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Old 10-08-2003, 10:47 AM   #1
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Newbie Mozella question

I am new to Linux and hoping you folks can help me. I am trying to install only my second program ever. I am having trouble. I am running Red Hat 9 and am trying to install Mozella Firebird. I have unpacked it but cannot find anything that looks like install instructions. I am not 100% sure what I should be looking for. I was hoping someone here could help. Thanks in advance.

Old 10-08-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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you're either looking for a file called mozilla-installer
or a file called configure
if it's the first
open a terminal
cd to moz installer folder
su to root
type ./mozilla-installer

if it's the second option

open a terminal
cd to moz installer folder
when it's finished
type make
su to root
and type make install
Old 10-08-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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Or if you can find any .rpm files, chances are that will do the trick. (If there are none, refer to salparadises post for the terminal instructions)
Old 10-08-2003, 01:22 PM   #4
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I ran the RH9 RPM file, now how do I run mozilla firebird?
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you can also run MozillaFirebird right out of the package with the command ./MozillaFirebird works just fine but you dont have to install it ...
Old 10-10-2003, 03:53 PM   #6
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yes. i got thrown for a loop when i realized mozilla firebird didn't need to be configured and installed!
Old 10-10-2003, 04:37 PM   #7
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Also - read the README or INSTALL files along with any package.

they can be realy very helpful and informative.
Old 10-15-2003, 02:27 PM   #8
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MozillaFireBird package doesnt come with README nor INSTALL text. Not nice . you have to do some copying around.

If you unziped the file to your home directory in a terminal do:
1. download gz-file from
2. tar -xzvf MozillaFirebird-0.6.1-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
3. su
Password: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
4. mv MozillaFirebird /usr/local
5. ln -s /usr/local/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird /usr/bin
6 exit

now you can run Firebird by: MozillaFirebird from command prompt.
I run RH8-Gnome2.2. and I just created an icon on my phenix.

Hope this helps.


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