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Old 04-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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Installing Firefox?


Focusing on a different subject now..FINALLY!!!! I want to know how can I install Firefox for Solaris 10 x86? Is it easy enough for a NEWBIE to do or not?? Well, saying that..I will need some examples or commands after I had downloaded the installation file...

Be WARNED...

I am no good in compiling software or anything like that under UNIX...

thanks

EDIT>>

I did manage to install firefox....

But, how can replace the ICON in the CDE panel where the CLOCK is with Firefox??? Is there any way to replace that clock-webbrowser icon with Firefox?

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Old 04-15-2006, 09:55 PM   #2
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Download http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozi...86-pkg.tar.bz2 somewhere in your disk, then, open a shell window, cd in that directory and run:
Code:
bunzip2 firefox-1.5.0.1.en-US.solaris2.10-i386-pkg.tar.bz2
tar xf firefox-1.5.0.1.en-US.solaris2.10-i386-pkg.tar
cd firefox-1.5.0.1.en-US.solaris2.10-i386
pkgadd -d MOZffox.pkg
Answer yes to every question pkgadd may ask you.

That will create a directory in /opt (like /opt/firefox-<something>).
Note the directory name, to launch firefox, run "/opt/firefox*/firefox"
 
Old 04-15-2006, 10:11 PM   #3
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OK thanks alot..I already ran it...

But does these commands actually replace the clock-looking icon in the CDE panel? Like i said, I already had it running...But I cannot get Firefox to replace the default Mozilla browser..

Because I dont want to have to run it everytime through that directory or through even a console to open firefox..I just want click on that icon in CDE panel to start browsing.

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Old 04-16-2006, 06:39 AM   #4
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Edit "/usr/dt/bin/sdtwebclient"
replace the lines:
Code:
PATH=/usr/bin:${PATH}:/usr/sfw/bin:/opt/NSCPcom
COMMAND=`basename $0`
DEFAULT_BROWSER_LIST="mozilla netscape sun_netscape netscape6"
by
Code:
PATH=/usr/bin:${PATH}:/usr/sfw/bin:/opt/NSCPcom:/opt/firefox
COMMAND=`basename $0`
DEFAULT_BROWSER_LIST="firefox mozilla netscape sun_netscape netscape6"
Make sure /opt/firefox is a link to the directory where firefox is installed, by running this command:
Code:
ln -s /opt/firefox1.5 /opt/firefox
Replace firefox1.5 by the actual name of the directory if different.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 11:41 AM   #5
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And this will replace the Mozilla Browser in the CDE panel that looks like the clock???
 
Old 04-16-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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Why wouldn't it ?
 
Old 05-16-2006, 12:28 PM   #7
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firefox on solaris

hello jlliagre,

I was trying to install firefox on solaris and when I extract the tar file it does not extract the file cous I dont see any dir cd firefox-1.5.0.1.en-US.solaris2.10-i386 and when I go to a dir MOZfirefox and run pkgadd -d MOZffox.pkg I get some error message,

I need some help please,

I have solaris 8
thsnks
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:39 PM   #8
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It seems you are installing a Solaris 10 package on Solaris 8, which is unlikely to work.
 
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thanks for noticing that

Can u help me please with some detailed instruction how to instal and what version to install?

thanks
 
Old 05-16-2006, 07:14 PM   #10
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Go to http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/relea...l#othersystems
and look for Contributed Builds, pick one of the solaris2.8 archive, depending on your architecture (x86 or sparc) and preference (tarball or package).
 
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hello,

I did install the browser but when I try to launch it wont cause some patches are missing. any ideas.

thanks
 
Old 06-04-2006, 12:14 PM   #12
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Quote:
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I did install the browser but when I try to launch it wont cause some patches are missing. any ideas.
Installing the expected patches would be the best option, I believe.
 
  


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