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Old 04-01-2006, 09:54 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Debian
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howto install firefox and thunderbird on debian sarge

I've downloaded and extracted thunderbird and firefox. I can run them as root, but how do I change them so I can run them as user? I've tried the following;

# chmod u+x /home/user/DOWNLOADS/thunderbird/thunderbird
# chown user /home/user/DOWNLOADS/thunderbird/thunderbird

# chown user /home/user/DOWNLOADS/firefox/firefox
# chmod u+x /home/user/DOWNLOADS/firefox/firefox

ALSO, how do install emacs? I downloaded and extracted emacs-21.4/ but can't config it.

SORRY. Just remembered how to read the README and INSTALL files!!!

Last edited by mohapi; 04-01-2006 at 10:17 AM.
Old 04-01-2006, 10:23 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Russia (St.Petersburg)
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A standard path for Firefox is /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/
It shouldn't be chown'ed (of course you should have permissions for reading and executing), but you will not be able to update it thru FF's menu (Help->Check_for_Updates...) if you do not have write permissions.
mv /home/user/DOWNLOADS/firefox /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox
should help you, but I have no idea why it doesn't work from the homepage, may be
chown user -R /home/user/DOWNLOADS/firefox
is what you need?



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