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Old 02-24-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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Problem with Firefox

I have Suse 9.1....

and i installed the version Firefox 0.8 [23MB]
from the cd....

but when it was installed it used to go to some page from
and then it told me to download the latest version cuz the previous one may have some bugs!

so i downloaded the new firefox .....i don't remember the version....i think it was 1.0 [8MB]
the downloaded file was tar.gz file
then i clicked on some file......and then the installation started .....
the installation was as easy as it is done in windows....

but then i messed up had installed everythin in the same directory.....

i even lost my downloaded file!

what could have been wrong there?

if i am to install this in some specific directory....what is it?
Old 02-24-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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I may be wrong but I think that the new files should overwrite the old ones anyways. What exactly happened to firefox?
Old 02-25-2005, 01:48 AM   #3
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The installer is really easy to follow, all you have to do is choose an appropriate directory to install it e.g. somewhere in your /home directory or if you want others to use it a place such as /usr/local/ is good, but you will have to run the installer as root e.g.
#su -c "./firefox-installer"
from the extracted firefox directory.
Old 02-25-2005, 04:07 AM   #4
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The default location for firefox installation is /usr/local/ (as in the installer). I dont think the downloaded tar file will be overwritten. Just go back and search the tar file. Infact not even the firefox-installer file is overwritten. And yes, some of the files are overwritten by the installer, if installing on previous firefox, but that should not create problem.


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