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Old 04-09-2003, 10:00 PM   #1
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Setting up Mozilla

Being new to Linux (I have Mandrake 9.1), the easier things are, the better. Unfortunatly, I wasn't able to use an RPM for Mozilla 1.3, so I compiled it myself.

This worked fine and the program (/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla) works perfectly. The only problem is that since I built it myself, instead of using an RPM, there is no simple "mozilla" command available on my system.

When I am in the /usr/local/mozilla directory, and I type "mozilla", it works fine. When I'm in any other directoy, however, it says command not found.

Also, how can I make a Mozilla button for the panel and the K menu? I tried using menudrake, but like I said before, there is no simple "mozilla" command, and I also can't find the Mozilla icon from the available lists.

This seems like it should be an easy thing to do, I just don't know how to do it yet. Any help would really be appreciated!
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In the menudrake you could pass the full
path to mozilla as a parameter
/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla for the menu,
same for a KDE-button.

Or you could go to /usr/X11/bin
and do a
ln -s /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla mozilla

The latter would allow for starting
mozilla from any shell or from KDE
with Alt-F2 (run)

Old 04-09-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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you can right click the desktop and select "create new"->"link to application" and fill in the details. change the icon by clicking it and choosing 'other icons' then 'browse' to the mozilla icon folder. to execute mozilla with just 'mozilla' without having to cd /to/the/mozilla/dir/ first, you need to add /usr/local/mozilla to your path. at the bash prompt it would be > PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mozilla then > export PATH
Old 04-10-2003, 04:13 PM   #4
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Thanks! That worked great.


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