[ILUG] FF 1.5 Linux as gaeilge
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 12:50:18 GMT 2005
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Seán Mac Suibhne wrote:
> I am using Mandriva 2005 LE Linux and I cannot get it to install at all.
> I do a
> tar -zxvf firefox-1.5.tar.gz
> and it decompresses an already compiled/installed version ready to run or so
> it seems into a ./firefox folder.
> Any idea how I can get it to go into the usual /usr/local/bin/firefox/ folder
> so every account on the machine can use it?
In my experience, it is cleanest to wait for a distro packaged version.
However, you should be able to get this working if you need to.
These instructions will work on Debian, there might be some slight
differences on Mandriva in the PATH setting bit. As root:
mv ./firefox /usr/local/
chown -R root.root /usr/local/firefox
open /etc/profile and add a line:
which will place the newer version ahead of any old firefox version in your
path. There are probably other lines which modify/set the PATH so you'll
need to check the logic is correct and it doesn't get overwritten by
another line later (login and use "echo $PATH" to see it worked). I got a
brief complaint about chrome setup but it worked then.
Whether the icons in the menus are set to "firefox" or "/usr/bin/firefox"
you'd have to check yourself.
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