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Old 06-01-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Which directory do I install firefox in on Debian Etch?

I'm sure I've done this before, but ah well...

I just downloaded the firefox- file from, with the intention of replacing IceWeasel.

However, I can't remember which directory to un-tar the file into. However, it does run from my home directory, so I know it works.

I'm reckoning it should be somewhere in /usr/ but other than that, I have no idea.
Old 06-01-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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how about /usr/local/firefox or /opt/firefox ?
Old 06-01-2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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Anywhere you want really, even keep it in $HOME. I install Firefox in /opt/firefox-{Version} and create an /opt/firefox symlink. Then I add /opt/firefox/bin to my $PATH. When i install a new version of Firefox, I just change the symlink, make sure everything works for a few days (you never know), then delete the old version directory. Easy and clean.
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I found that it's better to install it to /opt/firefox if you have multiple users.
Old 06-01-2007, 12:40 PM   #5
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Ah... I think I'll move it to /opt/firefox even though there's only me on this PC.
If I leave it in my home dir, there's a high chance that I'll have a tidy up and blitz the thing.
(Been there, done that.)

OK, thanks!


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