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Old 07-19-2006, 10:28 AM   #1
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i know this has prob been asked before...


ok i know you guys ahve seen thus question before, but how do you install firefox? i dontunder stand the directions on the site. i made a directory called fire fox and extracted it there... thats all i get from the instructions, can anyone just tell me what to do now?
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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AFAIK you get all the firefox binary when you extract the package, so you are now ready to hit off to the web. just run firefox from that location or if you want you can add the path to the firefox binary in your global $PATH.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:34 AM   #3
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when i click on the thing that says firefox it just says, couldnt find [program "my".. ans is the image sopossed to be a clam?
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:44 AM   #4
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It appears that you may not yet be qualified to install a program from scratch. What distro are you using? Surely it has Firefox available thru it's package management system.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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whats a distro -.-
 
Old 07-19-2006, 11:04 AM   #6
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if you mean like kind of linux, its called linspire
 
Old 07-19-2006, 11:19 AM   #7
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open the terminal
Go to /usr/bin
type ln -sf <location of firefox binary> firefox
now you're ready to roll
just use the Run Command Menu and type in firefox. Should help..
 
Old 07-19-2006, 11:20 AM   #8
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whats the terminal?,and where do i type stuff in

Last edited by meisbob; 07-19-2006 at 11:28 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 11:38 AM   #9
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lol omg it kept saying couldnt find file "my" so i made a text file called my and now it works lol
 
Old 07-19-2006, 11:58 AM   #10
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well you gotta do whatever you can to get stuff workin!
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:34 PM   #11
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FYI, the terminal is the heart of linux - instead of double clicking you will often find yourself typing commands into a program called a terminal. You can find the terminal in the menu system of almost any distro (ie, distribution; or "kind of linux"). You should probably learn the basic commands:

cd directory - change directory to directory
ls - lists all the files in the current directory
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
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Reading a UNIX manual and BASH manual is a great place to start.

Try this one to start:
http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html

Mozilla software comes in binary format so it works on the machine without any building.

Other software may have to be built before a binary can be executed.
 
  


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