
Longinus
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Question distribute firefox files


when i compiled firefox it made its own directory in my home folder

but when i go to a terminal and type

firefox

it doesnt show up

how do i distribute all the files to the right directories like /usr/local/bin /usr/local/lib etc.
so i can type in firefox in command line without having to be in the firefox directory

thanks
 
Old 03-26-2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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create a link on your desktop? or type home/yourname/firefox/firefox in the terminal and it'll launch. i just created a link on my desktop, tho.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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yeah thats what i have been doing

but now i want to have it all distributed in the local files so i can run it from a command line without typing in the path.

any suggestions?

thanks
 
Old 03-26-2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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Open KEdit

Paste this:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# The contents of this file are subject to the Netscape Public License
# Version 1.0 (the "NPL"); you may not use this file except in
# compliance with the NPL.  You may obtain a copy of the NPL at
# http://www.mozilla.org/NPL/
#
# Software distributed under the NPL is distributed on an "AS IS" basis,
# WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the NPL
# for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the
# NPL.
#
# The Initial Developer of this code under the NPL is Netscape
# Communications Corporation.  Portions created by Netscape are
# Copyright (C) 1998 Netscape Communications Corporation.  All Rights
# Reserved.
#

## $Id: mozilla.in,v 1.2 2003/07/26 07:51:05 bryner%brianryner.com Exp $
## 
## Usage:
##
## $ mozilla [args]
##
## This script is meant to run the firefox-bin binary from either 
## mozilla/xpfe/bootstrap or mozilla/dist/bin.
##
## The script will setup all the environment voodoo needed to make
## the firefox-bin binary to work.
##

#uncomment for debugging
#set -x

moz_libdir=/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-0.8
MRE_HOME=/usr/lib/mre/mre-1.6

# Use run-mozilla.sh in the current dir if it exists
# If not, then start resolving symlinks until we find run-mozilla.sh
found=0
progname=$0
curdir=`dirname "$progname"`
run_moz="$curdir/run-mozilla.sh"
if test -x "$run_moz"; then
  dist_bin=$curdir
  found=1
else
  here=`/bin/pwd`
  while [ -h "$progname" ]; do
    bn=`basename "$progname"`
    cd `dirname "$progname"`
    progname=`/bin/ls -l "$bn" |sed -e 's/^.* -> //' `
    if [ ! -x "$progname" ]; then
      break
    fi
    curdir=`dirname "$progname"`
    run_moz="$curdir/run-mozilla.sh"
    if [ -x "$run_moz" ]; then
      cd "$curdir"
      dist_bin=`pwd`
      found=1
      break
    fi
  done
  cd "$here"
fi
if [ $found = 0 ]; then
  # Check default compile-time libdir
  if [ -x "$moz_libdir/run-mozilla.sh" ]; then
    dist_bin=$moz_libdir
  else 
    echo "Cannot find mozilla runtime directory. Exiting."
    exit 1
  fi
fi

script_args=""
moreargs=""
debugging=0
MOZILLA_BIN="firefox-bin"

export LOGNAME=$USER'-'$MOZILLA_BIN
export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

if [ "$HOME" ]; then
  export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=$MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH:$HOME/.mozilla/plugins
fi

if [ "$OSTYPE" = "beos" ]; then
  mimeset -F $MOZILLA_BIN
fi

while [ $# -gt 0 ]
do
  case "$1" in
    -p | -pure)
      MOZILLA_BIN="firefox-bin.pure"
      shift
      ;;
    -g | --debug)
      script_args="$script_args -g"
      debugging=1
      shift
      ;;
    -d | --debugger)
      script_args="$script_args -d $2"
      shift 2
      ;;
    *)
      moreargs="$moreargs \"$1\""
      shift 1
      ;;
  esac
done

export MRE_HOME
eval "set -- $moreargs"
if [ $debugging = 1 ]
then
  echo $dist_bin/run-mozilla.sh $script_args $dist_bin/$MOZILLA_BIN "$@"
fi
exec "$dist_bin/run-mozilla.sh" $script_args "$dist_bin/$MOZILLA_BIN" "$@"
Save it as /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox.sh

NOTE: Make sure these two lines have the correct path:

Code:
moz_libdir=/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-0.8
MRE_HOME=/usr/lib/mre/mre-1.6
If your mozilla firefox isn't /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-0.8, change it so it points to the correct directory :-)

Last edited by vi0lat0r; 03-26-2004 at 11:01 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:30 PM   #5
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or edit your .bashrc in your home directory at the bottom of it add


alias firefox="/home/username/MozillaFirefox/firefox"

logout or restart your computer.

This will only work for you though and only through the terminal. So if you make a launcher you have to link it to the actual file and not just firefox

Last edited by Crazy Travis; 03-26-2004 at 11:33 PM.
 
  


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