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about the latest version Firefox?

Postby jasonzhang » 2006-06-06 09:39

Hi
I am new guy to Debian, just do me a help!

I just download the lastest version of firefox from http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

and it is a tar file. I put the file in \root\download\
What I do is unpack the file using:
tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz

after that, what should I do? i follow one notes by Acron_0248, but what he says is .configure and compile something, how can i do that?

I want to put the firefox in the Application/internet menus, anyone can help?
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Postby Grifter » 2006-06-06 11:18

type apt-get install mozilla-firefox

and do not start X as root
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Postby ajdlinux » 2006-06-06 20:54

Apt-get is the automatic installation system used in Debian - use "su" to switch to root, then type "apt-get install <package>" where <package> is what you want to install.

If you want a graphical program to do it try Synaptic and KPackage.
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Postby Harold » 2006-06-06 21:12

I put the file in \root\download\
What I do is unpack the file using: tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz
after that, what should I do?
i follow one notes by Acron_0248, but what he says is .configure and compile something, how can i do that?


When you did tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz, a new directory was created in /root/download/. It is probably named firefox/. It contains a complete firefox binary with static versions of every support file required to run the application. You do not have to do ./configure, make, make install. The executable is /root/download/firefox/firefox.
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Postby jbs1136 » 2006-07-22 02:42

I downloaded a nightly which had an extension of .bz2. I found (via google) how to unpack it but it left me with a tar file. I used ark to unzip it but firefox will not run. I click on firefox (a shell script). I know I am missing something, just don't know what. I like the nightly's and all the new stuff.

Thanks,

John

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