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Old 12-19-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
gaspower
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Help Installing Firefox


Hello,
I am new to Linux, and trying to install my first program Firefox. I have downloaded it and extracted it into tmp/firefox? Is this correct. I thought there would have been an executable file, but did not see one. Do installs have to be from the command line?

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Old 12-19-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?
Firefox is included in e.g. Suse or Fedora.

You should extract in /opt/Firefox and create a desktop shortcut to /opt/Firefox/firefox.bin.
You also may create a symlink from firefox.bin to /usr/bin/firefox, so you can start firefox from console.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 10:20 AM   #3
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Hello,
Thanks for the reply. Sorry, I am using Fedora 4.0. So basically there is no install like windows. You extract to folder and just link to firefox bin?

Thanks JR
 
Old 12-19-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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That's pretty much what it says here. You could probably get Firefox through yum, too.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 07:46 PM   #5
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firefox 'installation instructions' fail to illuminate

This is what it says on the firefox website:

"Extract the tarball in the directory where you want to install Firefox:

tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.tar.gz

This will create a firefox subdirectory of that directory."

OK. No problem. Done that. Now what??? To a newbie like me these instructions really beg more questions than they ask...its like getting only the first page of a manual. I think firefox is without doubt a great app, but if they could post a single clear and complete installation walkthrough for mere newbies, then we wouldn't clog up the forums asking these kind of questions.

I've luckily found an RPM for my distro, but how can anyone else RTFM when there is no FM?
 
Old 01-20-2006, 01:05 AM   #6
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You just cd into that directory and run the executable..
 
Old 01-20-2006, 11:32 AM   #7
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aaah. thank you.
 
  


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